Special Screening of Forever Plaid Movie Will Benefit Musical Theatre West
2009-05-14 · By Editor
Musical Theatre West is honored to present a benefit “first look” screening of Forever Plaid, the Movie, starring original company members, Stan Chandler, David Engel and Larry Raben, as well as Daniel Reichard, best known as one of the stars of the Broadway production of Jersey Boys.
The event will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (this is a revised date) at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach and will feature a screening of the film proceeded by dinner onstage at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center with the cast, a question and answer session following the screening with cast members and production staff including Forever Plaid creator Stuart Ross, and a dessert reception to cap off the evening. All proceeds of this very special event benefit Musical Theatre West, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Forever Plaid, the Movie is based on the highly successful stage production of the same name, one of the most popular musicals in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers 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. 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 ’50s.
Ticket prices for the event are as follows:
- VIP Dinner Package-$75: Includes dinner onstage before the film with the cast, question and answer session with the cast and creative team after the film followed by a dessert reception with a special live performance by The Plaids. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
- Movie & Dessert-$35: Includes a question and answer session with the cast and creative team after the film followed by a dessert reception with a special live performance by The Plaids.
- Movie Only-$20: Includes a question and answer session with the cast and creative team after the film.
Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 562-856-1999 x4, or in person at the Box Office at 4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach (corner of Ximeno Avenue).