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Center Repertory Company Presents

Always...Patsy Cline

Created and Originally Directed by TED SWINDLEY

 Based on a True Story

 

Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 

Sept. 9 - 25

 

 
 
 
Starring
 

Cayman Ilika
as Patsy Cline

Kate Jaeger
as Louise Seger

 

Musical clearances are secured and used with permission. Any taping, filming, recording, or broadcast of this play (musical or otherwise) is strictly prohibited. LICENSED BY THE FAMILY AND ESTATE OF PATSY CLINE. All rights reserved. ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM AVAILABLE ON MCA.

 

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Cast

Cayman Ilika*
Patsy Cline
Kate Jaeger*
Louise Seger

Band

Ken Bergmann
Band Contractor and Drummer

Derek Brooker
Guitar

Trevor Meseroll
Conductor and Keyboard

Eric Price
Bass

Jay Rosen
Pedal Steel Guitar

Cat Taylor
Fiddle

Creative Team

Karen Lund++

Director

Claire Marx

Music Supervisor

Mark Lund

Scenic, Projection, and Sound Designer

Brynne McKeen

Costume Designer

Alicia Lerner*

Stage Manager

Danielle Ferguson

Associate Lighting Designer

Lyle Barerre

Associate Sound and Projections Designer

Ted Swindley

Author

Joan Kovats

Author’s Representative

Melanie Clark

Business Management

Vicki Masters

Original Music Director

August Eriksmoen, Tony Migliore

Band and Vocal Orchestrations

Clair G. Burrill, Richard Garmise, Sawnie R. Aldredge

Legal Counsel

Meet the Company

Cayman Ilika*

Patsy Cline
Cayman Ilika (Patsy Cline) is thrilled to be returning to the stage with her beloved real-life buddy, Kate Jaeger. Some favorite credits include: KISS ME, KATE (Lilli Vanessi/Kate, Gypsy Rose Lee Award Recipient) and AUSTEN'S PRIDE at The 5th Avenue Theatre, OLIVER! (Nancy) at Musical Theatre West, the world premiere of BEATSVILLE (Natasha) at Asolo Repertory Theatre, MARY POPPINS (Mary Poppins, Gregory Award Nomination), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Dyanne), and SHOW BOAT (Julie, Footlight Award) at Village Theatre, JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL and LIVING IN PARIS and VANITIES - A NEW MUSICAL (Kathy) at ACT in Seattle, and ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE (Patsy Cline, Gregory Award Nomination) and the world premiere of PERSUASION (Anne Elliot) at Taproot Theatre Company. Cayman’s vocals can be heard on the Original Cast Album of PERSUASION, and the Studio Cast Album of YANKY DOODLE DANDY. Off stage, Cayman is mother to Teddy - the greatest kid on earth. Up next: MAMMA MIA! (Donna) at Flat Rock Playhouse. Visit Cayman online at www.caymanilika.com
Cayman Ilika*

Kate Jaeger*

Louise Seger
Kate Jaeger (she/her/hers) is overjoyed to be performing at Center REP! Kate is an actor, director, and educator. Her favorite roles include: Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS, Madame Thénardier in LES MISERABLES, Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Yente in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Pennywise in URINETOWN, Karen in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Lucy in AVE Q, Mary in PERSUASION: A NEW MUSICAL, Ethel Merman in JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, and Annie in EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. When not on stage, she teaches acting and improvisation to students of all ages. Kate feels particularly grateful to be able to tell this story of friendship with such an amazing group of artists both on and off stage. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
Kate Jaeger*

Karen Lund++

Director
Karen Lund is an award-winning theatre and film director, a member of SDC, and the Producing Artistic Director of Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle, WA. She has directed well over a hundred plays across the country and at TTC, including 2019’s sold-out, critically acclaimed productions of BRIGHT STAR and ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE. Other TTC work includes AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Seattle Times Footlight Award, Broadway World Award for Best Direction, and the Gypsy Rose Lee Award), BROWNIE POINTS (Seattle Footlight Award's Top Mainstage Productions and Gypsy Rose Lee Award.) Karen most recently directed SEE HOW THEY RUN, DADDY LONG LEGS at TTC, and SHE LOVES ME for The Village Theatre, a hit-show forced to close early due to the Covid-19 crisis. Other theatre work includes shows with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Idaho Shakespeare, Kentucky Shakespeare, and directing the award-winning production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE for American Coast Theatre in Costa Mesa, CA. Karen’s film directing has garnered three Telly Awards, four 168 Film Festival nominations, and a New Filmmaker’s Award at the City of the Angels Film Festival in L.A. Her voice over work has been heard nationally for Macy’s, Garden Ridge, T-Mobile, AT&T, and many, many more. Since 1999, Karen has been a consultant in the Computer Animation Research Labs at UW. She also served as adjunct theatre faculty at Seattle Pacific University and as the Board President of Theatre Puget Sound. Karen has two great kids and is married to scenic/sound designer/voice-over artist, Mark Lund.

