After a seven-year hiatus, An Evening with Patsy Cline starring Julie Seeley, returns to Central Illinois for three performances only at Spoon River College’s Theatre in Taylor Hall on the Canton campus. The show runs June 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and June 25 at 3:00 p.m. Seating is limited to 90 per performance.
Tickets are now available and may be secured by accessing the SRC Community Chorus webpage at www.src.edu/chorus.
Performing professionally for over 20 years, Julie Seeley’s portrayal as Patsy continues to be her most popular show. Over 8,000 people in and around central Illinois enjoyed An Evening With Patsy Cline at various venues including a six-week/sold-out run at Conklin Barn Theater, at Five Points Washington, at Big Horse Vineyards and other performance venues. Julie’s portrayal of Patsy, through biographical dialogue and iconic music, enthralls audience members who interact with the superstar throughout the show.
“Over the years hundreds of women have impersonated the great Patsy Cline, but Julie actually becomes Patsy on-stage,” says show writer and director Carol Davis. “The beauty of this show lies in Patsy’s personal and revealing storytelling accompanied by the songs we all know and love. Everywhere we go, audience members ask for autographs or request photos with Julie after the show.”
The show also features, The Coondogs, a four-piece country ensemble including Ray Crow on lead and steel guitars, Pam Willison on keyboard, Drew Ponder on bass, and Tom Sandman on drums. Patsy’s interactions with her band provide much of the fun-loving comedy.
The show’s playlist includes the country star’s top hits such as Lovesick Blues, Walkin’ After Midnight, Sweet Dreams, I Fall to Pieces, and Crazy and more.
Up next for the SRC Community Chorus season is 48 HOURS: A Musical Revue running for two performances only on Sunday, July 23. Seventeen performers attempt to stage a full show in just 48 hours. Can they do it? Tickets are now on sale. More information may be found at www.src.edu/chorus, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (309) 649-6260.