February 15 – March 11
Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers
“Hilarious! Delicious, adorable, finger-snappin laugh-out loud fun!”
-Wall Street Journal
Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
Tickets Start at $39!
Take a trip back to the 1950s as we follow four young singers as they take the stage for their final gig. When high school pals Sparky, Jinx, Smudge, and Francis – the “Plaids” – are killed in a car accident on the way to their first big gig, the young men linger in limbo as “astro-technical” phenomena allows them to return to Earth, perform their final concert, and hopefully win a place in Heaven – and the deluxe plaid dinner jackets of their dreams.
MEET THE CAST
Thrilled to make his Gulf Coast Symphony debut with this Plaidtastic show! National / International Tours: SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical (Neil Bogart) and The Wizard of Oz (Tinman). Cruise Lines: Lead Vocalist on Royal Caribbean and Viking Ocean Cruises. Regional: Annie with Sally Struthers, West Side Story (Tony), How to Succeed…Trying (Finch), and Urinetown (Bobby).
Matthew Ruehlman is over the moon to be revisiting a favorite role! A NYC-based actor, his favorite credits include Tommy DeVito (Jersey Boys), Jinx (Forever Plaid), Master Ford (The Merry Wives of Windsor), and Buddy (City of Angels). Northwestern Theatre 2017, NYU Steinhardt Vocal Performance 2020.
An actor/singer/ordained minister from Buffalo, NY, Tommy is thrilled to be making his debut in Gulf Coast Symphony’s production of Forever Plaid. He was previously seen in the role of Smudge last summer at Priscilla Beach Theater. Tommy graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2017, where he received his BFA in Music Theatre.
Noah is very excited to be making his Gulf Coast Symphony debut. Professional credits include Arendelle: An Enchanted Engagement (Singer/Guitarist) on the Disney Wish, Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure Tour (Chase), and Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow) at the Washington Crossing Theatre.
The Thing About Men Closing soon!
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