BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID at The Palace Teater

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID at The Palace TeaterIt's Saturday afternoon; a couple of drinks and a decent night's rest have transpired since I saw Forever Plaid at The Palace Theater, and I still can't get Sh-boom Sh-boom out of my head.

The evening began with a fantastic meal which included a table visit from Chef Guy! Soon after which, the lights were dimmed, and the show was announced to the four amazing actors entering from the audience carrying candles. Already I had chills!

From the introduction to the final bows, I was captivated by these four talented men. On their way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" were broadsided by a bus and killed instantly. The four; Sparky, (The Amazing Scott Duell) Smudge, (The Incomparable Rory Dunn) Jinx (The Remarkable Sean Widener) and Frankie (The Extraordinary Bryan Dougherty) are brought back for one chance to do their show, and what a show it is!

The chemistry between the actors is palpable and the harmonies are hair raising good! Through their quips and quirks, we get to know the quartet, and from asthma to nose bleeds it looks like they have quite a long haul in front of them. As they get over their collective case of nervousness in act one, the audience is treated (and I do mean treated!) to some fantastically performed old school doowop! Each of the "Plaids" hold their own in vocals, and choreography, even while eliciting audience participation.

While I certainly don't want to spoil any of the whimsical surprises in store for you, I simply must mention that the Ed Sullivan tribute is an exercise in fun frantic fanfare! The entire show from beginning to end is engaging and enjoyable on so very many levels.

Please, doowop yourself a favor and start the new year out right, get to The Palace Theater and see this show, in fact, look for me because I gotta see it again!


The Palace Theater is proud to present Forever Plaid playing January 9 through February 10, 2019. The show features classic golden ages favorites sung in beautiful, 4-part barbershop style harmonies, along with family friendly humor and an extra helping of nostalgia to start your year off right! Ticket prices range between $19.95 - $64.95. Tickets are available at or (608) 253-4000.

Forever Plaid celebrates the delightfully goofy reincarnation of four male singers killed in a car crash on the way to their first big concert and now, miraculously, revived for a plaid-fabulous time for audiences everywhere. Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, the Plaids are guaranteed to smash with a series of well-loved songs and right-on patter that keep audiences laughing when they aren't humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the '50s. Including the memorable standards "Heart and Soul" "Lady of Spain" and "Love Is Many Splendored Thing", this show is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

This Palace Theater production is Directed and Choreographed by Aldolpho Blaire and Assistant Directed by Sabra Michelle and features Musical Direction by Patrick Summers.

Forever Plaid also features scenic design by Kyle Dixon; Prop Design by Trent Loggins; Costume Design by Adolpho Blaire and Julie Westergard; Lighting Design by Sue Ellen Berger; Sound Design by Eric Glazewski; and Stage Management by Margaret Bystrek.

Forever Plaid Performance Schedule: Wed,Thur,& Sun. 1 p.m. Fri & Sat. 7 p.m. Running Time: 2 hours Tickets for Forever Plaid are priced from $24.30-$64.95 (including dinner packages), with children under 12 at $19.95, Active Military, Local, and Group discounts available. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 608-253-9000 for Group Sales. To reserve tickets, please call the Palace Theater Box Office at 608-253-4000 or visit for more information.

Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 608-253-4000 | Contact: Mitch Stanek 608-253-4000 x107 |

About The Palace Theater The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art, theater destination, producing classic Broadway musicals, as well as bringing to life many of your favorite Disney classics and Tribute Artists. The Palace Theater will produce an annual subscription series of three to four family-friendly shows, while serving a sumptuous meal or snack. The Palace Theater is a wonderful value for the entire family and will build extraordinary memories to be cherished forever! The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater is located at 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art, 700-seat, regional theater destination that produces classic American musicals in a style and quality consistent with that of Broadway. The Palace Theater produces a number of family-friendly, classic musical revivals annually, while serving a full meal included in the ticket price. With an ideal location across the street from the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, the country's largest waterpark resort, the Palace Theater is likely to become a major cultural and tourism attraction for the Dells' 5 million annual visitors. The community of Wisconsin Dells is predominantly comprised of the City of Wisconsin Dells and the Village of Lake Delton. Its roots as a tourism community date back more than 150 years when the first visitors came for scenic tours of the Wisconsin River with towering sandstone cliffs hugging its shores. Today, Wisconsin Dells is widely recognized as "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®"

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