I can't remember the first time I saw "Forever Plaid."
It may have been at The Human Experience Theatre.
"Forever Plaid" is a popular musical revue about four male singers killed in a car crash on their way to their first big concert gig. Somehow, they're brought to life so they can fulfill their obligation to do the show.
Its set in the 1950s and features the hits of the era. Some of the songs include "Three Coins in a Fountain," "16 Tons," "Lady of Spain," "Chain Gang," "Shangri-La," "Catch a Falling Star," "Moments to Rember," "Heart and Soul" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing."
When the Springer did the show, it was booked in the Rylander Theatre in Americus. Like the Springer, that theater was totally gutted and renovated into this beautiful space.
I had gone down there to talk to the executive director and saw what had been done. I'd never seen a show there.
I'm so glad I went. The show was wonderful and funny. The theater was absolutely gorgeous.
My "date" was Springer artistic director Paul Pierce.
I'm not sure if the Rylander is still presenting shows. I guess I could call.
Anyway, the director of this version of "Forever Plaid," Molly Fitzsimmons, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, needs four men -- a tenor, second tenor, baritone and bass who sing in harmony.
Each singer should bring sheet music and be prepared to sing at least two minutes. An accompanist will be provided.
Its the first show for the Musical Theater of West Georgia, a part of the Choral Society of West Georgia.
Performance dates are Sept. 21-23 and Sept. 28-29.
The auditions are Wednesday-Friday in the chorus room of Troup County High School, 1920 Hamilton Road, LaGrange.
There isn't a set time to audition. You have to call and make an appointment. Audition times can be scheduled by calling Fitzsimmons at 706-882-1691 or email her at email@example.com or call Bettie Biggs at 706-882-2734 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.