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132 Star Starred
Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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We ate at a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant called the Lantern Cafe. It's a 5 minute drive from the theater and the food was excellent.
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Be sure to visit the costume room and snack bar for some great snacks and coffee.
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attended Apr 17 2011

We had a great time!!!!! The singing was outstanding, and I laughed as hard as I did the first, and second time I saw it. The actor's timing and expressions were classic. Everyone should see this at least once.

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attended Apr 09 2011

Outstanding. Great voices, well performed. Definitely worth seeing.

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attended May 08 2011

Funny and intimate. Recommended.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A real treat! Bring Mom, hell, bring the whole family!”  —The New Yorker


Book by Stewart Ross

Directed by Stephen Hulsey

The enduring hit Forever Plaid is a musical-fantasy about the four young, eager members of a 1950s close-harmony boy band who, killed in a car crash on the way to their first big gig, are allowed to return from the afterlife for one night to perform the dream concert that never was, singing some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the ‘50s.

Since its off-Broadway premiere in 1990, Forever Plaid, written by Stuart Ross, has continued to be one of the most popular musicals worldwide, and is perfect for the whole family. The Costa Mesa Playhouse has assembled a fantastic cast of both Plaid veterans in Jason Holland (Sparky) and Jon Schoenherz (Jinx) as well as Plaid newbies Shawn Summerer (Smudge) and Diego Lee (Francis).

This is the 17th production of Forever Plaid for director Stephen Hulsey, who is also musical director. Having worked with some of the original Plaids as well as Las Vegas alumni, Stephen is re-staging the show using the original Vegas choreography.

About the Ticket Supplier: Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is a 73-seat, not-for-profit, Community Theater that has been serving greater Orange County for over 40 years. The Playhouse is dedicated to presenting affordable, quality, live theater in a comfortable and intimate setting, and to offering the talented actors, singers, dancers, and stage craftspeople of Orange County a welcoming environment in which to practice their craft. With a season running from September through June and five productions per season, the Playhouse offers a diverse array of plays and musicals to our theatergoing public.