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“Always…Patsy Cline” A Musical Tribute Opens at Raleigh Ensemble Players | Dec 10 – 13

Raleigh Ensemble Players Go ‘Crazy’ for Patsy Cline

PatsyRaleigh Ensemble Players continues its 28th season with Always…Patsy Cline, directed by Maggie Rasnick featuring ensemble members Canady Vance Thomas and Susannah Hough. The production plays December 10-13, 2009 at Theatre in the Park.

Considered one of the most produced musicals in American theatre, Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley is based on his 1988 country imbued musical jukebox that chronicles the true story between Patsy Cline and her friendship with a groupie from Houston named Louise Seger. Seger, who ultimately befriends the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, continues a correspondence with Cline until her untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.

Always…Patsy Cline is a look at a star’s unforgettable sound and the legacy that still endures to this day. The musical play is complete with down home country humor, true emotion and audience participation that includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all.  The show’s title is inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”

Starring Canady Vance Thomas and Susannah Hough, Always…Patsy Cline is a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at the age of 30, but a song-filled love letter that is full of humor and emotion.

Title: Always…Patsy Cline
Playwright: Ted Swindley
Director: Maggie Rasnick
Location: Theatre In The Park, Raleigh
Dates: December 10-13, 2009
Opening: Thursday, December 10, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
Curtain Times: Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.
Ticket price: $20
Online ticketing available at www.realtheatre.org or call 919.832.9607

Raleigh Ensemble Players is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street and lot parking are available.
Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Raleigh Ensemble Players is a nationally recognized theatre company and the Triangle’s oldest producer of powerful, provocative and penetrating theatre for 28 years. The company, formed in 1982 by a collective of actors, is dedicated to maintaining an ensemble ethic where company members work together to create, write, act, direct, design and produce new theatre. Raleigh Ensemble Players new home resides at 213 Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh.

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  1. Wow! Just had a great night seeing Always, Patsy Cline with the Raleigh Ensemble Players! Susannah Hough is unforgettable as Patsy’s biggest fan! Go, Susannah! And Canady Vance Thomas captures every nuance of Patsy’s artistry, yet still making it her own. (That was fun!) I am totally Susannah’s “Louise” now! Yippee! Last show is tomorrow at 3:00! Don’t miss it!