New Jersey Stage

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Forever Plaid” takes the Axelrod Performing Arts Stage

(DEAL, NJ) -- The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is pleased to present "Forever Plaid" by the newly formed Shore Repertory Company on November 20 at 8 pm & November 21 at 3 pm., This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.Forever Plaid stars include Jan Topoleski, Ryan PJ Mulholland, Joseph Ficarra and Matthew Rae.

Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a
program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the '50s. The harmonizing quartet sing a series of well-loved '50s-'60s songs, and perform comedy antics which includes a Perry Como tribute, Calypso music and a hilarious re-enactment of The Ed Sullivan Show--jam-packed with plate twirlers, jugglers, impersonations and even Topo Gigio all in 3 minutes and 11 seconds. The show features many top songs from the 50s hit charts, including "Lady of Spain,” "Three Coins in the Fountain,” "Heart and Soul,” "Sixteen Tons,” "Catch a Falling Star,” and "Shangri-La.”

Since Forever Plaid first opened in New York on May 20, 1990, it received unanimous rave reviews and ran for over four years. It has gone on to spectacular worldwide successes. It was written directed and
choreographed by Stuart Ross and vocal arrangements by James Raitt.  Forever Plaid has been a sensational hit, provoking laughter and tears (sometimes at the same time). Audiences of all ages have adored the ‘50s
and'60s music, wholesome story, and never-ending comedic banter of ‘Plaid.'

 The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is located at 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at (732) 531-9106 ext. 142.