North Wake Theatre will present three performances of “Forever Plaid: The Musical” Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Showtimes are Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 plus tax and may be purchased online at www.wakeforestrencen.org/tickets-events or at the Renaissance Centre Box Office, 405 S. Brooks St.
“Forever Plaid” is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies.
Once upon a time, four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) discovered that they shared a love for music, then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid.” Tragically, 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 charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous 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 1950s.
For more information, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458.