Claire Marx

Music Supervisor
Claire Marx is thrilled to be returning to ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE for a third time! She is a Seattle-based actor, music director, and teaching artist. Most recently, she has been featured at the 5th Avenue Theatre as the alternate conductor and associate music director for the new musical, AND SO THAT HAPPENED. She was also music director for Justin Huertas’ new musical, THE LAST WORLD OCTOPUS WRESTLING CHAMPION at ArtsWest, and has been a conductor for productions with Taproot Theatre Co., Showtunes Theatre Co., Village Kidstage, and Cornish College of the Arts. Recent performance credits include: HAIRSPRAY (Village Theatre), THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Seattle Children’s Theatre), BLACK COFFEE and THE BISHOP'S WIFE (Taproot Theatre Co.), THE ODYSSEY educational tour (Book-It Repertory Theatre), ROMEO AND JULIET (Seattle Shakespeare Co.), and a handful of new musical workshops at the Seattle Rep. She has taught piano and voice for fifteen years and is currently on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, a guest teaching artist with Village Theatre Kidstage, and runs a private music studio. Upcoming projects include CINDERELLA at Village Theatre. When not onstage, you can find her hiking in the mountains, exploring new restaurants, and adding to her growing plant and book collections. Follow along with her on Instagram at: @hello_clarice_m

Mark Lund

Scenic, Projection, and Sound Designer
Mark Lund (Scenic & Projection Design) is a scenic, sound and projection designer based in Seattle, WA. Recent favorites include KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Tacoma Arts Live, BLACK COFFEE, THE NERD, SEE HOW THEY RUN and NECESSARY SACRAFICES for Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle, where Mark is the Director of Production. He also designed this production of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Petosky, MI and in Seattle. Other design work includes Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Fringe Festival, and sound design for award-winning short films, several of which are on permanent display at the Smithsonian in D.C. Mark is also a voice actor and has been heard in commercial and industrial projects for T-Mobile, Amazon, NatGeo, Panera Bread, The North Face, FedEx, White Claw, and hundreds of others. Game voice work includes Halo 3, F.E.A.R., and many years as Falco Lombardi in Star Fox for Nintendo. “Love to Karen, Hannah & Jake.”

Brynne McKeen

Costume Designer
Brynne McKeen is a Seattle-based costume designer and is currently pursuing her graduate degree at Seattle University. Previous designs include MAMMA MIA, The 25th Annual Putman County SPELLING BEE and the Beta Series seasons 2017-2020 at Village Theatre, AMERICAN IDIOT and DEATH OF A SALESMAN at ArtsWest, HAMLET at Freehold Theatre, and ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Taproot Theatre, as well as various film work. Many thanks to the wonderful team that continues to bring so much joy to this show.

Alicia Lerner*

Stage Manager
Alicia Lerner* is excited to return to Centerrep. She most recently stage managed Sierra Repertory Theatre’s production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Other stage management credits include OUR TOWN (Center Repertory Company); MEET ME IN SAINT LOUIS: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (Sierra Repertory Theatre); STOOP STORIES (Aurora Theatre Company); A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, SCROOGE IN LOVE!, HOT MIKADO!, ONCE, 110 IN THE SHADE, FIORELLA!, DAMES AT SEA, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, ME AND MY GIRL, and THE SECRET GARDEN (42nd Street Moon); HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (San Jose Stage Company and National Tour); LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, NOISES OFF, and THE CHRISTIANS (San Francisco Playhouse); OLD HATS, INDIAN INK, LET THERE BE LOVE, I’M STILL STANDING, THE BIG MEAL, and FIELDS OF GOLD (American Conservatory Theater); HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Bay Area Musicals); THE SECRET GARDEN (Lucky Penny Productions); THE TRAIN DRIVER, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, and AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP (Long Wharf Theatre); ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and RADIO GIRL (Goodspeed Musicals); and SHAKESPEAR FESTIVALS (2007-2009), DANCING IN THE DARK, and WORKING (The Old Globe). She holds a BFA in Media-Film Studies from The University of California, San Diego and is a Proud member of Actors' Equity.

