Once upon a time there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music, and then got together to become their idols The Four Freshman, The Hi-Los and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudges familys plumbing supply company, they became Forever Plaid. On the way to their first big gig the Plaids are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.
Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the Plaids will charm you with their delightful patter, and warm your heart with some of the greatest pop hits of the 1950s.
TAG’s fun-filled production features a group of terrifically talented guys: Mark Wenzel, whom you may have seen recently as Harold Hill in ACT’s production of The Music Man; Matt Bianconi, who was featured last year in TAG’s Mary Poppins; Jason Leander, another terrific singer who is reprising his role as Smudge; and T.J. Anderson, a Bellingham-based musician and singer who appeared in the show last year at the Mount Baker Theater.