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Plaid Tidings

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Nostalgic

About the show

The York Theatre Company presents this musical revue by the creators of 'Forever Plaid', featuring 1950s boy band The Heavenly Plaids as they sing seasonal holiday music. More…

For the first time in New York, a 1950s doo-wop boy band called The Plaids put on a posthumous performance to bring harmony to our troubled world. They bring back holiday classics with a Forever Plaid twist— such as “Jingle Bells,” “’Twuz The Night B4…,” and “The Dreidel Song” while filling the night with comedy. Sprinkled among their holiday offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three-minute version of “The Ed Sullivan Show”—this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks, the Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas.

Member Reviews (13)


Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Nostalgic
Avg Score

Frothy, fluffy fun, Great singing, Revue show, Silly charm, Holiday cheer

See it if you don't mind mindless entertainment. Premise is an excuse for lots of singing by talented cast. This sh be an annual holiday tradition.

Don't see it if you want a real show. FP is a lively, silly romp. I had a great time.

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. In this case, a review of a revue.

Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Cringe worthy, Dated

See it if The singing was good, but the writing was embarrassingly corny, and the skits and banter were dated and unfunny. I left at intermission.

Don't see it if You expect a sharp, contemporary show or don't like music from the 50's and early 60's.

Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You like the original, you like Christmas music.

Don't see it if You like serious theater

Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining, Risqué

See it if u love the holiday season and the songs appropriate to Christmas, Hanukkah, and a few show tunes. The songs & the singers are delightful. Go

Don't see it if You don't like plaid? You're immune to fun, melody and laughter? Your mother died on Friday? You can't stand looking back w/ love. U dead?

Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you love to have a good time! It's a time trip back to the 50s TV holiday specials. You'll walk out ready for every holiday this season!

Don't see it if you're a grinch. This is Perry Como, The Lettermen, a few dozen songs (a whole Ed Sullivan Show!), wrapped with a holiday bow. We loved it!

Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like comedy and Christmas

Don't see it if You hate singing and Christmas

During previews
Delightful, Funny, Non-ironic, Nostalgic

See it if You or your parents grew up w/the music of the late '50s-early '60s.You want a warm & fuzzy, non-ironic Christmas show.

Don't see it if You want a show w/more edge. You don't like nostalgia. You want more contemporary music. You hate Christmas shows.

During previews
Delightful, Holiday cheerful, Entertaining, Songful

See it if you just want to turn off your critic and put a smile on your face. Forever Plaid returns for Christmas - good harmony singing.

Don't see it if you dislike vocal harmony. I can feel delightfully silly and light but If you can't let go of your Grinch then don't go.

During previews
Excellent singing, bad writing

See it if you loved "Forever Plaid" & value excellent four part male harmony over anything else; you have the patience to sit through a LOONG 1st act

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for bad writing and interminable set-up jokes for a weak story line

For a previous production
Entertaining, Delightful, Nostalgic, Funny, Dated

See it if you're looking for a fluffy musical. The show's entertainment value can't be denied and it's ability to provoke the holiday spirit is strong

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with substance. Though it does touch upon deeper feelings, the classic cheese of the quartet ultimately prevails.

For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if you loved the original Forever Plaid, which I do

Don't see it if you don't like fun fluffy theater musicals

For a previous production
Delightful, Funny, Must see, Fluffy

See it if Great musical...has the feeling of 50's as well as show...must see for the holidays!!!

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or revues

For a previous production
Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You wonder where the wizard of oz came from

Don't see it if don't like wizard of oz

December 17th, 2015
"I hadn’t seen the 'Forever Plaid' guys in decades, and I’d completely forgotten they were dead. But all was made clear by the narrator of 'Plaid Tidings,' the group’s sweetly enjoyable holiday show...The finest moment belongs to Perry Como, who appears on a black-and-white console TV as the Plai...
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December 14th, 2015
"As comedy, 'Plaid Tidings' is extremely hit-or-miss. There are lame jokes about Imodium, nosebleeds, asthma, and a trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania...The entire what-are-we-doing-here premise is strained, and not just because it is reprised from the original show. We know what their true purpose ...
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December 17th, 2015
"The humorous banter among the four and their slide-splitting re-creation of the Ed Sullivan show are reason enough to see 'Plaid Tidings.' Add in their four-part close harmony renditions of more than thirty songs and you’ve got a perfect holiday frolic…Although it helps to be familiar with the s...
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December 14th, 2015
"For anyone who likes to laugh – a lot – and who’s seeking a respite from the stresses and strains of the daily grind, 'Plaid Tidings' is for you...The show, two acts with intermission, probably would benefit from running straight through without interruption – the pace is fast and there’s a stea...
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