June 8-July 1, 2012
Forever Plaid
Written & Originally Directed & Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision & Arrangements by James Raitt
Originally Produced by Gene Wolsk

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

Sunday June 17 & 24 & Sunday July 1 at 2pm
Forever Plaid, the “heavenly musical revue” harkens back to the days of Ed Sullivan, Perry Como & The Four Aces. Follow the Plaids- Sparky, Jinx, Smudge & Frankie, four clean-cut young men who were killed in a car crash in the 1950’s on the way to see the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Due to the alignment of space and time, the Plaids are miraculously revived and given a posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, Forever Plaid is a guaranteed smash. Enjoy the Plaids singing your favorite 1950’s hits like, “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Sixteen Tons” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” One of the most popular musicals in recent memory, Forever Plaid will have you rolling in the aisles with their Ed Sullivan Show parody, humming along to your favorite songs and yearning for the simpler days of yester year.

THE CAST

Brad Walker (Frankie) is thrilled to be making his SSR debut with Forever Plaid -- one of his favorite shows of all time! A few previous credits: Jimmy Harper in Reefer Madness (BLT), Barnaby Tucker in Hello Dolly (TMP), Linus in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Merc Playhouse), Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musical (UW), Fender in Hairspray (SMT). A graduate of the University of Washington, Brad is also a member of The Murder Mystery Company and the sketch comedy group Pork Filled Players. Later this season: Little Shop of Horrors with New Door Theatrics!

Brandt Sterling (Jinx) is excited to be back at SecondStory Repertory!  He comes to the Seattle area with a Bachelor's of Music in Music Theater and a Master's in Liberal Arts from Oklahoma City University.  Brandt has recently been seen as Alan DeLuca in A Chorus Line with Seattle Musical Theatre, Prince John in The Princess and the Pea at SecondStory Repertory, Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Redwood Theatre and at Beneroya Hall as a member of the Seattle Men's Chorus.  Some of his previous roles include Ralph Wiley in Reefer Madness, Ty Williamson in Sordid Lives, Carl-Dad in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and a Wickersham Brother in Suessical the Musical.  He has also performed in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beauty and the Beast, Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels, and Debbie Does Dallas.  Brandt would like to thank his cast, crew, family and friends for their continued love and support!

Isaiah Crowson (Smudge) is pleased to be on the SSR stage once again. However, since in his last production here he played Riff Raff in Rocky Horror, he is a bit surprised they asked him to be a part of a production that is so wholesome.  Other past work at SSR includes The Snail in A Year with Frog and Toad, the Carpenter's Mate in HMS Pinafore, Pan in Bat Boy, and Richard in Private Lives.  Isaiah has also appeared at ArtsWest as Jake in Evil Dead the Musical; Allan Felix in Play It Again, Sam; Mitch in Tuesday's With Morrie; and Satan in [Interlace] Falling Star.  Isaiah would like to say thank you to his beautiful girlfriend, Amy.  Who keeps him sane....ish.  Oh and one more thing.  Look Mom, a show you actually won't be embarrassed to come see!

Andrew Murray (Sparky) is very happy to have Forever Plaid be his fourth show here at SSR! Previously on this stage he has been seen in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Harriet's Halloween Candy, and Joseph. Seattle venues: Book-It, Open Circle Theatre, Seattle Opera, Balagan Theatre, The Schoolyard, and SMT. Thanks and love to mama CDM. Have fun!

THE CREW

Crystal Dawn Munkers (Director) Crystal has had the honor of directing this incredible show for both Bellevue Civic Theatre and Tacoma Actors’ Guild. She just directed A Chorus Line for Seattle Musical Theatre. Northwest choreography includes Village Theatre: West Side Story, Peter Pan; Seattle Musical Theatre: Chicago; Civic Light Opera: Children of Eden , Something’s Afoot, Joseph …; Wooden O: Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night; Bellevue Civic: Jesus Christ Superstar; 5th Avenue: The Northwest Bookshelf; Repertory Actors’ Theatre: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Crystal’s favorite creation is her solo Fosse show for Carnival Cruise Lines where she was the leading female vocalist and had the honor of dancing with and singing backup for Mr. Ben Vereen. She is a proud evaluator for the 5th Avenue’s High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Paul Linnes (Music Director) Forever Plaid marks Paul's fourth show with SSR having provided music direction for Click, Clack, Moo: cows that type, Chicago, and most recently - Beauty and the Beast. Other music director engagements have included ArtsWest, the Driftwood Players Summer Teen musical, Youth Theatre Northwest and Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre. He has also been an orchestral programmer (creating entire soundtracks for shows solely inside his computer) for more than 5 years, a job which marries his love of music with his love of technology. Paul was also the only Resident Music Director for Seattle Musical Theatre in its history, a position created specifically for him. Paul currently maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice as part of Roosevelt High School’s drama program. While performing on stage or in the studio is not something he has an opportunity to do much anymore, he loves the “intersection of disciplines” that music direction provides.

Sara Trowbridge (Stage Manager) returns to SecondStory Repertory to work behind the scenes on what promises to be an amazing production.  She was last seen on the boards as Cassandra in Charles Way’s Beauty and the Beast.  Previous shows include A Year With Frog and Toad, Sleeping Beauty, HMS Pinafore, and her all-time favorite, Misery.  She earned her BA in Performance at Central Washington University.  Much love to her support crew.

FOREVER PLAID is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684  |  www.MTIShows.com



 
   

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