Remember the Old and Ring In the New! THE PLAIDS are back in town!

As we move into 2014, it is a time to look both behind and ahead. What better way to reflect on days gone by than with a musical revue that features songs from eras past and ends with four of our favorite guys looking toward a new journey about to begin?  Join Penobscot Theatre Company as pay homage to our previous success, celebrate being 40, and eagerly embark on the year to come by reviving our original production of Forever Plaid.  This limited engagement production will feature original cast members Nathan Halvorson, Ben Layman, Josh Schmersal, and Dominick Varney.


Ring in the New Year with The Plaids!

Ring in the New Year with The Plaids!

Forever Plaid is an off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross in New York in 1990 and now performed internationally. The show is a revue of the close-harmony “guy groups”  that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. Personifying the clean-cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums’ dreams of recording an album ended in death in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.

The set list is full of old favorites:

  1. Deus Ex Plaid
  2. Three Coins in the Fountain
  3. Gotta Be This or That/Undecided
  4. Moments to Remember
  5. Crazy ‘Bout Ya Baby
  6. No, Not Much
  7. Perfidia
  8. Cry
  9. Sixteen Tons/Chain Gang
  10. Private Functions
    • The Bride Cuts the Cake
    • Italian Wedding
    • Anniversary Waltz
    • Itty Bitty Town of Bethlehem
    • Hava Nagila
    • Rock-a My Soul
    • She Loves You
  11. The Golden Cardigan/Catch a Falling Star
  12. Intermission
  13. Caribbean Plaid
    • Day-O
    • Kingston Market
    • Jamaica Farwell
    • Matilda Matilda
  14. Heart and Soul
  15. Mercury/Lady of Spain
  16. Scotland the Brave
  17. Shangri-La/Rags to Riches (samples “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”)
  18. Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Nathan Halvorson, Director and Choreographer of Forever Plaid

Nathan Halvorson, Director and Choreographer of Forever Plaid.

Don’t miss this limited engagement run! To order tickets, please visit or call our box office at 942-3333.  We’ll see you at the theater!