“Always, Patsy Cline” features songs made famous by the legendary country singer Patsy Cline.
Media Theatre will present the show June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway’s Jenny Lee Stern. Performances are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.
“Always…Patsy Cline” has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. Audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia have also embraced the show.
“Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. 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, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking 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.”
Jenny Lee Stern is a Bucks County native and Broadway veteran. She was seen on Broadway in Rocky (Original Broadway Cast) and A Christmas Story (Madison Square Garden). She toured the country as “Mary Delgado” in Jersey Boys, originating the role in the Chicago and Toronto companies.
Off-Broadway, Ms. Stern garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of Judy Garland, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster (and more!) in Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking. She frequently cameos as a “Guest Diva” in Forbidden Broadway’s latest installment, Spamilton.
Ms. Stern has been seen frequently on the cabaret circuit in NYC, performing at Town Hall, Feinstein’s, Birdland, Lincoln Center, and 54 Below, including her solo show Just A Girl. Regionally, she has found her niche playing “Patsy Cline” in Always, Patsy Cline. She recently played the role (for the 5th time!) at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
Jenny Lee’s other Philadelphia credits include: West Side Story, Godspell, Lobby Hero, 42nd Street, High Society (Walnut Street Theatre); Seussical, Cats (Media Theatre), The Great American Trailer Park Xmas Musical (Montgomery Theatre). She has been seen on TV in The Sopranos and The Mysteries of Laura as well as annually in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. Jenny studied acting at NYU and North Carolina School of the Arts. She is mother to two young daughters and lives happily in Doylestown, PA.
There will be guest narrators at each performance to assist in telling the story. Week One (June 15-18) features WMGK Classic Rock Radio’s Debbi Calton; Week Two (June 22-25) is FOX-TV’s Sue Serio, with Week Three (June 30-July 2) being QVC’s Jane Treacy. Local actress Susan Wefel is the narrator one night only, June 29.