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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘Forever Plaid’ at Ford Center

When: 1/19/2011 - 1/22/2011
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Featuring nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s and ‘60s, the feel-good musical “Forever Plaid” comes to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude G. Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 to $42 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. Set in 1964, the show tells the story of four young male singers who have just landed their first big gig at an airport bar. Tragically, a bus of Catholic schoolgirls hits them as they are going to pick up their tuxes. The boys return from the afterlife after they are given a second chance to fulfill their dreams. Some of the hits featured in the show are “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Chain Gang,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.”

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