Sunday, July 7, 2013
"Forever Plaid" is the fictional story of a 1950s quartet who were killed in a car crash one night on the way to one of their performances. Although these young men loved to sing together, they never were particularly successful before their untimely deaths and now they have one last chance (in front of us as an audience) to enjoy performing a really big concert. This hit me as being a really sad start to a comedy, but Derek, Chris, Andrew and Garney, played it well and made us laugh and applaud throughout the show.
Each of the men in the quartet sang a couple of solos along with the wonderful four-part harmony of their group numbers. Derek's solos were "Perfidia" and "Catch a Falling Star," which he sang beautifully. There was a great camaraderie among the four men and they performed well together.
The play is the first in the inaugural season for the Stage group, a new professional theatre company in the University's Performing Arts Center.
As scripture tells us in Colossians 3:23: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." We enjoyed our night at the theatre and it was obvious Derek, Chris, Andrew and Garney put their whole hearts into their parts We applaud them on a job well done.