Plaid Tidings
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Plaid Tidings
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Plaid Tidings NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
8%
Negative
8%
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.

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Member Reviews (13)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
80
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. Read more

197 Reviews | 529 Followers
25
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.

277 Reviews | 58 Followers
70
Delightful, Fluffy

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

Don't see it if You like serious theater

168 Reviews | 162 Followers
91
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?

133 Reviews | 37 Followers
88
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!

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like comedy and Christmas

Don't see it if You hate singing and Christmas

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
During previews
86
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.

126 Reviews | 37 Followers
During previews
71
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.

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
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 Plaids sing backup...It all seems completely organic, to the credit of Stuart Ross, who wrote, directed and did the musical staging."
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Lighting & Sound America
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 is: They are meant to sing, and during certain dull stretches, you may find yourself wishing they would just get on with it."
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TheaterScene.net
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 style the Plaids are lampooning, the show can be appreciated as a gentle, happy, comic musical caper with nothing on its mind but pleasing the audience."
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Theater Pizzazz
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 steady buildup to the payoff: a priceless homage to an era gone by."
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T
December 24th, 2015

"The holiday sequel of 'Plaid Tidings' is equally pleasing though not without problems...Next earthly visit more singing please, and less silliness...The event is pleasurable and the opportunity to listen to fours voices blend in scintillating harmony does indeed give one hope for a brighter future."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
December 13th, 2015

"The slightly overstuffed two-hour show is packed with tasty bonbons in the form of expertly performed songs and clever musical staging...The comic shtick is hit or miss, though, and the corn is as high as an elephant's eye...With the same music playing in every store and elevator these days, the music holds few surprises; nonetheless, it’s well enough done that it really doesn’t matter."
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The Huffington Post
December 15th, 2015

"Against all expectations, it's a sweet, silly enjoyable evening of popular songs, enlivened by some good jokes (and some bad jokes) and blessed with a cast that elevates the modest material nicely. 'Plaid Tidings' proves to be glad tidings for anyone wanting comfort food in their theater outing this holiday season."
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Manhattan Digest
December 22nd, 2015

"The holiday version is delivering just as many smiles as the original. The storyline for both versions is as thin as a paper cupcake liner…'Plaid Tidings' doesn’t purport to change the world with any deep themes or topics. It’s mostly a variety show, but a heartfelt one at that. With the original creator, Ross at the helm this quartet will leave you with a warmth and sweetness that comforts like fresh-baked Christmas cookies."
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