Press Democrat: “Patsy Cline musical tribute brings actors back together”
March 30 – April 30, 2023
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley based on a true story.
Starring Shannon Rider & Liz Jahren
“Musical tells story of famed country singer and one of her earliest fans.
“Country singer Patsy Cline died in a plane crash in 1963, but she lives on in a musical play appropriately titled “Always … Patsy Cline,” inspired by the way the singer signed her letters.
“Sporting 27 classic songs — including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight” — the play has been long established as a surefire crowd-pleaser.
“It also can boast a lengthy, robust local history after 15 years of successful runs at half a dozen venues in Sonoma and Napa counties.
“Now the show is back in a new production at Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse, with homegrown country singer Shannon Rider in the title role as Patsy Cline.
“Returning in this production is actress Liz Jahren, in her seventh turn as Cline’s real-life fan and friend, Louise Seger. Jahren first played the role in the 6th Street Playhouse production of “Always … Patsy Cline” in 2008.”