The Walker County Arts Alliance (WCAA) is proud to present “Always…Patsy Cline” on Saturday, August 19, at 7PM, and Sunday, August 20, at 2PM. 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.
Play Tickets are $20. On Saturday, August 19, VIP Tickets are available for $40. This includes the play ticket price, a VIP reception at the Walker County Arts Alliance from 6PM – 7PM with drinks and refreshments, and seating in the VIP section. Tickets can be purchased at wcart.org, at the WCAA office (1500 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, AL) during business hours, or at the door unless the performance is sold out.
“Always … Patsy Cline” tells the true story of the friendship between the legendary country singer Patsy Cline, played by Lorin O’Rear, and a devoted fan. This inspirational show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Libby Allred. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.
Sponsors for the production include Bevill State Community College, Bivona Chiropractic, Bivona Family Dental, Elle Luxe, Pinnacle Bank, and Young Jewelers. If you are interested in sponsoring this or future Walker County Arts Alliance events, please contact Kate Gurganus, WCAA Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.221.1711.
The cast and crew include:
Patsy Cline – Lorin O’Rear
Lorin is a Senior Secondary Language Arts Major with minors in Theatre and Liberal Arts at the University of Alabama. She has been a part of several student-directed theatre productions at the University. Previous credits include Crimson Stage’s Dai’sla (Batgi), Alpha Psi Omega’s Go Girl North (Arlo), and several one act performances in the theatre honors society’s annual philanthropy show Greater Giving. She is very excited to perform in her first show with the Art Alliance!
Louise Seger – Libby Allred
Libby is a rising senior at Jasper High School. Libby hopes to pursue an education and career in the performing arts. She is currently a member of the JHS Phoenix Show Choir and Jasper Centerstage. Some of her past performing credits include Edwina in Dear Edwina Jr, Cat in the Hat in Suessical Jr., Elsa in Frozen Jr., Glinda and Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz, and Genie in Aladdin. This past year she received Excellent in two categories of the district Trumbauer performing arts competition and won 1st place for dramatic monologue at the Torch Invitational. She has been honored to sing the National Anthem at athletic and community events. Libby is actively engaged in organizations at JHS and in the community.
The Sweet Dreams Tribute Band
Tony Long- Lead Guitar
Barry Key- Piano/Fiddle
Danny Long- Bass Guitar
Jeff Parnell- Acoustic Guitar
Terry Merchant- Drums
J.J. Hadder & Vickie Cosby- Vocals
Director: Maria Ross Campsey
Musical Director & Costume Designer: Cindy Laing
Set Design: Eddie Brown
“Always…Patsy Cline” was created and originally directed by Ted Swindley. It is licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline. All rights reserved. The original cast album available on MCA Records.