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Becky Barta Stars in 'Always...Patsy Cline' at Engeman Theater at Northport

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is pleased to announce Always…Patsy Cline a musical, to open Saturday, March 8 starring Becky Barta as Patsy.

"Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death," describe press notes.

The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion, and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight," 27 songs in all.  The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love Always Patsy Cline. We are also pleased to announce that the show's author and original director, Ted Swindley, will be directing the John W. Engeman Theater production.

Opening night is Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 8PM. Always…Patsy Cline will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8PM, and Sundays at 2PM. In addition, there will be matinees on the following days:  Saturdays at 3PM. March 15, March 29, and April 12; Thursdays at 2PM on March 20 and April 3.

Tickets are now on sale and are $55.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Always…Patsy Cline is directed by Ted Swindley, the author and original director of the show. Bryan Wade is music director.

The design team includes Bobbi Morse (Costume Designer), Justin Partier (Lighting Designer), Sonoka Fukuma Gozelski, (Set Designer), Joseph Varca (Sound Designer) and Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Hair and Wig Designer).

The cast of Always…Patsy Cline features Becky Barta as Patsy Cline. Becky has won praise and many awards for performing the role of "Patsy" in over 15 productions nationwide including Off-Broadway, and headlining at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City. Other New York credits include Les Miserables (Broadway and the National Tour), and Frankenstein (Off-Broadway). The cast also features Lisa McMillan as Louise whose Broadway credits include Moose Murders (w/Eve Arden) and La Cage Aux Folles (directed by Arthur Laurents), and many Off-Broadway productions, such as Ruthless, and Identical Twins From Baltimore



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