BWW Blog: Zoe Vonder Haar of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Stages St. Louis - Westport Plaza

BWW Blog: Zoe Vonder Haar of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Stages St. Louis - Westport Plaza

Dear Westport Plaza,

I am so excited to bring my story and love of Patsy to the Playhouse at Westport Plaza. What a wonderful space. So much time and love and hard work by so many people has gone into fixing up this space to recreate my glorious kitchen and make it a great Stages experience. I mean, you people are going to be able to smell my linoleum! So grand and intimate, AND you're gonna be able to bring your drinks right in and join me while I'm downin' my Schlitz. Partieeeeee!

Walkin' around Wesport, I almost fell out of my boots when I saw two life size cutouts of me and Patsy in a window. It's one thing to see a big paper doll of someone else looking at you, but when it's YOU ... I got to admit, it's a little on the scary side. I went tearin' on over to make sure my roots weren't showin', my nails were done and my lips were on. Texas women have priorities, don't you know.

There are shops, restaurants, hotels and so many fun places here in Westport! It's like it's own little village. They recognize us and open us with welcome arms. There is Patsy music playin' all day in the lobby. Such a warm, welcoming feeling here. We are ready for the long haul. Can't wait to open this puppy next week.

Love and twinkies,


PS. Did you know Patsy Cline's real name was Virginia "Ginny" Patterson Hensley and she was born in Winchester, VA. She got "Patsy" from her middle name and "Cline" was her first husband's last name.

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Guest Blogger: Zoe Vonder Haar ZOE VONDER HAAR (Louise Seger). Zoe could not be happier bringing Louise back to life (Judy Award Winner, St. Louis Theatre Circle Award) at Westport! After touring for 2 years in the 1st International Company of A CHORUS LINE, Zoe returned to her home town of St. Louis to raise her family and proudly became a member of the STAGES acting company. Since her return, Zoe has performed in over 100 productions and portrayed some fabulous women including Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY! (Kevin Kline Award), Mama Rose in GYPSY, Mame Dennis in MAME, and Cassie in A CHORUS LINE. Zoe has appeared numerous times at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in such roles as the Old Lady in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and Ms. Pennywise in URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL (Kevin Kline nomination). At the Muny, favorite roles include Katie in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, Mrs. Higgins in MY FAIR LADY (Kevin Kline nomination), and Mrs. Brill in MARY POPPINS last summer. Zoe performs throughout the year at the Sheldon Concert Hall in THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, and now in a new holiday program premiering this December, WINTER WONDERLAND. Zoe proudly shares her passion for the stage by choreographing, directing, and teaching dance for several schools in the St. Louis area.

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