Manatee Players bring 'Plaid Tidings' holiday musical revue to Bradenton

November 29, 2012 

Holiday favorites like "Let It Snow," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Jingle Bells" will be given the 1950s guy group treatment (think The Four Aces, Four Freshmen) starting today at the Manatee Players with the show "Plaid Tidings."

The musical revue is holiday song-filled sequel to "Forever Plaid," which opened off-Broadway in 1990 and has gone on to be an international smash.

In "Plaid Tidings," the barely there storyline finds Rosemary Clooney encouraging Frankie, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge to return to Earth and make things right in the world.

"Plaid Tidings" features Berry Ayers (Jinx), Andrew Suchman (Sparky), Jason Macumber (Frankie) and Jeff Grolemund (Smudge). The show is being directed by Ayers with Becky Heintz as musical director.

Details: Nov. 29-Dec. 23; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Tickets: $26 (adults), $15 (teachers) and $13 (students). Information: 941-748-5875 or

--Wade Tatangelo

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