Forever Plaid Comes to Twin Falls

2013-01-25T01:30:00Z Forever Plaid Comes to Twin FallsTimes-News Twin Falls Times-News
January 25, 2013 1:30 am  • 

TWIN FALLS • The Magic Valley Arts Council will present Sun Valley’s Forever Plaid at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts.

The center is at 195 River Vista Place. Tickets are $20 at 208-734-2787. A 7 p.m. reception in the Full Moon Gallery prior to each performance will be hosted by Magic Valley Distributing.

Forever Plaid features Robert Newman as Smudge, Paul Stoops as Jinx, Wally Huffman as Frankie, John Mauldin as Sparky and Melissa Lee as Lady in Box.

“When most of us think of the 1950s, we think of rock ’n’ roll, greasers, hot rods, Elvis, Annette, Fabian, D.A. haircuts and teenage rebellion,” promoters wrote. “But there was a flip side to this era — the side of harmony, innocence and the sincerity of dreams. It is the side that’s been lost in the shuffle of progress. It was a time when most parents and kids listened and danced to the same music; when families partook of the ritual of gathering in front of the TV to watch their favorite variety show. ...

“It was a period when four-part guy groups harmonized their way across the airwaves, jukeboxes and hi-fis of the country.”

This quartet won’t be crooning chaperoned prom goers into dreamy romance, but you can always close your eyes and pretend.

Forever Plaid was written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross.

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