Danielle Ferguson

Associate Lighting Designer
Danielle Ferguson is a San Francisco and East Bay Area Lighting Designer, Lead Electrician, Production Manager & Educator. Danielle has collaborated with theatres, companies, directors, designers, and choreographers from across the US. Today, Danielle works primarily as a lighting designer and production manager for dance productions. She is currently the Dance & Music Program’s Production Manager at Saint Mary’s College of CA. Her recent design credits include: IT'S ONLY A PLAY with Katina Psihos Letheule, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM with Pinole Community Players, TOWERS, and WINGS by Amy Hargroves, SURVIVORS GUILT by Marta Hernandez, THE SPACE BETWEEN HERE AND THERE by Tara Howse, DEAR NATURE, TAYLOR ASHLIEGH THOMPSON, ESSENTIALLY ME by Helen Joy, THE QUALITY OF LIFE with Katina Psihos Letheule, KEEPING IT REAL: A FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS at Saint Mary’s College of CA, EPOCH with Funsch Dance Experience, ALMOST, MAINE at Saint Mary’s College High School, PAGU: A DANCE FILM with Paufve Dance, STORM: A DANCE FILM by Jyotsna Vaidee, NIGHTFALL with Edgar Allen Poe at Saint Mary’s College High School.

Lyle Barerre

Associate Sound and Projections Designer
Lyle is thrilled to be returning to Center REP! He began his theatre career when he was 11 and has now worked over 600 shows as a producer, director, sound or lighting designer for many professional companies in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. His Sound Designs have been nominated for Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award and Shellie Awards and been awarded TBA Awards. Lyle is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Physics. When not in the theatre, Lyle enjoys working with his nonprofit trust, hiking, camping and scuba diving. He is the owner of Desired Effect, a full service theatrical production company in the Bay Area. www.DesiredEffect.com

Ted Swindley

Author
TED SWINDLEY is internationally known as writer and director of the popular musical, ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. He is the founding artistic director of STAGES REP in Houston, Texas. He was also named to the Esquire Magazine's register of outstanding Americans in arts and letters. Mr. Swindley was the receipient of the Los Angeles Dramalogue award for outstanding direction of CARNAL KNOWLEDGE by Jules Feiffer. Currently, he is president of TED SWINDLEY PRODUCTIONS, INC., a theatrical licensing and consulting company, and continues his 30 year career writing plays and musicals, consulting and mentoring playwrights, as well as directing plays for various theatres throughout the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Swindley is an active member of THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA and STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS.

Joan Kovats

Author’s Representative

Melanie Clark

Business Management

Vicki Masters

Original Music Director

August Eriksmoen, Tony Migliore

Band and Vocal Orchestrations

Clair G. Burrill, Richard Garmise, Sawnie R. Aldredge

Legal Counsel

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

++ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

 

CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY

Carolyn Jackson - Interim Managing Director

Markus Potter - Acting Artistic Director

LeeAnn Dowd - Artistic Consultant 

Jeff Collister - Production Manager 

Del Medoff - Master Electrician

Joe Coe - Asst. Stage Manager 

Sylvia Lubman - Associate Producer 

Kira Daugherty, Scout Del Real - Production Assistants 

Liz Martin - Costume Shop Manager 

Leisl Buchbinder - Assistant Costume Shop Manager 

Isabella Fleury - Dresser 

Alyssa Tryon - Props Designer 

Tatiana Kelly, Elizabeth Orcutt - Marketing Staff

Jeff Draper, Kerri Shawn - Education Directors 

Jennifer Perry - Casting Director (Supported by Casting Collective: Dori L. Jacob, CSA) 

 

LESHER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Toni Kilcoyne - Production Services Supervisor

Alex Bull, Chris JoeSteve Pino, Garrick Schuster, Josh Stouffer, Josh Yarnell, Steve Young - Technical Staff 

