Bastrop Opera House
in association with Maxine's Cafe present:
Written and Originally Directed by
Ted Swindley - based on a true story
"Musical clearances secured and used
Directed by Chester Eitze
Popular Musical Command Engagement
Fri. and Sat. Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20,
21, 27, 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinees: Sept. 8 and Sept. 22,
2013 at 2:30 p.m.
(Note the matinees are expected to
sell out first.)
Terry Lyne Moore (Patsy Cline) and Engela
Edwards (Louise Seger) recreate their starring roles,
with the live band The Bodacious Bobcats.
Danne Absher recreates his role as the
“Always…Patsy Cline” has
enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful
run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America
according to American Theatre Magazine. In Bastrop this show packs
the house and garners rave reviews.
“Always…Patsy Cline” is more
than a tribute to the legendary country singer. 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. This show
complete with down home country humor and true emotion, includes many of
Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet
Dreams." and "Waking After Midnight"…27 songs in all.
Produced by special arrangement
with Ted Swindley Productions.
Ted Swindley Bio here.
Terry Lyne Moore
as Patsy Cline. Terry loves to sing and does so every chance she
gets! She started her career in 1981 as part of the Three Creeks
Band in Arkansas. Since then she has sung from Florida to Alaska
and many states in between. She has entertained on hayrides, festivals,
concerts and weddings. Accomplishments include opening for bands
Diamond Rio and Brooks and Dunn, singer Patty Lovelace, and others. Twice
she has had the opportunity to open for her longtime favorite artist, BJ
Thomas! In 2000 she married and moved to Florida. While there she became
part of the country band "God's Country." In 2010 and again in 2011, Terry
Lyne had the honor of playing the role of Patsy Cline in the Always...Patsy
Cline musical at the Bastrop Opera House.
Louise Seger. Engela has a BFA in Theatre. She's an award-winning
artist, actor, and playwright. She's a director and choreographer with
a passion for and directing new works and teaching. Since 1999 she's
produced 94 productions in 47 venues (including 31
world premières and 1 Texas première) with her company EASY
Theatre. She took a sabbatical from directing, acting, and teaching theatre
after the Bastrop Wildfires, but she stayed an active volunteer at the
Opera House during her travels. She spent the last year studying
marine biology in California and Hawaii. She's currently directing
Oz! for October at the Bastrop Opera House. This is her third time
to play Louise at the Opera House.
Danne Absher as the
Announcer. Danne is an actor who brightens the stage. Last month
he was Porter Padgett in Hallelujah Girls, and next month he'll be the
Tin Man in Oz! at the Opera House. Danne's first stage role was in
a high school production, "Of Poems, Youth, and Spring" in 1967.
He studied English and theater at Southwest Texas State and after graduation
acted in productions with Theatre Southwest, Playhouse 1960, and Main Street
Theater in the Houston area until 1984. After a twenty nine year
hiatus, he resumed his theatrical endeavors in 2008 at The Bastrop Opera
House. He has also appeared in productions at Playhouse Smithville.
This is Danne's second time playing the Announcer in our production of
The Bodacious Bobcats
Piano: Leslie Young
Pedal Steel: Craig
Lannie Hilboldt & Bill Stephens
Fiddle: Katy Cox
Les Young, pianist
and arranger, has had extensive experience accompanying musicians and dancers.
As one of the “Heymakers” at Austin’s Country Dinner Playhouse from 1975-80,
he worked with many of Hollywood’s notable musicians and actors, including
Ray Charles, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney, and Myrna Loy. Twice nominated
for “Best Musical Director” by the Austin Circle of Theaters, he began
playing piano at five years of age, musicals at age twelve, and has performed
or directed a musical a year since that time. For the past thirty
years Les has been pianist and arranger for the Moonlight Express Orchestra
and was well known in Austin as pianist at Little Italy restaurant, where
he performed from 1981-2001. Highlights of Mr. Young's career include performing
at Carnegie Hall with the Texas Suzuki Tour Group, and touring western
Europe with Young American Musicians Abroad.
