In this schmaltzy sequel to Forever Plaid, presented by Broadway Rose, the story follows a similar arc but the songs are dialed-in for Christmas. In the beginning of that first musical, the Plaidsâa meat-and-potatoes guy group from the â50sâare killed in a bus crash on their way to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, but they return from the afterlife to croon together. For Plaid Tidings, theyâre back as âguardians of harmony for all eternityâ with mostly white-bread holiday mash-ups and peppy dance moves. Those who donât require their Christmas traditionals sung to completionâor who donât care much for contextâwill appreciate stars Matthew Brown, Robert Head, Sean Powell and Jeremy Sloan, who are such a polished quartet it seems they could have been rehearsing since the â50s. Their vocals are clean, without a hint of grit, and their choreography is spot-on. Dialogue can turn confusing and the comedic interruptions occasionally irritate, but Brown, as mischievous bandmate Smudge, holds these bits together with his self-deprecating charm and impeccable timing. Standouts include holiday jewels âLet It Snowâ and âHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,â which are thankfully not bogged down with excess dialogue.