Patsy Cline Musical Heads Back To Chicago

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Patsy Cline photo by GAB Archive and Redferns
Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns

The much-performed musical ‘Always…Patsy Cline’ is heading back to a Chicago theatre for the forthcoming holiday season.

The Broadway World website reports that an intimate, 50-seat production by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, at the No Exit Café, will open on November 14, as a two-hander starring Christina Hall and Danni Smith, both former stars of ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes.’ The musical has previously been a success at some larger venues in the Chicago area.

Described as the “touching story of Cline’s friendship with one of her fans,” the show portrays the pioneering country star’s life through the eyes of housewife and fan Louise Seger. In the musical, they become friends after meeting before a Cline concert in Seger’s home town of Houston.

‘Always…Patsy Cline,’ by Ted Swindley, is said to be one of the most widely-produced musicals in the US, having been widely performed in American theatres over the last quarter-century since its premiere in 1988. There was an off-Broadway production of the piece in 1997.

The show includes such Cline standards as ‘Crazy,’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Walkin’ After Midnight,’ and the new production will be directed by Fred Anzevino. A five-piece band will play and sing backing vocals at the No Exit Café show, under the musical direction of Aaron Benham. Performances will run from November 14 to December 28. Tickets are available here.

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  1. Victoria Arnold

    October 23, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I love love love Patsy Cline. When and if is this production come to philly

  2. Russell Looney

    October 29, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I’d love too sent this play come to Kansas City Mo. As this was the last venue Patsy ever played ! We Love & Miss ya , Miss Patsy Cline 1932-1963

  3. Sheila

    December 9, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Great show has been in Houston several times

  4. deborah

    December 9, 2014 at 2:37 am

    i saw a show like this in a small theater in va years ago the girl who played patsy cline was fabulas, which it would come around maryland

  5. maxine

    December 10, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I was honored to have played the role of patsy clone in this very production in my home town, coshocton, oh.

  6. maxine

    December 10, 2014 at 5:36 am

    That post was to read,,,, PATSY CLINE.

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