Just the name, “Forever Plaid,” implies something timeless, something valuable and something very silly. It also means a special kind of loyalty, if only to a particular fabric pattern. The Glendale Centre Theatre’s production of “Forever Plaid” is just as warm, funny and wonderful as any of its incarnations since it first arrived Off-Broadway in 1990. It’s the perfect Las Vegas stage show. Here’s the chance to spend 90 minutes singing and laughing with four really nice dead guys.
As the program explains, the Four Plaids were killed in an accident with a Catholic High School bus full of teens on the way to see The Beatles debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The kids were uninjured, but the Plaids were cut down, never to make it to their first big gig at the Airport Hilton cocktail bar. If they had been anything other than a hard-working, talented group of fellas who “didn’t get beyond first base, and if they did, they didn’t tell anyone,” the Gods might not have given them this second chance to find that perfect chord in four-part harmony.