Musical finds new venue

Folsom theater will host the holiday production, 'Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings,' now that Civic Theatre West has closed
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When Civic Theatre West closed Nov. 10, the actors and crew of the theater company’s holiday show were suddenly left with no place to perform. The Roseville nonprofit organization lowered its curtains, citing $500,000 in debt, much to the dismay of theatergoers and those involved in rehearsing for the upcoming Christmas production, “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.” But then Sutter Street Theatre in historic Folsom offered the show’s director, Ryan Adame, the option of performing “Forever Plaid” at the nearby theater. The Davis Musical Theatre Company and American River College also offered assistance. Adame agreed to Sutter Street’s offer. The musical begins with the Plaids — a quartet of male singers — returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical success. At first they aren’t sure why they’ve returned, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. The play features Christmas standards, dancing and comedy. The local cast includes Nick Adorno, Troy Martin, Michael Fortunato and Bryon Roope under the direction of Adame with musical direction by Eric Bellah and choreography by Christi Axelson. “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings” runs 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 27 through New Year's Eve weekend, with no performance Friday, Dec. 3. Tickets range from $15 to $23. Group rates are available. For tickets, call (916) 353-1001. Sutter Street Theatre is located at 717 Sutter St. in Folsom. ~ Sena Christian