Always Patsy Cline

March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and April 1, 2007

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.

Location: Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230

Written by Ted Swindley

Original cast album available on MCA CD’s and Cassettes

Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline


Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger’s house, a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes.

The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous–Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy–to name a few.

The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.

List of Songs from




Patsy Cline Pat Mesnard Breese, Il.
Understudy for Patsy Alissa Oakley Carlyle, Il.
Louise Seger Lynne Huelsmann Breese, IL.




Director Bill Gagen
Assistant Director Jennifer Gillespie
Producer/Musical Director Mike Huelsmann

“Bodacious-Bobcats Band”

Corey Knapp Musician Procurer
Rich Dumstorff Keyboard
Mike Bango Fiddle and Dobro
John Feldman Lead Guitar
Ron Schneider Bass Guitar
Rick Saettele Rhythm Guitar
Ken Laux Drums


Director: Bill Gagen

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