Forever Plaid [2005 Las Vegas Revival Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Stuart Ross' musical comedy revue Forever Plaid, in which a vocal quartet covers many of the pre-rock pop hits of the 1950s, is based on the conceit that the singers were killed on their way to their first professional engagement, which just happened to be on the night the Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show, thus wiping their chosen form of music off the pop charts, but now they have been granted one night to come back and perform their show. That happened for the first time on May 20, 1990, at Steve McGraw's, a supper club on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and it happened again for more than 1,500 off-Broadway performances, leading to touring companies and regional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Stuart Ross' musical comedy revue Forever Plaid, in which a vocal quartet covers many of the pre-rock pop hits of the 1950s, is based on the conceit that the singers were killed on their way to their first professional engagement, which just happened to be on the night the Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show, thus wiping their chosen form of music off the pop charts, but now they have been granted one night to come back and perform their show. That happened for the first time on May 20, 1990, at Steve McGraw's, a supper club on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and it happened again for more than 1,500 off-Broadway performances, leading to touring companies and regional productions around the world. After all, the show was packed with hit songs, and it only took four singers, a piano, and some dinner jackets to pull off. RCA Victor released an original cast album in November 1990, and there has even been a holiday disc, Plaid Tidings. It's not clear why the world needs another recording of the show 15 years later, except perhaps that it has taken up a permanent residence at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and a CD makes a good souvenir for patrons. J. Gregory Davis, Bruce Ewing, Douglas Frank, Mark Perkins, and Dale Sandish you must need five performers to give people days off, veterans of previous productions, handle themselves well, re-creating the sound of the Four Freshmen and the Four Aces, and applying it to a variety of '50s pop figures, good-naturedly copying Johnnie Ray, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sam Cooke, Perry Como, Harry Belafonte, and Tony Bennett. They even toss in a version of the Beatles' "She Loves You" in which "Yeah, yeah, yeah" becomes "Yessirree, Bob!" Those who own the original album probably don't need another version, but fans discovering the show for the first time in Vegas will get a good accounting of it here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471263022
  • Catalog Number: 12630
  • Sales rank: 222,647

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original Las Vegas Cast Primary Artist
Ken Seiffert Bass
Doug Frank Vocals
Bruce Ewing Vocals
Mark Perkins Vocals
Dale Sandish Vocals
David Kancsar Piano
J. Gregory Davis Vocals
Technical Credits
Merle Travis Composer
Erik Darling Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Lyricist
Al Jolson Composer
Charlie Shavers Lyricist
Robert Maxwell Lyricist
Lord Burgess Composer
Frank Loesser Lyricist
Jerry Ross Lyricist
Richard Adler Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Lyricist
Sammy Fain Composer
Hugh Fordin Producer
James Raitt Arranger, Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Alan Silverman Mastering
David Snyder Musical Supervision
Al Stillman Composer
Jule Styne Lyricist
Paul Vance Composer
Paul Francis Webster Lyricist
Cynthia Daniels Engineer
Matty Malneck Lyricist
Lee Pockriss Lyricist
Irving Burgie Composer
Alberto Dominguez Lyricist
Neil Peter Jampolis Scenery
Stuart Ross Director, Choreographer, Writer, Liner Notes
Milton Leeds Composer
Stanley Damerell Lyricist
Tolchard Evans Lyricist
Robert Hargreaves Composer
Churchill Kohlman Composer
Sid Robin Composer
Richard Martin Producer
Gene Wolsk Producer
Nathan Frye Stage Manager
Harry Thomas Composer
Alan Arvin Lyricist
Germaine Thompson Contributor
Robert Allen Lyricist
Pat Barret Composer
Henry Tilsey Lyricist
Bob Carey Lyricist
Sonny Skylar Composer
David Kancsar Musical Director
Rudi Maugeri Lyricist
Debra Stein Costume Coordinator
Christopher K. Bond Engineer, Production Stage Manager
Ray Charles Composer
Charles Shavers Lyricist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Memories last forever

    After seeing the actual stage performance with my wife, daughter and others this brought back many memories of the good times we had together. My wife is now with God and I am sure she was listening at the same time I was.

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