Otterbein Summer Theatre Opens Season with “Forever Plaid” 

Posted Jun 05, 2024

Westerville, OH—The 2024 Otterbein Summer Theatre season opens with a loving tribute to the harmonically dazzling ‘guy groups’ of the 1950s, the musical “Forever Plaid,” with performances at 7:30 p.m. from June 6-8 and June 13-15, and 2 p.m. on June 9 and June 15 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. Tickets cost $33. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/summertheatre

Based on the popular all-male singing groups of the 1950s, this the story of Sparky, Smudge, Jinx, and Frankie, aka “The Plaids,” as they perform the concert that never was. Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, The Plaids will entertain you with classic hits including “Magic Moments,” “Heart and Soul,” and “Catch a Falling Star.” Experience the magic and nostalgia of the golden age of rock and roll in “Forever Plaid.”    

The Otterbein Summer Theatre Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from 12-4 p.m., and one hour prior to all performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. For more information about Otterbein Summer Theatre and the 2024 Season, please call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/summertheatre.   

Details: 

“Forever Plaid”  
Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross.  

Directed by Lenny Leibowitz.  
Music Direction by Dennis Davenport.  

Performed in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.  
June 6 7:30 p.m.  
June 7 7:30 p.m.  
June 8 7:30 p.m.  
June 9 2 p.m.  
June 13 7:30 p.m.  
June 14 7:30 p.m.  
June 15 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

PRODUCTION TEAM 

Directed by: Lenny Leibowitz  
Musical Direction by: Dennis Davenport 
Scenic Design: Ron Johnson 
Costume Design: Rebecca White 
Lighting Design: Kyle Krygielski 
Sound Design: Kitty Mader 
Stage Manager: Savanah Schwartz 

CAST LIST 

Frankie               Nathan Frewen 
Smudge               Labron Foy 
Sparky                  Sam Bryant 
Jinx                        Tres Allison