PRLog - Dec. 27, 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 our favorite all-male vocal group, the Plaids, returned to Earth from Heaven to deliver some much needed holiday cheer. The boys’ Christmas Special is packed with all your holiday favorites, including Let It Snow, I’ll Be Home for Christmas,Carol of the Bells, The Dreidel Song and Mele Kalikimaka plus hits Sha-Boom, Mambo Italiano, Fever and many more.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
Of this production, Charles Runnells writes in The Fort Myers News-Press
"... a night of merriment that’s sure to get you into the holiday mood. And it’s not all Yuletide tunes, either. The first act features ‘50s songs such as Fever, Mambo Italiano and the lush Sh-Boom. Director/choreographer Michael Stanek and music director Tammy Holder have assembled four gifted comedic actors whose voices blend hypnotically in barbershop harmony. Honestly, I could listen to them sing all night long."
Performances are 8 p.m. December 26 – 29. There is a 4 p.m. matinée December 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 during intermission and dessert. Sing in 2013 with the cast!
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!
Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company (http://www.sancaptrustco.com/
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;
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 the Box Office at (239) 472-6862 for Group Discount Rates for each show.
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
BY STUART ROSS
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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