A Free Range Humans production, Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger and features 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits, including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.
Starring Shelly Lynn Walsh as Patsy Cline Christine Mosere as Louise Seger
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story
Directed by Elizabeth Lucas
Music Directed by Marci Shegogue
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Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline's and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline's records on the radio. In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger's house--a friendship that lasted until Cline's untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.
Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline. The pen-pal relationship provides much of the plot of the show.
The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline's death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous--Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy--to name a few.
The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, 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 was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”
LICENSED BY THE FAMILY AND ESTATE OF PATSY CLINE. All rights reserved. ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM AVAILABLE ON MCA RECORDS. Musical clearances secured and used by permission. Any taping, Filming, recording or broadcast of this play (musical or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.