Onstage: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

For laughs and holiday cheer, I recommend the Covedale Center on Cincinnati’s West Side for Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.

For laughs and holiday cheer, I recommend the Covedale Center on Cincinnati’s West Side for Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. Staged at the Cincinnati Playhouse 10 years ago, this amusing tale of four guys doing Doo-Wop holiday tunes hasn’t been produced locally since then, as far as I know. In their backstory, the late-’50s singing group of Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky died when a bus full of Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show crashed into the Plaids’ car as they drove to an audition. In the sequel, they’re on a mission with heavenly guidance from Rosemary Clooney, who tells them harmony is needed to cheer a discordant world. (The show includes a hilariously distilled version of the Sullivan show, a lot of laughs for anyone over 50.) 


Through Dec. 21. $21-$24. Covedale Center, 4990 Glenway Ave., Covedale, cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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