Westport Plaza and STAGES St. Louis are happy to announce Always…Patsy Cline will be extended through Labor Day at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza. The theatre company’s momentous production of Always… Patsy Cline will add six additional performances per week through August 31, 2014 to its original production schedule.
Original stars, Jacqueline Petroccia (Patsy Cline), and Zoe Vonder Haar (Louise Seger), returned to their award-winning roles April 22, 2014 at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, along with the original band members (Bodacious Bobcats) for this now eighteen week engagement. Harry Hamm, of CBS Radio declared “Always… Patsy Cline is the biggest success of a musical theatre presentation in St. Louis in decades…and maybe ever.”
Following the opening night performance, Always… Patsy Cline creator, Ted Swindley proclaimed “I have probably seen well over 100 productions of Always… Patsy Cline in its 26 year history and the production at STAGES St. Louis is definitely one of the very best productions I have ever seen! The cast is superb! Patsy (Jacqueline Petroccia) is remarkable. She has every nuance and vocal quirk of Patsy Cline down pat. A beautiful performance – warm, full of life and heart breaking. And Louise (Zoe Vonder Haar) has that very rare quality of being so comfortable with an audience that she has them eating from the palm of her hand from her very first entrance. Hilarious and heartfelt, everything you would want in a friend as she is to Patsy.”
He continued “Michael Hamilton's deft staging is so inventive and moves the action along as fluidly as one of Patsy's ballads. The lighting, sound, sets and costumes are spectacular, too. I must also mention the extraordinary talents of a wonderful group of musicians who make up the Bodacious Bobcats band.” “All in all and in every way, as the author of the piece, I could not have been more pleased and excited to see such excellence on stage! Kudos to producer Jack Lane and everyone at STAGES, a theatre that must make St. Louis very, very proud!”
With all that being said, you don’t want to miss this performance! Tickets can be purchased from STAGES St. Louis at 314.821.2407 or by visiting their website at www.stagesstlouis.org.