Courtney Egg - Audience Services Supervisor 

Ohemaa Asare, Maddy d'Angelo, Hali Loyd, Alyssa Montany, Marie Montany-Campbell, Robert Nolan, Jeremiah Vierling, Aurora Wassmuth  - Ticket Office Staff 

Pat Rusich - Usher Coordinator 

Tatiana Kelly, Katrienne Lemye, Elizabeth Orcutt - Marketing Staff 

Linda Nomura, Sarah Wilcox - Office Specialists 

 

CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

Matt Francois - Mayor 

Cindy Silva - Mayor Pro Tem 

Sarah Baltazar, Glynnis Cowdery, Jill Dresser, Iasmine Klauber, Anne Meridith - Arts Commission 

Kevin Safine - Arts+Rec Director 

Cindy Darling, Loella Haskew, Kevin Wilk - City Council 

Dan Buckshi - City Manager 

 

SONG LIST

HONKY TONK MERRY GO ROUND Frank Simon/Stan Gardner, Acuff Rose Music, Inc.

BACK IN BABY'S ARMS Bob Montgomery, Talmont Music, Inc.

ANYTIME Herbert Happy Lawson, Unichappel Music, Inc.

WALKIN' AFTER MIDNIGHT Don Hecht/Alan Block, Acuff Rose Music, Inc.

I FALL TO PIECES Hank Cochran/Harlan Howard, Sony/Tree Publishing, Inc.

IT WASN’T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS JD Miller, Peer International, Co.

COME ON IN (AND SIT RIGHT DOWN) VF “Pappy” Stewart, Acuff Rose Music, Inc.

YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART Hank Williams, Sr., Acuff Rose Music, Inc./Warner Chappell

STUPID CUPID Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield, EMI Music Publishing

YOU BELONG TO ME King/Price/Stewart, Ridgeway Music

SAN ANTONIO ROSE Bob Wills, Bourne Co.

LOVESICK BLUES Irving Mills/C. Friend, Emi Music Publishing

SWEET DREAMS Don Gibson, Acuff Rose Music, Inc.

SHE’S GOT YOU Hank Cochran, Sony/Tree Publishing, Co.

THREE CIGARETTES IN AN ASHTRAY Eddie Miller/WS Stevenson, Acuff Rose Music, Inc.

CRAZY Willie Nelson, Sony/Tree Publishing

SEVEN LONELY DAYS Earl Schuman/Walden Schuman/Marshall Brown, Music Sales, Corp.

IF I COULD SEE THE WORLD (THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD) Sammy Masters/Richard Pope, MCA Publishing

JUST A CLOSER WALK (Traditional)

BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY Bill Monroe, Peer International, Inc.

GOTTA LOTTA RHYTHM Barbara Ann Vaughn/WS Stevenson, Acuff Rose Music, Inc.

SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL Charles Calhoun, Unichappel Music, Inc.

FADED LOVE John Wills/Bob Wills, Warner Chappell

HOW GREAT THOU ART (Traditional)

TRUE LOVE Cole Porter, Warner Chappell

IF YOU’VE GOT LEAVIN’ ON YOUR MIND Wayne Walker/Webb Pierce, Polygram International

BILL BAILEY (Traditional)

 

For licensing information on ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE and all Ted Swindley shows, visit www.tedswindleyproductions.com or contact Joan Kovats, at (203) 978-0102. For merchandise, please visit www.alwayspatsycline.com 

 

OTHER NOTABLE INFORMATION

Pay What You Can 

Center REP “Pay What You Can” preview performances (September 9-11) Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience live theatre at a price they can afford. Launching with the 22/23 season, any audience member can join us for “Pay What You Can” preview performances (the first performances of each production). Tickets are available for reservation/purchase online at any time – no discount code needed! We're counting on you to let us know what price level is right for you. If you can afford to, please consider paying a little extra to support those who can't.

Center REP Subscription 

Choose the best option for you: BUY TICKETS to ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE or BECOME A SUBSCRIBER to get the entire 22/23 Center Repertory Season, and add-on ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE with a Subscriber Discount.

ASL Interpreted Performance

For the Deaf community, we are providing an ASL interpreted performance on September 25, 2022, at 2:30 pm. If you plan to utilize the interpreting service, we recommend selecting seats denoted with "A" or informing a Ticket Office Agent at the time of purchase to be seated with optimal views of the interpreters.

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