Tidewater Stage - Summer Season
Announcing Our 2013 Inaugural Season
Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt
Originally Produced by Gene Wolsk
Directed by Eric Harrell
July 5, 6, 7, 12, 14 at 7:30 p.m.
July 6, 7, 13, 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals of the contemporary theatre. This deliciously fun revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950's 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.
Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950's including "Three Coins in the Fountain"," Sixteen Tons", "Chain Gang" and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing."
"Screamingly funny! Entirely enchanting, utterly entertaining, awesome!...will put a smile on your face, a hum in your throat and a tap to your feet." — New York Post
Written by Neil Simon.
Directed by Marianne Savell
August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
August 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find - too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their oddball neighbor, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start...
"A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy." — The New York Times
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. Barefoot in the Park is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.