A Musical Tribute
Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley
Based on a true story
April 18 – May 26, 2013
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 many of Cline’s timeless hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight,” Always…Patsy Cline returns by demand after a sold-out run in 2009, with Sharon Maroney as Louise and Sara Catherine Wheatley reprising the title role.
Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard.
Performance run time is 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.
Directed & choreographed by Chan Harris
Musical Direction by Barney Stein
Scenic and Lighting Design by Gene Dent
Costume Design by Shana Targosz
Prop Design by Deb Dahling
Audio/Visual Design by Dan Hallberg
Sara Catherine Wheatley (Patsy Cline) is pleased to be reviving the role of this country music legend once more. She played the role at Broadway Rose in 2009 and in Alabama in 2005. An Alabama native, Sara Catherine received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), and her education in country music from singing along to old coal-miner tunes with her Daddy and blasting the local country station with her high school girlfriends. She found her love for Patsy Cline at an early age, and has always dreamed of being a country star. Her dreams are coming to fruition with the help of Eric Holder and their Rock Country duo, The Lucky Ones (www.TheLuckyOnesMusic.com). By mixing Holder’s energetic rock guitar with Wheatley’s classic country twang, these two have no where to go but up. Recent theatre credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty), and Hairspray (Velma VonTussle) at the Broadway Rose; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive; Drammy Award Winner), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Candy Starr), and Ragtime (Mother Understudy/ Ensemble) at Portland Center Stage; (I am Still) The Duchess of Malfi (Duchess) at Artists Repertory Theatre; Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley; Drammy Award and OTAS Winner), and The Producers (Ulla; OTAS Award) at Lakewood Theatre; and most recently Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Naomi) at Portland Playhouse. Sara Catherine is always thrilled to be onstage at Broadway Rose and gives her love and gratitude to Dan and Sharon.
Sharon Maroney (Louise Seger) Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director Sharon Maroney was last seen onstage at Broadway Rose in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Sharon has enjoyed playing Angela in Honky Tonk Angels, Muriel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Louise in Always…Patsy Cline (2009) at Broadway Rose, and Dolly in Hello, Dolly! at both Broadway Rose and Lakewood Theatre Company. Her favorite past roles include Keely in Pete ‘n’ Keely and performing in Forbidden Broadway for triangle productions! Sharon is still married to Dan Murphy (founding general manager), that “curtain speech guy,” and is looking forward to directing My Fair Lady at Broadway Rose this summer.
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 PM PREVIEW – Limited availability
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Friday, April 26, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 PM – Limited availability
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Friday, May 3, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Saturday, May 4, 2:00 PM – Limited availability
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 9, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Friday, May 10, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 PM – Limited availability
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 12, 2:00 PM – Limited availability
Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 7:30 PM – Limited availability
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
More Dates Added!
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 PM
Friday, May 24, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2:00 PM
Always…Patsy Cline (Review)
By Kaitie Todd
Willamette Week, Apr. 26, 2013
Based on a true story, the musical is carried just as much by Sara Catherine Wheatley’s flawless, crooning vocals as Patsy Cline as it is by Sharon Maroney’s entertaining and comedic narration as Louise, with the events broken up by classic Cline songs…Read more here.
Always…Patsy Cline back on boards at Broadway Rose Theatre (Review)
By Holly Johnson
Oregon Music News, Apr. 26, 2013
Wheatley, an Alabama native, captures the unforgettable Cline vocals with eerie accuracy, the velvety alto range, the hint of sob in the voice, like a stab of pain...Read more here.
BWW Reviews: ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE is Good Fun at Broadway Rose
By Patrick Brassell
BroadwayWorld.com, Apr. 21, 2013
Two immensely talented actresses working their hearts out to entertain, backed by a solid country-swing band, playing to a packed house…Read more here.
Crazy About Always…Patsy Cline (Review)
By Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Westside Theatre Reviews, Apr. 22
…Patsy is the role she was born to play. Wheatley’s vocal ability and stage presence recreate the magic that can only be experienced when a first-rate performer is seen live…Remarkably, Wheatley achieves this without overt imitation – her vocal style, while reminiscent of Cline’s, is distinctly her own...Read more here.
Third Time’s A Charm
By Barbara Sherman
The Times, Apr. 18, 2013
Sara Catherine Wheatley is the living image of the late, great Patsy Cline when she dons the outfits, wigs and makeup, so it is only natural she is playing Cline for the third time in her life in Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s production of “Always…Patsy Cline.” Read more here.
Fan Letters Inspire ‘Always’
By Emily Jensen
Washington County Arts Guide, Spring 2013
The unlikely friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and her fan Louise Seger is proof that not all fan mail goes unanswered…Read more here.
Download the official press release here: Broadway Rose Theatre Company Presents a Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline – 3/12/2013 (PDF)