The boys will be back on the Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage this weekend to resurrect the laughter of years past.
ALT’s second Mainstage production of the season, “Plaid Tidings,” is a sequel to a show called “Forever Plaid” the theatre did several years ago with great success, according to Producer Allen Shankles.
“Plaid Tidings” is a lively and festive musical comedy based on the book by Stuart Ross. Performances and classic holiday music will be sung in perfect harmony by ALT cast members Justin Loe, Brad Lovett, Cesar Mendoza, and Ryan Sustaita.
The show is scheduled to run from Thursday through Dec. 17 at the Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle.
The first show, Forever Plaid, is the story of four fraternity brothers in a singing group who are in a car accident and die. They come back for a final, posthumous singing performance, Shankles said.
In the new production, Plaid Tidings, the boys are back for a Christmas performance. Audiences can expect plenty of Christmas music and standards that were popular in the 1950s, Shankles said.
“If you love Christmas music from the 50s and 60s, there’s definitely something in the show for you,” Artistic Director Andrew Barratt Lewis said. “We have four local guys who are just phenomenal. The entire show is pretty much four-part harmony.
“The show is filled with a ton of fun choreography by Crystal Bertrand. It’s filled with a ton of zany comedy. I think people are going to laugh throughout the whole thing.”
Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like a riotous three-minute version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” — this time featuring The Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas, according to ALT.
Audiences can expect “a great evening of entertainment for the whole family,” Shankles said.