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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
(517) 796-8466
October 18, 2010
For immediate release

'Forever Plaid' a fun look at guy groups of the 1950s

Jackson Community College will welcome the out-of-this-world comedy of “Forever Plaid” to the Potter Center stage at 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony guy groups that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash on Feb. 9, 1964 on the way to their first big gig, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

The play begins with The Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. They‘ve returned to Earth nearly 50 years later to put on the show they never performed in life. There are problems of course, not least of which is that they are dead. And there are the more prosaic challenges, such as remembering lyrics and moves that they haven‘t sung or danced in over 40 years.

The score consists of musical favorites, including: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Undecided," "Gotta Be This or That," "Moments to Remember," "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby," "No, Not Much," "Sixteen Tons," "Chain Gang," "Perfidia," "Cry," "Heart and Soul," "Lady of Spain," "Scotland the Brave," "Shangri-La," "Rags to Riches," "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" and a surprising rendition of the Beatles, ”She Loves You.”

Don’t miss “Forever Plaid!” Tickets are $26, $24, and $21 and may be purchased at the Potter Center Box Office, call 517.796.8600, or online at