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April 11 – May 6

This heartfelt revue tells the true story of the country music legend’s unlikely friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, cemented by years of letter-writing. Featuring a wealth of Cline’s beloved hits such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” and “Crazy,” Always…Patsy Cline returns by popular demand after sold-out shows in 2013, with Sharon Maroney as Louise and Sara Catherine Wheatley reprising the title role.

2018 Season Content Advisories

Created and originally directed by TED SWINDLEY—based on a true story

Run time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

Performances held at Broadway Rose New Stage 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard, OR

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Show Sponsor
Bonnie Conger

Show Dates

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 PM PREVIEW
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM PREVIEWLimited Availability
Friday, April 13, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT—SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 14, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 14, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Sunday, April 15, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Friday, April 20, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 PM—Post-show talk back*—SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 PM—Added performance!
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Friday, April 27, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 28, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Sunday, April 29, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 PM—Added performance!—Limited Availability
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Thursday, May 3, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT
Thursday, May 3, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Friday, May 4, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, May 5, 2:00 PM–Audio description available—SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 5, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Sunday, May 6, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production, and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.

Creative

Directed by Chan Harris
Music Direction by Barney Stein
Set Design by Gene Dent
Costume Design by Shana Targosz
Light Design by Gene Dent
Properties Design by Nate Crosby
Sound Design by Brian Moen
Wig Design by Jane Holmes
Sound Mixer Michelle Strahm
Stage Manager Jessica Junor

Director's Note

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: CHAN HARRIS

Maya Angelou, the American author and poet, once said, “It’s wonderful that whenever Patsy Cline’s name is mentioned, people’s voices fall and they become right sentimental.  And, rightly so.”

Patsy Cline holds a special place in the history of American music. She was one of the first women to take charge of her own career in a male-dominated industry. She was the first female country music star to headline her own touring show and receive higher billing than male stars. She was the first female country singer to appear at Carnegie Hall, and the first female singer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And the list goes on.

But this play is not about Patsy. You are now sitting in the living room of a divorcée from Houston who opened her heart and her home to one of her heroes. Louise Seger was real, and that night in 1961 really did happen.

In a world where we “like” our friends on Facebook, and text our conversations, a story like Louise’s could only happen when we are brave enough to invite a stranger home for bacon and eggs. It’s what happens when we allow ourselves to love and be loved.

My hope is that these two hours will remind you that friendship is deeper than being “followed” on Twitter. I invite you to come on in, sit right down, and make yourself at home.

News, Reviews, and Buzz

You’ll Fall To Pieces for ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver
BroadwayWorld Portland, Apr. 23, 2018
a funny, touching account of the night a superfan’s dream came true and a reminder of the magic that can happen when we get up the courage to reach out to another human beingRead more.

 

Sweet Dreams: It’s Patsy Cline time
by Bob Hicks
Oregon ArtsWatch, Apr. 18, 2018
Storytelling is at the soul of country music, and Wheatley captures not just the narrative but the emotion of the tale, turning it loose to roil things up but never letting it out of her controlRead more.

 

Always Patsy Cline — 3rd Times a Charm Again!
by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Apr. 18, 2018
Wheatley is simply amazing – if anything, her voice is even richer and her grasp of Cline’s vocal and personal mannerisms more accurate than the last time I saw her play the roleRead more.

 

Always Patsy Cline @ Broadway Rose
by Kristopher Haines
The Crippled Critic, Apr. 18, 2018
It is a show for fans of Patsy Cline, and more than usual, a show that seems to be particularly attached to its venue. This makes it a must-see…Read more.

 

Patsy Cline and her No. 1 fan return in a lush, lighthearted tribute show
by Lee Williams
The Oregonian/OregonLive, Apr. 15, 2018
Wheatley’s silky soprano nicely tracks Cline’s vocal evolution as the country artist expands her repertoire from twangy early hits like “Honky Tonk Merry Go Round” to the torchy, jazz-infused “Crazy.”Read more.

 

Patsy Cline returns to Broadway Rose
by Judy Nedry
JudyNedry.com, Apr. 15, 2018
The period costumes by Shana Targosz are gorgeous. And it’s great to hear a revue of Patsy Cline’s wonderful songs, written by some of the best country songwriters of the time….Read more.

 

Broadway Rose Theatre Company: “Always…Patsy Cline” [Interview]
Sara Catherine Wheatley and Helen Raptis
AM Northwest, KATU 2
It’s back by popular demand! Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s “Always…Patsy Cline” is a musical tribute to the legendary country singer and her most devoted fan….Watch now. 

 

Coming home to Patsy Cline
by Blair Stenvick
Regal Courier, Mar. 29, 2018
“Of all the things to be coming back to, this show seems fitting. It’s kind of like coming home — especially doing it in Oregon.”Read more.

Production Photos
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Sara Catherine Wheatley in "Always Patsy Cline" at Broadway Rose Theatre Company, 2013. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.