Date(s) - 11/20/2021
ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE is written by Ted Swindley and will feature award-winning actress Michele McRae in the title role of Patsy Cline. McRae has previously won critical acclaim for her portray of the country music icon in multiple productions of ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE and A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE. Joining McRae onstage will be Kathleen Silverman as Louise Seger, one of Patsy’s biggest fans who narrates the story.
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 friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
The musical play, complete with down home country humor, a 5 piece live Honkey Tonk band, 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. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”
Having been closed to the public since March of 2020, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will be reopening with added COVID safety protocols in place. Protocols include enhanced facility wide cleaning procedures, sanitizing stations throughout the venue, and adherence to the County of Ventura’s mask mandate. Current Ventura County guidelines require all individuals to wear masks at public indoor gatherings regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be required indoors at all time during your visit, including while seated for the performance. Masks may be removed only when eating or drinking in designated areas. Food and drink are not allowed inside the theatre.