PRLog - Dec. 18, 2012 - SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, the only professional theater on Sanibel, delivers a musical gift for the holiday season. Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings finds Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie, of our favorite all-male vocal group, the Plaids, returned to Earth from Heaven to deliver some much needed holiday cheer. Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,”
cast of Forever Plaid Plaid Tidings
Performances are 8 p.m. December 17 – 22, and 26 – 29. There are 4 p.m. matinées December 23 and 30. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children.
There will be a special New Year’s Eve performance Monday, December 31, which will include a champagne reception, with appetizers and dessert. Tickets are $75 for adults and $20 for children. Show begins at 9 p.m.
This production stars Michael Lo Balsamo, Robby May, John Ramsey, and Matthew Schmidt as The Plaids with Music Director Tammy Holder, and Show Director Michael Stanek. Set Designer Clifton Chadick, and Lighting Designer David A. Sexton. Byron Gaurder on Piano, Jay Heavlen on Bass, Miguel Cintron on Sound Production.
The show opens as the Plaids find themselves surprised to be back on Earth. But as the celestial guardians of harmony, they know they must have been sent for a special reason and mission: to bring selfless love back to the world through song! The Spirit of Christmas takes hold as the boys take you on a journey of your favorite Christmas memories. Even the Christmastime Spirit of Rosemary Clooney will pay a visit to the Plaids and guide them on their mission to deliver holiday tidings of comfort and joy to all men, women and children.
Charles Whaley of southern Indiana’s News and Review calls Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings “jolly, rollicking … and rib-tickling,”
Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company (http://www.sancaptrustco.com/
PLAID TIDINGS, the Holiday Edition of FOREVER PLAID by STUART ROSS
Original FOREVER PLAID vocal and musical arrangements by JAMES RAITT
VOCAL and MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY
Musical Continuity and Supervision
By David Snyder
ORIGINAL DIRECTION AND MUSICAL STAGING
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
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Upcoming Herb Strauss Theater shows include Monty Python’s Spamalot (January 11 – February 16), The Marvelous Wonderettes (February 22 – March 23), Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle(February 24, March 3, March 10), and Fully Committed (March 29 – April 27). All productions are at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to take advantage of Herb Strauss Theater’s group discount rates for all shows, prices range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. Call Jason Boeckman at (239) 472-9700, Ext. 308 for Group Discount Rates for each show.
To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming shows at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, please call the theater box office at (239) 472-6862 or (239) 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org;