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Forever Plaid

This summer we will be producing Forever Plaid with rising 9th-12th grade students and 2024 grads. This is an all male class. It is audition only, meaning students must audition to be cast and we will select those we feel will be the best fit for the production.  The cast includes only four males, with the possibility of us double casting to create two casts of four.  The music is in the style of barbershop quartet, so we are looking for males with experience in this style or ability to sing four-part harmony, while carrying their own part independently.

About Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….

Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. (from




Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by
James Raitt
Originally Produced by
Gene Wolsk

FOREVER PLAID is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


This production is audition only, meaning students must audition to be cast and we will select those we feel will be the best fit for the production. 

  • Students should prepare a song for their vocal audition in the style of Forever Plaid. It should be less than one minute in length and should show us their vocal range. 
  • The initial vocal audition should be submitted via a self-tape (video audition). Students will need their own accompaniment track when they video their audition.
  • Videos are due by the end of the day on May 20. Please email to
  • Some students will be called back on Thursday, May 23. They will prepare some cuts from the show, which they will receive in advance. 
  • At callbacks, Sammy will have the students sing in groups of four to see how they work together and their abilities to sing four-part harmony
  • Callbacks will also include an acting portion where they will read sides from the show
  • Callbacks will be Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Again, auditioning does NOT guarantee you will be cast in the show. There are limited roles for this production.

Students going into 7th-12th grade should also consider auditioning for High School Musical 2. Females going into 9th-12th grade, and 2024 grads, should consider auditioning for Six: Teen Edition. Both auditions are on June 20, with callbacks on June 21-24.


  • Please sign your child up to audition on Thursday, May 23.  While this is the callback audition date, this will give us a list of who is submitting an initial video audition. Again, their video audition is due on May 20. Please email the video to
  • Click on the link below and log in to your account or create an account if you are new.
  • Once you have done so you will see a link to a page that says, “Auditions Summer 2024”
  • We will email some additional information in early May to all those signed up to audition.

Sign Up for Auditions


  • Grades: Rising 9th-12th graders and 2024 grads
  • Students will rehearse from 6:00-8:30 pm on Tuesdays and from 4:45-7:15 pm on Thursdays, June 20 through July 25.  There is an extraordinary amount of challenging music in Forever Plaid, so our Music Director, Sammy Waganer, will begin working with the cast some toward the end of May and beginning of June. We will be working around our MTC Concert, Newsies, and Titanic, so he will find times that work for the cast. We will have mandatory rehearsals every night the week of July 22.


Performances for Forever Plaid will be Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, 2024.  We will announce the performance times after casting is finalized. 


  • Tuition is $395*
  • Enrollment will not take place until the cast list is finalized.  You sign up first for an audition and if your child is cast, then you enroll.
  • The balance is due by the first day of class.

*Tuition includes a production fee to help cover the production expenses. 


Rehearsals and performances for Forever Plaid will be at the Loft Theatre at the ArtWorks Academy Main Campus in Norman, which is located at 3251 Market Place.


Tickets will be $15 each.  They will go on sale the week of the show. Parents will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase tickets. 

“ArtWorks Academy is such a great environment with wonderful teachers! I could see my progress as I came out of my shell in musical theater class!” ~ Eleanor T.