CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The sultry sounds of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century are now filling the Roxy Regional Theatre through March 2 in the beloved musical Ted Swindley musical Always…Patsy Cline.
Taking the stage in tribute to the country music legend who died tragically in a plane crash at the height of her career is Jacque Clydesdale. Although currently based out of New York, Jacque has strong ties to Music City. She’s originally from Brentwood, and has performed as a soloist with the LA Pops Orchestra in a tribute honoring Diane Warren, singing Shania Twain’s famous “From This Moment” duet with Grammy Award Winner Bryan White.
Written by Nashville resident Swindley and directed by Tom Thayer, Always…Patsy Cline is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger (played by Roxy favorite Leslie Greene) who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her tragic passing at age 30.
Featuring over 25 unforgettable hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” “Crazy,” “She’s Got You,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and more, this beloved musical features a live band consisting of Thayer (piano), John Waddle (guitar), Jarrod Jackson (steel), Scott Emerson (fiddle), Bruce Ervin (bass) and Thad Wallus (drums).
Today (Feb. 9) you can treat your valentine to an unforgettable evening of music, down-home country humor, tasty drinks and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres with “Martinis with Patsy.” Courtesy of Pal’s Package Store, martinis will be flowing at 6:30 p.m., complemented by a menu created especially for the event by Fire & Ice Catering. Always…Patsy Cline will take the stage at 8 p.m.; tickets for the combined event are $50.
For those who prefer a post-Valentine’s celebration, the Roxy is offering a special dinner and show package on Saturday, Feb. 16. The 8 p.m. performance of the show will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a dinner for two at Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin St.) that features beef filet, salad, choice of side and a dessert, along with a bottle of red wine. Tickets are $100/couple.
Always…Patsy Cline plays Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. during its run, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 16. (There will be no performance on Wednesday, Feb. 13.) Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699 or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday).
*Photo of Jacque Clydesdale by Alan Goldstein courtesy Roxy Regional Theatre.