Forever Plaid is an off-Broadway musical coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 22. The musical stars a hapless quartet trying to pull off a heaven-worthy concert. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)

Forever fifties, Forever Plaid

Off-Broadway musical lands in Fraser Valley

Stop me if you’ve heard this one – a quartet of male singers on their way to their debut concert meets an abrupt journey’s end and a trip to the afterlife.

While the premise can sound heavy to some, Forever Plaid is a lighthearted trip down Memory Lane, featuring classic barbershop quartet harmonies and popular tunes from the 1950s and 1960s. Presented by First Impressions Theatre, the popular off-Broadway musical is on its way to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The plot features high school pals Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Francis – the Plaids, a talented up and coming barbershop-style quartet. On their way to their very first show, their car crashes into a bus full of Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles in their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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The quartet wakes up to find themselves in Limbo, being allowed to return to earth for their first and last concert and – with any luck – win a place in Heaven. In addition to being no longer alive, they must also overcome asthma, ulcers, nerves and forgotten lyrics to work their way through the big show.

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The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $37 and $35 for youth and they can be purchased at the Centre Box Office or online at or via phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469).

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