Monthly Archives: December 2013

Always…Patsy Cline Closes the BLT 2013 Season

AlwaysPatsyCline-ArtworkA beloved and lovingly remembered country-western singing star comes to the Baytown Little Theater to help us celebrate the New Year and close out our 2013 season. Always…Patsy Cline, a ground-breaking musical theatre phenomenon conceived and written by Ted Swindley, will see its first BLT performance Tuesday, December 31, at 8:00 PM, with a celebratory evening ushering in 2014, including gourmet food and drink and party favors. Tickets for this event are $50 each ($40 for 2013 season ticket holders).

Six performances will follow Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, for the two weekends after the beginning of the year, January 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM. Tickets for these regular performances, part of the 2013 season, are $15.00 each.

The production features BLT favorites Tammy Skinner-Calaway and Sylvia Wadzinski. Skinner-Calaway plays the role of the personable but world-weary singer Cline. Wadzinski plays her long-time friend Louise Sager, who happened to catch a 1961 appearance at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom, and a years-long friendship developed, ended only by the untimely death of Cline at age 30 in a plane crash. The musical is a memory play in which Sager recalls the highlights of the singer’s music and career, and their private relationship. Among those highlights was her appearance as the first female country singer to appear at Carnegie Hall. The musical features 27 chart-topping songs which made her the star that her fans still remember her as.

The production, directed by BLT veteran Gordon Gallatin, will feature live musical accompaniment provided by local musicians.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link, or on the show poster at right. Reservations can also be made by calling the theater at 281-424-7617. Please leave a message and the box office personnel will return your call to take care of your ticket needs. Please be patient, since the box office can be very busy this time of year.