Tibbits Summer Theatre presents Forever Plaid, a captivating musical journey through the melodies of the 1950s and 1960s. Running from June 13 to June 22 at Tibbits Opera House, this enchanting musical revue promises to transport attendees to a bygone era filled with nostalgia and charm.


Forever Plaid follows the story of four aspiring singers whose dreams of stardom are tragically cut short by a bus collision. However, fate grants them one final chance to perform, and from the afterlife, they harmonize their way through a repertoire of timeless classics. As melodies from the past intertwine, they discover the enduring power of friendship and the joy of sharing music with others.


"This is a musical comedy about four men who get to realize their dream. The best part is watching these four characters discover they can overcome their self-doubt and become a great singing group," says director and choreographer David Craven. "Their contrasting personalities are what make the show so much fun. Even when they find fault with each other, the underlying bond is clear. Tibbits Summer Theatre's production boasts beautiful renditions of the show's 22 four-part harmonies, guaranteeing an entertaining experience for all ages. It's a feel-good show that will leave audiences humming long after the curtain falls."


With musical direction by Cynthia Garn, Forever Plaid boasts a talented team of creative minds. Bringing the characters to life with their exceptional performances are Aidan Eddy as Smudge, Jose Emilio Escoto as Francis, Michael Reed as Sparky, and Brennan Wood as Jinx. Chad Tallon takes the helm as artistic associate, Taylor Poling serves as company manager, Miranda Munson joins as production stage manager, and Elizabeth Kulaga and Sarah-Parker Martin as assistant stage managers.


Production staff features Ethan Rickert as the technical director, and Josh Rockwell as assistant technical director and master carpenter, while Jamie Gresens serves as lighting designer. Jade Zhang leads the costume shop as supervisor and costume designer, with Kayla Hemphill as costume stitcher, and Ashlynn Swauger as costumer. Jake McDivitt handles sound design, engineering, and board operations, with Aidan Kelly as assistant to the sound designer. For a complete list of the staff, please visit Tibbits.org.


Forever Plaid is generously sponsored by Parrish Excavating, a proud TST sponsor for several years. Parrish Excavating has been around since 1972, digging holes, trucking topsoil, fixing roads, adding to the water lines and sewer mains, building septic systems, rehabilitating driveways, building new lawns and fixing old ones, building new apartment complexes and subdivisions, and developing land for new manufacturing and commercial entities. The company has been at the forefront of Coldwater's construction and excavation needs for decades, dedicated to excellence and community service, with a legacy of unparalleled commitment.


Performances run June 13-15 and June 19-22, at 7:30 PM with 2 PM matinees on June 13 and 19. Tickets range from $20 to $46 and can be purchased by contacting Tibbits Opera House at 517.278.6029, visiting the administration office at 93 West Chicago St, or online at Tibbits.org. Secure your seats today and rediscover the golden age of harmony with Tibbits Summer Theatre's production of Forever Plaid!

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