PLAID TIDINGS Begins Limited Run at York Theatre Company Tomorrow

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New York premiere of Plaid Tidings, the holiday edition of the ever popular Forever Plaid, with book by Stuart Ross, original Forever Plaid vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder. Under the direction and musical staging of Mr. Ross, and with musical continuity and supervision by Mr. Snyder and music direction by James Followell, the four-member cast features Bradley Beahen as Frankie, Jose Luaces as Sparky, Ciaran Mccarthy as Jinx, andJohn Michael Zuerlein as Smudge.

Performances are begin tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited 3-week engagement through Sunday, December 27, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening night is Sunday evening, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

THE HEAVENLY PLAIDS ARE BACK IN A BRAND NEW SHOW! For the first time in New York, our favorite foursome returns to put on yet another posthumous performance to bring harmony to our troubled world (they get to sing with Perry Como-on stage!), with a holiday special, Plaid Tidings. They are bringing back holiday classics with a Forever Plaid twist-such as "Jingle Bells," "'Twuz the Night B4...," and "The Dreidel Song"-while filling the night with general hilarity. Sprinkled among their holiday offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three-minute version of "The Ed Sullivan Show"-this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks, and the Vienna Boys Choir-and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the "Day-O" in "Excelsis!" Originally produced and written for The Pasadena Playhouse.

The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Michael Magliola (lights), AJ Mattioli (Production Manager), Mark Martino(Consultant), with Meg Friedman (Production Stage Manager) and David Beller (Assistant Stage Manager).

Plaid Tidings will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Please note, there are two special added performances: Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 2:30 p.m. that will include a pre-show reception, holiday cocktails and merriment; and Sunday evening, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. There is no performance on Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day).

Now on sale, ticket prices for Plaid Tidings from $39.50 -$72.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online athttp://www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.). York Theatre Members receive a special "Save 45%" for preview performances and a 40% for regular performances.

York Theatre Company offers the 54th Street Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $54.00 - with elite benefits that includes a 30% discount on tickets to York Theatre Productions (2 per membership), exclusive member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, in addition to special member only receptions.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.



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