Jeffrey Tveraas is
a performing songwriter, singer, musician who plays guitar, drums, and
many other instruments. He's also a recordist and sound designer.
Originally from Paramus, New Jersey, he now lives in Austin. Jeffrey
studied music at Rowan University. You can catch his entertaining
pod cast "The Austin Connection" which he has hosted since 2006 at http://www.austinconnection.net
This is his Jeffrey's third year to play drums for Always...Patsy Cline
at the Opera House. http://www.facebook.com/JGTveraas
Craig Park Pedal Steel
Guitarist, Craig, is a long-time fan of Engela Edwards and Terry Moore
and is rumored to live under the stage of the Bastrop Opera House and only
comes out after dark. He was ordered to join the Bodacious Bobcats Band
by a judge in Smithville and has been around ever since. Craig plays
with the Sunset Valley Boys http://www.sunsetvalleyboys.com/
and this is his third year playing pedal steel for Always...Patsy Cline
at the Opera House.
Texas born, Katy Rose
Cox began her career as a violinist/ fiddler at age 4. Her first
concerts were in living rooms and recital halls. Since then, Katy
has toured internationally performing in festivals, concert halls, listening
rooms, and her favorite Texas dance halls. Not only is she known
for her fearlessly fiddling but also for her heartfelt artistry.
Katy has toured and performed with Shotgun Party, The Maybelles, and currently
with The Biscuit Grabbers. In addition to her fiddling, Katy
restores and repairs violin/cello bows, she loves dancing at her favorite
dance spots; and she loves eating yummy breakfast tacos.
Colin Guerra: This
is Colin's first year playing guitar with the Always...Patsy Cline band.
He's played in many past Opera House productions, and the only band member
who lives in Bastrop. He is the Executive Director at Upstart Bastrop.http://www.upstartbastrop.com/
Lannie Hilboldt plays
bass the first two weekends of the show. Lannie has been a professional
musician for 35+ years, with over 25 years experience in musical theatre.
Originally from Upstate NY and now living in Texas, he has toured both
national and internationally as an entertainer. He has performed
at the White House (twice), been a guest performer with the Duke Ellington
Orchestra and toured Japan twice as Musical Director/Conductor for Legends
in Concert (out of Las Vegas). Musical theater experience includes
either conducting, musical direction and bass or guitar for, RENT, Hairspray,
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, AIDA, Evita, Beehive, Always Patsy Cline,
Tommy, Next To Normal, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blues In The Night,
Ain’t Nothing But The Blues, Five Guys Named Moe, Dreamgirls, Little Shop
Of Horrors, Avenue X, Caberet, The Gospel at Colonus, Zombie Prom, Crowns,
Tapestry, Love Janis, Man of La Mancha, The Wedding Singer and Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels to name a few. His directorial debut was the hit
”Always Patsy Cline” at the Palace Theatre to rave reviews. He is
currently the Music Chair for the Palace Theatre and bassist/singer for
the bands “LT & The Blues Crew”, “Groovelabs” and “Special Interest”.
Bill Stephens: Plays
bass the last two weekends of this production. Has been playing with
acts in the Southwest United States since the late 70s. He's worked with
many varied acts such as Drew Womack, Big John Mills, Sharee'Allison, Rob
Bentley, T. Jarrod Bonta, Michael Shane Borden, Troy Dillinger, "Miss Xanna
Don't & The Wanted," Chrissy Flatt, Elaine Garcia & The Bad Seeds,
Dennis Gilmour, Kevin Hall, Roy Heinrich & The Pickups, Jamie Hilboldt
, Eric Hisaw, Cicely Jones, Lonnie Key & Texas Connection, Terry Kirkendall,
Yesenia McNett, Bo Porter, Ralph Power, James Shelton, Trey Stapleton,
Herb Steiner, David Webb, David "The Swami" White, "The Gadget White Band,"
and Texas Music Hall of Famer Terri Lord. http://www.billstephens.us/
Some Crew Bios:
Costume designer for Terry's costumes. In addition to being a costume
designer for many beauty contestants. Jessie Butterfield has been
designing and creating Terry's costumes since Terry was small. She's
Terry's number one fan and her mom. It is so appropriate to have
Jessie design Terry's costumes for this show, because Patsy's mother designed
and sewed her costumes in the beginning of Patsy's short career, and it
makes Patsy's line "You know those cowgirl outfits I used to wear, my mother
sewed each and every one of them by hand," more poignant.
