Rehearsals have begun for the Sherman Community Players’ holiday production of Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The musical will take to the Finley Theater stage from Dec. 6 through Dec. 22.

Rehearsals have begun for the Sherman Community Players’ holiday production of Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The musical will take to the Finley Theater stage from Dec. 6 through Dec. 22.


First introduced during the SCP summer fundraiser, Forever Plaid, the Plaids quartet includes: Paul Jordan as the group leader, Frankie; Nick Timmerman as the heart-throb, Smudge; Aaron Adair as the coagulating Jinx; and Blake Rice as the crooning Sparky. The storyline focuses on the four singers who never got to perform their career-making musical in life, but get a second chance in the after-life. Plaid Tidings will be filled with Christmas musical favorites that have been "Plaid-erized" by the four vocalists.


Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings was written by Stuart Ross. Vocal and musica arrangements are by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder. Director the production is Anthony Nelson, SCP artistic director. Completing the behind-the-scenes crew are: Lynda Lewis, music direction; Amy Wallace, choreography; Jim Barnes, sound design; Tina Ross, costume design; Webster Crocker, set design; and Tana Payne, stage manager.


In conjunction with Plaid Tidings, the SCP Theater Guild is coordinating a donation drive to help fill the wish lists of two local charities, Grand Central Station and Children’s Express.


"There will be donation boxes in the SCP Box Office lobby of the Honey McGee, as well as the Finley lobby during regular box office hours and during the run of the "Plaid Tidings," explains Nelson. "People will be able to drop requested items off. If you go to SCP’s website scptheater.org, and click on support scp, you will find lists of needed items that we are hoping to help collect and donate to these charities. I am personally excited about the Theater Guild’s commitment about doing this. After all the support the theater receives from the community, it will be nice that we will be able to provide a venue to help back. Theater is a great vehicle for drives like this."


A preview performance of Plaid Tidings is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Nov. 24 inside Kelly Square in downtown Sherman. For more information, go to www.scptheater.org or call 903-893-8525.