Opened Feb 26, 2012
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley, Always...Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success over the United States, including a popular run Off-Broadway. One of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine, Always...Patsy Cline has also been enjoyed by audiences internationally in Canada, the UK and Australia.
Always...Patsy Cline is a tribute to Patsy Cline's true friendship with Louise Seger, a fan from Houston. Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of hers. In 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her friends arrived early for a show and met Cline. The two women struck up a friendship and remained pen pals until Cline's untimely death in a 1963 plane crash at the age of 30.
This musical play offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, and give new fans an idea of what Cline was like and what she meant to her fans. The title comes from the closing in all of Patsy's letters to Louise - "Love always, Patsy Cline." Complete with humor and true emotion, this 1960s tribute includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," and "Walking After Midnight."