Venue Details

151 Star Starred
Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Venue website Get directions

Reviews & Ratings

"Forever Plaid"
50 ratings
4.2 average rating
  • 20
  • 23
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
10 events
9 reviews
8 stars
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.

report as inappropriate
2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

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

report as inappropriate
552 events
463 reviews
642 stars
attended May 08 2011

Funny and intimate. Recommended.

report as inappropriate
View All 46 Reviews
More Information

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.