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Forever Plaid brings doo wop to the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Austin Peay State University along with John McDonald and Tom Thayer of the Roxy Regional Theatre offered attendees of the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts’ Spring Salon Series a sneak preview of the upcoming Musical Forever Plaid.

John McDonald spoke in between musical numbers about the history of the Roxy Regional Theatre, and their plans for the future.  They are currently seeking 1000 donors to contribute $1000 each to provide the funding which will allow them to begin the process of building the new Roxy Regional Center for the Arts. If you love the Arts in Clarksville, TN your name should be among the contributors!

This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers — Gregory Pember as Frankie, John Moser as Smudge, Christopher Cavallo as Sparky and Ryan Bowie as Jinx — killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

John McDonald addresses the attendees telling them about the planned Roxy Regional Center for the Arts

John McDonald addresses the attendees telling them about the planned Roxy Regional Center for the Arts

Singing in close harmony, the guys of FOREVER PLAID perform musical favorites including “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Undecided,” “Gotta Be This or That,” “Moments to Remember,” “Crazy ‘Bout Ya, Baby,” “No, Not Much,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Chain Gang,” “Perfidia,” “Cry,” “Heart and Soul,” “Lady of Spain,” “Scotland the Brave,” “Shangri-La,” “Rags to Riches,” “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” and a surprising rendition of the Beatles’ “She Loves You.”

Christopher Burawa from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts had this to say after seeing the preview yesterday,  “The 4 young actors bring it all: Doo Wop, Plaid, and Panache!”

Starting on Friday, June 11th, at 8:00pm, the musical will have audiences humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s

FOREVER PLAID runs through July 3rd, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, June 19th. Tickets are $20.00 (adults) and $15.00 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am-2:00pm, weekdays).


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