Always...Patsy Clineby Ted Swindley
A tuneful and memorable tribute, Cline's rise to legendary stardom is told through personal letters shared with her best friend and biggest fan, Louise.
From her performance at the Grand Ole Opry to her tragic death in 1963, Patsy Cline will "always" have a place in country music, with hit songs such as "Walking After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams" and many more you know and love.
A foot-stomping good time!
CHRISTINE MILD is happy to make her FST debut while returning to a favorite role! She first played Patsy at the Carousel Theatre in Ohio last summer. Other credits: Young Gertrude Stein in Galati/Flaherty’s Loving Repeating (About Face/MCA, Chicago – Jeff Nomination, Original Soundtrack Jay Records), Grizabella in Cats (Maine State Music Theatre, Carousel Theatre), Factory Girl/Fantine u.s. in Les Miserables (Marriott Theatre), Connie/Petula in Beehive (Carousel), Fran in Promises, Promises (Wagon Wheel Theatre), Kathy in The Last 5 Years (Strawdog Chicago). Graduate of Northwestern University. Actor’s Equity member.
JOY HAWKINS For the past 11 years, Joy has played Louise in major regional theatres across the country as well as touring Scotland and England. Other credits include Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (Waterfront Playhouse, Key West), Boo in Bark! and Woman #2 in Showtune (Red Barn Theatre, KW). Eons ago, Joy was the resident comedienne and the Tiger Girl on The Dean Martin Show and a Golddigger. She also starred in The Gene Kelly Show in Las Vegas.
Director | Joy Hawkins*
Music Director | Vince diMura
Costume Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Lighting Designer | Colleen Jennings
Scenic Coordinator | Lauren Feldman
Sound Engineer | John Valines
Production Stage Manager | Karin Ivester*
Bass | Chad Dance
Rhythm & Steel Guitar | Skip Ellis
Drums | Peter Leon
Piano | Jim Prosser
* Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.