Annapolis Summer Garden Theater production of “Forever Plaid” Plain Fun

Four part harmony sung by four crooners whose life was cut short. That’s the storyline of “Forever Plaid.” Simple in setting, with no scene changes or large cast of characters, “Forever Plaid” is plain fun, particularly if you enjoy the popular songs of the 1950’s. My personal favorites were Chain Gang, Heart and Soul, and Matilda. But other attendees might prefer Magic Moments or Perfida.

Directed by Jerry Vess, with Ken Kimble on the piano and Larry Berry on drums, the talented quartet consists of Nathan Bowen, Peter N. Crews, Trent J. Goldsmith, and Kyle VanZandt—the original 2008 performers who are reprising their roles to kick-off the 45th Anniversary of The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre . Yes it is true! The wonderful ‘Theatre Under the Stars’ is 45 years old! Last night (Thursday May 27th) the board of directors, volunteers, and extended community celebrated as they announced the commencement of their scheduled renovations of the historic, building near City Dock, constructed in approximately 1800 and once a blacksmith shop.

ASGT’s 2008 run of “Forever Plaid” was cut short, but now all four ASGT veterans reprise their roles plus Barbara Markey returns as Music Director and Amber Perkins as Choreographer. Currently in rehearsal is “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” which will open June 24th and run through July 25th. The final show of the season will be “The Buddy Holly Story” which will open August 5th and run through September 5th. To learn more visit their website.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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