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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Impromptu Players to present “Forever Plaid” in June


The Impromptu Players will present Forever Plaid, by Stuart Ross, during several show times June 9-17 at the Wooten Theater, 102 East 1st Street, downtown DeRidder.

Purchase tickets HERE:

Dinner shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9 and at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Non-dinner performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11; and 7 p.m. Friday, June 16.

Ticket pricing:

Adult Dinner and Show: $25

Adult Show only: $15

Student Dinner and Show: $20

Student Show only: $12

Actors are: James Cole (Jinx), Chris Huff (Smudge), Scott Hollis (Frankie), and Evan McAlear (Sparky).

Musicians are: Colleen Glaser (Piano), Spencer Meyers (Bass), and Jimmy Spencer (Drums).

Musical Director is Sheila Manning.

Melanie Huff is Assistant Director/Stage Manager.


Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo's and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge's family's plumbing supply company, they became "Forever Plaid.” On the way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins....

Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that will keep you rolling in the aisles when you're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.


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