Mad About Plaid: Seeing this show once is not enough

Cosmopolitan Cabaret Forever Plaid

Even if you didn’t grow up in a KCTC “Music Of Your Life” listening household with parents who grew up in the WWII era, it would be impossible to not enjoy The Cosmopolitan Cabaret’s presentation of Forever Plaid.

Sac-eats and I just returned from the 8pm show, where we were treated to 90 brilliantly executed minutes of ’50s and ’60s tunes in four part harmony — which proved to be the ideal antidote to the figurative election hangover. Still smiling ear-to-ear, I’m already plotting which table I need to reserve for my next visit to this show.

The four main characters played off of each other, the two musicians, and the audience adroitly, and their comedic touches were clever without being corny or cloying.

I’ll admit it: I used to schedule my classes around the UC Men’s Octet performances at Sather Gate, and I gasped with excitement when I learned that Richard Gilmore was in The Whiffenpoofs.

With the holidays coming up, consider buying tickets to Forever Plaid. Most people I know don’t need more stuff, but who wouldn’t love 90 minutes of smartly produced and beautifully sung entertainment?

Note: Our showtime was at 8pm, and we should have gotten there around 7:30-7:40 to get a little more settled with drinks and food.  Servers stop taking orders 10 minutes before showtime, and they don’t return during the show.  Try the cheese plate; the polenta balls were a little on the cold side. The 24 oz Stella or Sierra Nevada is just the right size for the length of the show.  There doesn’t appear to be a bad seat in the house.

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