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TED SWINDLEY is a playwright and director who has worked in theatre for the past 35 years. He is the founding artistic director of STAGES REP in Houston, Tx. and the creator and original director of the popular musical ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. He currently lives in Nashville and New York. For a complete bio go to www.tedswindleyproductions.com.

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Riverside Theatre Presents HONKY TONK ANGELS

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell,  Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, and Director of Special Initiatives/CFO Patti Rooney,  concludes its 50th Anniversary season by presenting a celebration of the women of country music with Honky Tonk Angels.

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Names Selections For Annual Student Playwright Festival

Plays by local high-school seniors, Andrea Diaz, Seth Brown, and Calliana Duke have been chosen by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) as selections for the 2023 Student Playwright Festival. Each playwright is awarded a $500 scholarship and is paired with a Houston-based playwright as a mentor to fine-tune the plays and prepare them for production.

Shadowland Stages 2023 Season to Include MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, JUST ANOTHER DAY, and More

Shadowland Stages, entering its 38th year, is a professional Equity theatre located in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. The theatre produces a season between May and December of seven shows.

On The Verge Theatre Sets Casting For CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS

On the Verge Theatre has announced the cast for Catholic School Girls, playing May 4 – May 28, 2023 at Bering Memorial Church, 1440 Harold Street, Houston, TX 77006.

Photos: Meet The Cast of HONKY TONK ANGELS At Meadow Brook Theatre

Honky Tonk Angels, by Ted Swindley, runs from April 26 through May 21, 2023, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills. See photos of the cast!

THE BOOK OF MARY Extends at Dirtdogs Theatre

The Book of Mary (It Costs a Lot to Be Real)—the ultimate theatrical collaboration between Houston icons Mary Hooper and Ted Swindley—has been extended through April 16 due to popular demand!

Review: TED SWINDLEY'S HONKY TONK ANGELS at Murry's Dinner Playhouse

What did our critic think of TED SWINDLEY'S HONKY TONK ANGELS at Murry's Dinner Playhouse? It wasn't God who made HONKY TONK ANGELS, but Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col Glenn Rd, in Little Rock, has definitely done a great job assembling a cast that is Heavenly. Written by Ted Swindley, this trio of women, along with their band, will charm and delight you from now through April 22, with songs from artists like Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, and many others. Bring your appetite and follow the girls as they leave their familiar lives behind to chase their dreams in Music City.

A World Premiere & More Set for Delaware Theatre Company 2023/24 Season

Delaware Theatre Company has announced its 2023/24 Season. The five-show season—DTC's 44th—will launch on September 20. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE BOOK OF MARY inspires the 'Diva Within' at DIRT DOGS THEATRE

There is a short, tight list of Houston actors who could do a show about their life and have it mean anything more than a vanity project, but she is at the top of that register. There is something about Mary Hooper that Houston loves, and if you are lucky enough to catch this one woman show called THE BOOK OF MARY you will learn why.

Ted Swindley Theatre Workshop In Association With Dirt Dogs Unleashed Presents THE BOOK OF MARY

Get ready for the ultimate theatrical collaboration as two Houston legends join forces to bring you The Book of Mary (It Costs a Lot to Be Real). Mary Hooper's self-authored, one-woman show promises to be a standout production–with Director Ted Swindley at the helm and Mary taking center stage in the spotlight where she belongs. It's a show filled with laughter and heart that you won't want to miss.

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE Comes To Center Repertory Company This September

Center Repertory Company launches its 2022-23 season with the hit musical play Always…Patsy Cline.

Review: HONKY TONK ANGELS Charms at Beef & Boards

The beat of the drum and the twang of the guitar are calling you to HONKY TONK ANGELS at Beef & Boards. When a band of three women are flung together by chance, the results are a series of both charming and hilarious antics strung together by some of country music’s greatest hits.

Previews: The Cape Playhouse Presents ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE Starting July 6th

For those of you looking for another year of quality and professional New England theater, The Cape Playhouse is set to continue its 2022 summer season with its upcoming production of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, which begins its run on July 6th.


Creative Cauldron is revving up for our 20th theatrical season with a summer celebrating all things musical theater.

BWW Review: ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE at The Weekend Theater is the show to see this summer

What did our critic think of ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE at The Weekend Theater? She thought the talent in this show is phenomenal and so funny that there were tears.

James A. Rocco and Renee Prola Announce the Launch of Thirty Saints Music Licensing

James A. Rocco worked for a dozen years at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, producing, presenting, and administering major stage productions. He is also an Award-Winning director, writer, and singer who created Songbook Live, a series of 'edutainment' concerts that chart the evolution of popular music and its effect on contemporary culture. 

Lesher Center Announces 22/23 Season Featuring IN THE HEIGHTS & More

From breathtaking contemporary dance to internationally acclaimed musicians, a rollicking celebration of Patsy Cline to a hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, theLesher Center for the Arts will present a remarkable year of arts and cultural offerings for Bay Area arts lovers.

Gretna Theatre Presents HONKY TONK ANGELS! TAKE TWO

Gretna Theatre, Lebanon County's only professional theatre, opens their 2022 Season by taking you to country music heaven in Honky Tonk Angels. Written by Ted Swindley, creator of Always… Patsy Cline, and featuring 30 classic country hits, Honky Tonk Angels is sure to be a funny, entertaining, foot-stomping good time!

Capital Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

Proctors Collaborative has announced the next shows coming to Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. The annual Proctors Collaborative announcement was held online via the Capital Repertory Theatre Facebook page.

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Announces Selections For Student Playwright Festival

Plays by local high school seniors, Alexandra Askew, Kaleigh Medlow, and Pearl Reagler have been chosen by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. for its 2022 Student Playwright Festival.

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