December 29, 2010
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk
The popular musical Forever Plaid, performed by cast members from West Yellowstone's Playmill Theatre, comes to Brigham Young University-Idaho Jan. 13-15.
The musical is an affectionate revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" (e.g., The Four Aces, The Letterman) that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. The Plaids, a quartet of high-school chums, dreamed of recording an album, but their dreams ended in death (literally and figuratively) in a collision with a bus. The play begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.
Cast members include Rigby-native David Walker; Adam Pingel of Post Falls, Idaho; Ben Mason of Idaho Falls; and Roger Merrill, owner of the Playmill Theatre. Accompanying the cast will be pianist Stacy Jackson of Pingree, Idaho, and bass player Benjamin Romney of Sugar City, Idaho.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Drama Theater. Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series event are $7 for BYU-Idaho students and $14 for the general public. Tickets may be ordered by calling 496-3170 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets. Children must be 6 or older.