Lights and sound. Randy has been a integral volunteer at the Opera
House for years. He's the "go to guy" when it comes to running the
lights and sound for many of the Opera House shows. He's also an
actor who has performed on the Opera House stage many times. This
is the third time Randy has been in the booth for Always...Patsy Cline
at the Opera House.
Rachel Edwards: Rachel
is an award winning actor. She started performing at birth, but her
first official performance was at age 4. She's performed in 50 productions
on 29 different stages. Her last acting award was for playing Anna
in "Anna and August" at the Globe of the Great Southwest in Odessa.
Rachel performed as Nita in Hallelujah Girls her last month, and will be
the Scarecrow in Oz here next month. This is the third year Rachel
has been Terry's dresser for Always...Patsy Cline.
Lisa Holcomb: Is
the House Manager for this production. She's an active volunteer
here and on the Board of Texas Nonprofit Theatres. Lisa is a published
writer and speaker. She started her company Build A Menu to help
Orphan Care Ministries around the world. She's an actor and singer
who has performed in many plays and musicals in the area. Her last
show was as the lead in Hallelujah Girls here last month, and she's the
Wicked Witch in Oz next month.
Bonnie provides phone support for our patrons to provide that personal
touch for our patrons who have problems with on line ticket sales. She's
volunteered at the Opera House in the past on stage, backstage, and in
Just came on board to help with publicity fresh from her role of Mavis
in Hallelujah Girls. She's a dog lover and dog trainer and owner
of Tail Town Training http://www.tailtowntraining.com/
in Bastrop. She is a wonderful pastel artist.
Patsy's Costume Design and Construction:
Poster, Programs, & Light
Design: Engela Edwards
Lights and Sound Operator:
Light and Set Crew: Chester
Eitze, Engela Edwards, Bill Edwards, Rachel Edwards
Spot Lights: Ty Gutierrez
(Terry's) & Andrew Summer (Engela's)
Dresser: Rachel Edwards
House Manager: Lisa Holcomb
Phone Support: Bonnie
Publicity: Joycelyn Schedler
House Crew: Lisa Holcomb,
Will Holcomb, Bonnie Collier, Nick Collier, David Phillips, Wanda Phillips,
Joycelyn Schedler, Janelle Hatton, Lorraine Ayliffe, Phil Ayliffe, Joyce
Leatherwood, Merilee Peterson, and Mia Peterson.
Maxine's Cafe for their support.
Our Bastrop Opera House Volunteers
for their service and time.
Grace United Methodist Church
in Austin for the use of a practice room for the band.
The City of Bastrop for their
Liza Jane for their service.
Our Families for their love,
patience, and time.
Raymond Proske for his kindness.
Raymond is the owner of the Esquire Ballroom that he built in 1955.
This legendary landmark on the old Hempstead Highway, was a popular country
music nightclub. Many famous acts graced the stage of the Esquire,
including Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Jim Reeves, George Jones, and Larry
Butler. The venue closed in 1995. This is Louise Seger and Patsy
Mary Lynne Rogers-Reebel for
her sharing and kindness.
First National Bank of Bastrop
for their support.
Bastrop Goldsmith Silversmith
for their support.
Bastrop School District for
G & C Printing for their
David Moore for his support
and service to the Opera House for years, from the front door to the front
of the stage and beyond to the studio.
Our community for their advertising
The audience for their presence