Off-Broadway musical ‘Forever Plaid’ comes to Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

The off-Broadway production of “Forever Plaid” will hit the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center stage Oct 26 for an 8 p.m. performance.

DEARBORN – “Forever Plaid,” the No. 1 off-Broadway show in the country, is coming to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center for one performance, at 8 p.m. Oct. 26.

A musical comedy full of four-part harmonies, “Forever Plaid” is a story about four young singers in the 1950s — Jinx, Sparky, Francis and Smudge — who are killed in a car crash on the way to their first major concert. Miraculously revived 50 years later, they get a second chance to fulfill their biggest dream and perform the show that never was.

There are problems of course, not least of which is that they are dead, as well as more prosaic challenges, such as remembering lyrics and moves that they haven‘t sung or danced in more than 40 years.

This production features the upbeat music made popular in the 1950s by entertainers like Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, The Four Lads and The Ames Brothers, and includes such hits as “Catch A Falling Star,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Crazy ’Bout Ya Baby” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.”

This show is part of the 2010-11 professional season at the Michael A. Guido Theater.

Tickets, $15 to $38, are on sale at the theater box office, as are tickets for any of the other performances that make up the 2010-11 professional theater season. The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Tickets also are available online at Special season ticket packages are available, as are group discounts.

For further information call the box office at (313) 943-2354 or download the Ford Center brochure at