Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night

The York Theatre Company presentation of 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, opened last night, December 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

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, and John-Michael Zuerlein as Smudge.

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).

The production is now in performance for a limited 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).

Photo Credit: York Theatre Company

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Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
The cast sings a final holiday tune at curtain call: John-Michael Zuerlein, Bradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, and Ciaran McCarthy.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
The Plaids arrive: John-Michael Zuerlein, Jose Luaces, Ciaran McCarthy, and Bradley Beahen.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
The Company: John-Michael Zuerlein, Ciaran McCarthy, Stuart Ross (creator/director), Bradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, and James Followell (music director).

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director), Stuart Ross (creator/director), and Evans Haile (York Interim Executive Director).

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
Original Plaid, Guy Stroman (center) joins The Plaids: John-Michael Zuerlein, Jose Luaces, Ciaran McCarthy, and Bradley Beahen.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
The company welcomes guests to the party: James Morgan, Evans Haile, Stuart Ross, John-Michael Zuerlein, Bradley Beahen, Ciaran McCarthy, and Jose Luaces.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
Stuart Ross (creator/director), and original Plaid Guy Stroman

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
Thomas Meehan, Stuart Ross, Charles Strouse, and Sheldon Harnick

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
Stephen Miner Downey and KT Sullivan

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
Gerry Mitchell

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
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