The play tells the story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan whom she befriended in a Texas honky-tonk. Heather Beck, who recently starred in "Patsy Cline" in Lancaster, PA will play the lead role.
Now playing through April 1st.
Theatre at the Center
1040 Ridge Road
Ticket prices range from $38-$42
ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is a tribute to Patsy Cline's true friendship with Louise Seger, a fan from Houston. Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of hers. In 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her friends arrived early for a show and met Cline. The two women struck up a friendship and remained pen pals until Cline's untimely death in a 1963 plane crash at the age of 30.
This musical play offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, and give new fans an idea of what Cline was like and what she meant to her fans. The title comes from the closing in all of Patsy's letters to Louise -- "Love always, Patsy Cline." Complete with humor and true emotion, this 1960s tribute includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight.
Heather Beck will be making her Theatre at the Center debut in Always?Patsy Cline. Her other credits include; All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), Singing in the Rain (Lena Lamont), Cats (Bombalarina), Seussical The Musical (Mayzie), Smokey Joe's Café (Brenda), and Leader of the Pack. Heather has been the lead vocalist with Holland America and Princess Cruise Lines, where she can boast visiting every continent. She is also an avid cabaret performer.
Janelle Snow's Chicago stage credits include The Crowd You're In With at the Goodman, Spare Change at Steppenwolf, Suddenly Last Summer (Jeff Award) with Eclipse Theatre, Only the Sound (Jeff Nomination) at Chicago Dramatists, Flung and The Trip to Bountiful with American Theatre Company; Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Jeff Award), Auschwitz Lullaby (Jeff Nomination, After Dark Award) and Lips Together, Teeth Apart, all at Circle Theatre. Her film appearances include Ca$h, Death of a President, The Watcher, New Port South and the award-winning comedy short The Widower and her television appearances include Boss, The Beast, ER, Early Edition and Turks.