Opera House ©
is official: Always...Patsy Cline at the Bastrop Opera House is a
hit! The acting wonderful, the singing divine, the band delightful.
This fun show had audiences raving, and the sell out audiences made tickets
impossible to get.
and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley
Directed by Chester
starring Terry Lyne
Moore as Patsy Cline and Engela Edwards as Louise Seger
with the live band
The Bodacious Bobcats
Fridays and Saturdays,
April 9 - May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
and one matinee
performance Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Read more about
the show at http://www.alwayspatsycline.net/
Tickets $15 reserved
Produced by special
arrangement with Ted Swindley Productions.
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.
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 in l961.
The musical play,
complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience
participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy,"
"I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams." and "Waking After Midnight"…27 songs
in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger,
which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline.”
as Patsy Cline
photo by Jane Hunt
Telling Your Story
|Terry Lyne Moore has been singing all her life. Her daddy got her involved
with the Three Creeks Band in 1981 and so began the 20 year entertainment
segment of her life in the ARK LA TEX. She opened for headliners such as
Diamond Rio and Brooks and Dunn, was a regular at the local hayrides and
festivals, and was part of the house band at Claiborne Country in Homer
In 2000 she married her high school sweetheart and moved to Florida.
While there she became part of the Saturday night country band "God's Country",
at Indian Rocks Baptist Church. As part of the band she traveled on several
mission trips from Alaska to Georgia. While in Florida, she had the opportunity
to open for her lifelong favorite artist, BJ Thomas! How exciting is that?
She says he taught her to sing when she was in the second grade through
his gold cover Greatest Hits album! Her “acting career” includes Godspell
and Six Guns and Sasparilla, both musicals!
Terry now resides in Bastrop, Texas with her husband Scott. She is active
singing around Texas and Arkansas.
Terry is dedicating this show to her parents Terry and Jessie Butterfield.
as Louise Seger
photo by Bill Edwards
|Engela (ANGEL) Edwards has a BFA in Theatre. She’s an actor, director,
choreographer, playwright and acting teacher. Engela’s the artistic director
of EASY Theatre which she founded to produce new works, grow artists, and
share her love of theatre. With EASY she has produced 66 shows in 40 venues
including 29 new works since 1999. Also, during that time Engela
has been in 38 shows, written or co-written 14 musicals, plays, and musical
reviews, and choreographed 26 productions. Engela has directed or co-directed
58 shows for various companies. She currently is directing six shows for
the Opera House and in Austin.
Engela said that her moto is “Doing Theatre I love, with people I love,
for people I love, and Always…Patsy Cline really fits the bill. EVERYONE
involved with the show is simply wonderful, and I’ve loved every minute
of the process!”
photo by Engela Edwards
|Chester Eitze, Executive Director of the Bastrop Opera House, began
his theatrical career in his hometown of Austin enrolled in Mrs. Mobley’s
speech class at age five. Later, aiming at a Bachelor’s in Drama Education-Secondary
Level, Chester enjoyed numerous roles in stage plays and dance dramas.
He joined Ashland’s Oregon Shakespearean Festival as assistant choreographer/dancer/actor,
where he soared into arts management. Returning to U.T., Chester
sought a Master’s Degree in Directing. He was offered the Special Activities
Coordinator with Austin Parks and Recreation which allowed him to build
arts curricula with playground leaders, recreation center managers, and
direct the Zilker Park Outdoor Musical. He was then offered the artistic
directorship of Austin Civic Theater. He melded ACT with the recreation
program, eventually getting parks land for the new ACT building which was
christened Zachary Scott Theater, a facility he designed. Chester then
turned toward the stars and left for New York City. Offered the Phantom
in Phantom of the Opera, an original play pre-dating the musical, Chester
was awed to be performing in the Greenwich Village Provincetown Playhouse
where Eugene O’Neill had worked. Flying back home to Texas with regional
theatre in Houston or Dallas in mind, Chester took time to gear-down after
a lengthy stay in Manhattan. After a few months he was challenged by three
Longhorn grads to do summer stock in 1984 at the preserved Opera House
in Bastrop. He found a neat frontier playhouse that flirted with him during
those four months of preparing the facility, the program and the personnel
for melodrama and vaudeville. Chester became artistic director of Bastrop
Opera House and began building a theatre program as a tourism destination.
Preserving the landmark structure, developing youth, adult, and senior
performance art programs, joining TNT and AACT as well as the Austin Circle
of Theatres, and captaining the Bastrop Opera House as an historic downtown
business has made the theatre successful. Chester has just under a hundred
directing credits, thirty-six dance programs and years of creative dramatics
and children’s theater production.
To read more about
the incredible musicians on stage at the Opera House, just visit their
websites by clicking on their name.
The Bodacious Bobcat
Brooks on Lead Guitar
Kelly on Stand up Bass
Tveraas on Drums
Park on Steel Guitar
East Side Flash on Piano
Dean on Fiddle
Assistant Director and
Stage Manager: Danne Absher
Set Design: Chester
Eitze & Nick Collier
Set Crew: Chester Eitze,
David Moore, Nick Collier, Danne Absher
Light Crew: Craig
Park, Dennis Litman
Light and Sound Operator:
House Manager and Ticket
Sales: Lisa Holcomb
and Cindy Thompson, Will and Lisa Holcomb Keaton Holcomb, Landon Holcomb,
Monica Miller, Michele Maher, Nick and Bonnie Collier, Jennifer Sitton,
Design and Construction
of Patsy Cline's Costumes: Jessie Butterfield
Wig redo: Jennifer
Longoria @ A Perfect Image
Weems Wendel, Rachel Edwards
and Bill Edwards
Microphones loaned by