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.