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Always... Patsy Cline

Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s endearing friendship with Houston fan Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
 
Complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation,  it includes 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet  Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

Always...Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway.  It  has  been  one  of  the  most  produced  musicals  in America  according  to  American  Theatre  Magazine. Al-ways...Patsy Cline  has  also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. This new production  directed  by  AFI  award  winning  Denny  Lawrence stars  award  winning Australian Country Music  singing  sensation  Courtney  Conway as  Patsy  Cline  and popular stage star Mandi Lodge. Musical Director  Ross Sermons who has performed with greats such Steve Winwood, features as guitarist and Melbourne drummer, Tommy Harrison, features on drums in the live on stage band, The Bodacious Bobcats.

Courtney Conway  Her  awards include Best New Talent at the 2011 VIC and National Country Music Awards, and Single of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year awards at the 2015 West Australian Country Music Awards. Her debut album made it into the top 10 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart.

Mandi Lodge  A seasoned performer having played lead roles in major productions of Sweeney Todd and Educating Rita. She has worked with HIT Productions previously in Menopause The Musical and her acclaimed performance in HIT’s 2014-2015 tour of Peter Quilter’s one woman play Just The Ticket. Mandi will also be starring in HIT’s tour of Shirley Valentine in 2017.

Ross Sermons  Has performed all over Australia and the USA, including at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville, working with greats such as Steve Winwood and Jimmy Buffett and Elvis Presley’s original guitarist Scotty Moore.

Following a highly successful 20 week tour in 2016 Always…Patsy Cline is back on the road in 2017 for a further extensive national tour.

  • Presented by West Gippsland Arts Centre
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