Like an eccentric uncle, the holidays often sneak up on people and leave tinsel wherever they go. Deck the halls with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get one ticket for a best available center- or front-orchestra seat to see Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Heaven (a $54 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 26, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, November 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, November 27, at 1 p.m.<p>
Barbershop quartet Forever Plaid delighted audiences in an off-Broadway show that mixed the gents’ ’50s-style harmonies with madcap comedy skits. In a holiday-themed sequel to the original show, the guy group aims to lend harmony to a discordant world with more a cappella melodies and holiday cheer than a chain gang dressed in Santa outfits. During screwball skits, the troupe stages an abbreviated version of The Ed Sullivan Show, inviting the Chipmunks and chorus girls to the variety show. A Caribbean-themed Christmas segment fills the stage and blends Yuletide greetings with island style.
Surflight Theatre began its culture-spreading mission in 1950, with a shaky tent and a season only three weeks long. Although it has grown enormously since then, one constant remains—its steadfast commitment to the Beach Haven community. In addition to its regular artistic programming, Surflight also gives young performers a chance to tread the boards alongside Broadway professionals.