Friday, May 2, 2014


By Stuart Ross
Directed by Eric Hafen

WHEN: May 1 through May 25, 2014.*
The Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
TICKETS: $45 for the General Public, $40 for Senior Citizens and Members of the Morris Museum/Theatre Guild, $33 for Groups (10 or more), and $20 for Students (18 or under or with valid college ID).
Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility.

Get ready to tap you toes! Join us for an affectionate homage to the delightful harmonies and well-choreographed moves of the 1950's. Forever Plaid is a hilarious musical centered on a quartet of young singers killed in a car crash on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. The boys, Jinx, Sparky, Francis and Smudge, return to earth to fulfill their dream to perform in their own big concert. The play showcases the hits you know and love including Three Coins in a Fountain, Moments to Remember, Perfidia, Shangrila, and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

Written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross, the Morristown presentation is directed by Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre. Forever Plaid is “entertaining, funny, moving with great songs” Hafen noted. “Perfect for every member of the family.”


  • Thursday, May 1 and 8 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 15 and 22 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 3, 17 and 24 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2:00 PM

Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Walk-up hours are Tuesday, through Friday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


  • Daniel Vissers (Frankie) of Sparta, NJ- Bickford:  I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Mack & Mabel; National Tours:  Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (TheatreWorks USA), Jesus Christ Superstar (Golden Touring Company); Regional:  Surflight Theatre, Civic Theatre Under the Stars, Pioneer Theatre Company.
  • Robert Farruggia (Jinx) of New City, NY- Broadway:  Les Miserables; Off-Broadway:  Immortal Journey, Strike Up the Band; International:  Fame; Regional: Bristol Riverside Theatre, The Fulton Theatre, Center Stage, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center.
  • David Murgittroyd (Sparky) of Whippany, NJ- NJ Regional:  Re-Vision Theatre Company; Regional:  Shakespeare Theatre, Memorial Stages, TheatreWorks USA, McGinn-Cazale Theatre.
  • John Anker Bow (Smudge) of Hamilton Square, NJ- NJ Regional:  Surflight Theatre, Ocean City Theatre Company; Regional:  The Palace Theatre, Boothbay Opera House, Bucks County Playhouse,  Pennsylvania Youth Theatre.

Creative Team

  • Director:  Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre, Morristown, NJ
  • Music Director:  Nick DeGregorio of Livingston, NJ
  • Choreographer:  Scott McGowan of Maplewood, NJ
  • Lighting Designer:   Roman Klima of Howell, NJ
  • Properties Designer:  Danielle Pietrowski of Long Valley, NJ
  • Costume Designer:  Ric McAllister of Union City, NJ
  • Production Stage Manager:  Yumi Matsuura of Morristown

About The Bickford Theatre
The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and Blues at the Bickford. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.