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Dreaming of a PLAID Christmas?


Theatre Arlington celebrates the season with Plaid Tidings: Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid


Arlington, TX, November 17, 2017:


Downtown Arlington is dreaming of a plaid Christmas as Theatre Arlington prepares to celebrate the season with Francis, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge. Forever Plaid playwright, Stuart Ross, brings back everyone’s favorite boy band to spread a little cheer and harmony in a discordant world in his holiday edition, Plaid Tidings. When first asked to pen a holiday sequel to his hit musical, Ross was stubborn and ran from it, saying that sequels were just for movies. Then 9/11 happened. He could no longer say no and he set out to create a little joy with holiday antics and beautiful music at a time when this world needed it most. In 2017, the world is still in need of humor, warmth and love and the crazy boys of Plaid offer just that!


Theatre Arlington’s production of Plaid Tidings is directed Rebecca Lowrey, who also handles the music direction, with choreography by Laura West Strawser and stage management by Lexi Lehberg. The production stars Jamall Houston as Francis, Branden A. Bailey as Sparky, Jason Philip Solis as Jinx, Joshua Sherman as Smudge, with August Riehle serving as the understudy.


Production team members also include Ariel Donaldson (Assistant Stage Manager), Anthony Curtis (Set Design/Technical Director), Bill Eickenloff (Sound Designer), Imani McCants (Lighting Designer), Cathy Pritchett (Properties Designer) and Hope Cox (Costume Designer).


Plaid Tidings will begin spreading their own brand of Christmas cheer on Friday, December 1st at 8:00pm. Opening Night will include a post-show reception with the cast and crew, sponsored by Chamas do Brazil with dessert provided by Cooper Street Bakery.


Performances will continue through December 17th with our holiday schedule:

    Thursdays at 7:30pm

    Fridays at 8:00pm

    Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

    Sundays at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

    With and ADDED performance on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30pm


Plaid Tidings is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 


See website for more information and to purchase tickets:

Box Office: 817.275.7661


Photos by Eric Younkin

Photo Credit 1:  (top to bottom) Joshua Sherman, Jason Philip Solis, Jamall Houston, Branden A. Bailey

Photo Credit 2:  (left to right) Joshua Sherman, Branden A. Bailey, Jason Philip Solis, Jamall Houston 


More photos available upon request.


Theatre Arlington enhances the quality of life in North Texas by presenting superior, diverse, artistic experiences through performance, production and education.


For more information about Theatre Arlington’s production of Plaid Tidings: Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross


Kim Lawson

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