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Joseph Cillo

Forever Plaid

By April 20, 2024April 29th, 2024No Comments

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Forever Plaid at 42nd Street Moon

Be transported back in time to the golden era of music with 42nd Street Moon’s production of “Forever Plaid.” Directed by Daniel Thomas, this fun musical revue is an evening of laughter, nostalgia, and toe-tapping tunes that leave you humming long after the final curtain falls.

From the moment the lights dim and the quartet of singers takes the stage, you are whisked away on a mirthful musical journey filled with classic 4-part harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Starring Edu Gonzalez-Maldonado as Jinx, Kevin Singer as Frankie, Justin P. Lopez as Sparky, and Matt Skinner as Smudge, the quartet delivers standout performances that showcase their exceptional vocal and comedic talents.

Under Tim Fletcher’s musical direction and Brittney Monroe’s choreography, each song and dance number is executed with precision and flair, transporting the audience to a bygone era of music and entertainment.

But what sets this production apart is its interactive elements. Throughout the show, the cast seamlessly engages with the audience, inviting them to participate in the fun and adding spontaneous asides that keep the laughter flowing. From witty banter to unexpected audience interactions, each moment feels fresh and lively, creating an immersive theater experience that captivates from start to finish.

The set design by Justin Kelley-Cahill and the lighting design enhance the whimsical atmosphere of the production, while the musical arrangements by James Raitt breathe new life into beloved classics from the 1950s. From “3 Coins in the Fountain” to “Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing,” the hit parade of songs have you singing along.

Besides being entertaining, “Forever Plaid” also carries a message of camaraderie and friendship that resonates long after the final bow. It celebrates the power of music to unite people and uplift spirits, reminding us of the timeless appeal of harmony and melody.

Overall, “Forever Plaid” at 42nd Street Moon is a delightful theatrical experience that leaves you smiling from ear to ear. Whether you’re a longtime fan of musical theater or simply looking for a night of pure entertainment, this production is for you.

Experience the fun of “Forever Plaid” at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco from April 18 to May 5, 2024.

Joseph Cillo
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

SFBATCC Reviewer