CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT: Director Sean Byrd finds his quartet for Plaid Tidings

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2017

Director Sean Byrd has found the voices to fill the famous quartet to star in the iconic musical Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, which will open on Thursday, Nov. 30.  In addition to the casting announcement, we are pleased to have Bradley Beahen on board as musical director for the show.  Bradley originated the role of Frankie in Plaid Tidings here in Minnesota and went on to star in the off-Broadway production in New York at the York Theater. We are thrilled to have him back at Lyric Arts.

The cast includes:

Armando Ronconi (far left) in "Anything Goes" as part of the sailor quartet

Armando Ronconi (far left) in "Anything Goes" as part of the sailor quartet

Maxwell Ward as Frankie
Jake Speikers as Sparky
Christopher Vance as Jinx
Armando Ronconi as Smudge

You may recognize one name -- the actor playing Smudge was recentely seen on ourstage in "Anything Goes" as part of the Sailor Quartet. 



By Stuart Ross
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a deliciously fun revue, chock-full of Christmas standards and classic harmonies. In the 1950’s, on their way to their first big gig, the singing quartet Forever Plaid was broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly, are miraculously brought back for a posthumous performance.

Plaid Tidings is the Christmas special they never got to perform, a truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat that will lift audiences’ spirits with classic music sung in perfect harmony.