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Bastrop Opera House in association with Maxine's Cafe present:
Always...Patsy Cline 2013 Bastrop Opera House
Always...Patsy Cline
Written and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley - based on a true story
"Musical clearances secured and used by permission.
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 announcer.

Maxine's Cafe

“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. 

Engela and Terry Lyne as Louise and Patsy

Produced by special arrangement with Ted Swindley Productions. 

Bios:
Writer:  Ted Swindley Bio here.
Director: Chester Eitze.

Cast Bios:

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. 

Engela Edwards as 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 Always...Patsy Cline.

The Bodacious Bobcats
  Musical Director, Piano: Leslie Young
  Pedal Steel: Craig Park
  Drums: Jeffrey Tveraas 
  Upright Bass: Lannie Hilboldt & Bill Stephens
  Guitar: Colin Guerra 
  Fiddle: Katy Cox

Band Bios:
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:
Jessie Butterfield:  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.

Randy Combs:  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 support http://www.buildamenu.com/ 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 Collier:  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 the house. 

Joycelyn Schedler:  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.

Crew Credit: 

  • Patsy's Costume Design and Construction: Jessie Butterfield
  • Poster, Programs, & Light Design:  Engela Edwards
  • Lights and Sound Operator:  Randy Combs
  • 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 Collier
  • 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.
Thanks to:
  • 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 support.
  • 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 Cline met.
  • 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 their service.
  • G & C Printing for their service.
  • 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 support.
  • The audience for their presence and laughter.

 


 
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