STAGES to Present ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, 3/13-6/23

STAGES to Present ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, 3/13-6/23

In honor of the show's 25th anniversary, Stages is reviving one of the most requested productions in its history, Always...Patsy Cline. Penned by Stages' Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley, this international hit musical had its world premiere at Stages in 1988 and has been winning hearts ever since. Based on a true story, this tribute to the legendary country music singer and her life-long friendship with devoted Houston fan Louise Seger is rich with down-home country humor and includes 27 of Cline's unforgettable hit songs. Susan Koozin and Melodie Smith return as Louise and Patsy.

Directed by Stages Producing Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin, the production will feature Susan Koozin as Louise Seger and Melodie Smith as Patsy Cline.

Production Team: Director Kenn McLaughlin; Musical Director Steven Jones; Scenic & Lighting Designer Kevin Holden; Sound Designer Yezminne Zepeda; Costume Desiger Kathy Snider; Properties Designer Jodi Bobrovsky; Production Stage Manager Sara Hodgin Brossman; and 2nd Production Stage Manager Natasha Nelson.

Band Members: Steven Jones Conductor/Piano; Jack Westmoreland Drummer; Bill Lucas Bass/Guitar; Herb Remington Steel Guitar; and Miriam Daley 2nd Conductor/Piano.

The show runs March 13 - May 5, 2013, with NEW DATES ADDED May 8 - June 23, 2013. The press opening is slated for Friday, March 15, 2013, at 8 p.m. The regular run plays Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30 PM; Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM; and Sundays 3:00 PM. All performances take place in the Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway (one block west of Waugh Dr.), Theatre entrance on Rosine St. (Parking available on D'Amico).

Tickets start at $25 - $64. Group rates also available (via box office 713.527.0123): Wed-Thu groups of 6+; Fri-Sun group of 10+. Call the box office at 713.527.0123. Tickets available online at www.stagestheatre.com.

Characterized by courage, generosity, ingenuity, and intimacy, Stages Repertory Theatre advances theatre and enlivens culture by producing new work, interpreting established work in new ways, and nurturing talent for the performing arts field. In addition to its MainStage season of plays, Stages introduces young audiences to the power and magic of live theatre through a range of additional education programs. Outreach programs such as the annual Surround encourage conversation about important ideas and issues, provide insight into other cultures and viewpoints, and help develop the next generation of citizens, artists and audiences. Now celebrating its 35th season, Stages is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatres. Stages operates under an agreement with Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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