A Loving Tribute to the Country Music Legend, Patsy Cline!
This upbeat musical reveals the emotional depth and vocal range of Patsy Cline, a singer who career made history defining the term “crossover hit” by dominating country, blues, pop and gospel charts simultaneously in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Throughout A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Little Big Man, a disk jockey from her hometown of Winchester, Va., traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. Our “Patsy,” backed by a live band, performs 22 of Cline’s greatest hits including “Walkin’ after Midnight,” “Sweet Dreams,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy.” The audience is treated to a stunning array of elaborate show costumes from Cline’s signature blue and white fringed Opry outfit to the glimmering sequined gown worn for her Carnegie Hall appearance.
Although she will never be replaced, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a loving tribute to her spirit and a celebration of the music of her life.
Starring Sandia Ahlers
Sandia is a popular American singer, dancer and actor who comes from an extended family of Patsy Cline fanatics. “I’ve been listening to Patsy for as long as I can remember,” this Arkansas native admits, “and it’s such an honor to celebrate her legacy with this show. She is my grandmother’s favorite singer so I think of her every time I perform.” Sandia began singing in school choruses, church choirs and eventually studied voice formally with private teachers and at the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre. Thousands of Americans remember her as the sassy Ramona Juracko in last year’s acclaimed national tour of Della’s Diner. She has performed leading roles in such musicals as Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Marvelous Wonderettes, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and The Wizard of Oz.
Come On In
Your Cheatin’ Heart
Got A Lotta Rhythm in My Soul
Seven Lonely Days
Walkin’ After Midnight
A Poor Man’s Roses
Life’s Railway to Heaven
Stop, Look and Listen
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
What your colleagues are saying about A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline:
“A Sold-out, standing ovation performance! Springer Theatricals ALWAYS delivers. The entire experience — booking the show, working with the group, the performance – was exceptional.”
-The Grand Theatre, GA
“This was our first sell-out this season! The audience LOVED the show and showed it with a standing ovation.”
–Logan Arts Center, IL
“Top quality on every level. Friendly, polite, professional and utterly talented.”
– Fohs Hall, KY
“The show was sold out and the audience loved it. I’ve heard nothing but raves!”
–Ritz Theatre, GA
“Loved it, loved it, loved it! My board was very impressed.”
–Southwestern Community College, NC
“This was one of the easiest shows I have presented. The load-in was a breeze and the road manager could not have been nicer and more professional.”
–Person County Arts Council, NC
“EXCELLENT show, attendance and audience response. This company was friendly and efficient.”
–Freed Hardeman Theatre, TN
“The hottest ticket in town! The company, cast and crew were top notch! The quality of the production exceeded y every expectation. The audience was thrilled with the production. FIRST RATE ALL THE WAY!”
–Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, FL
“A great night for us and our community.”
– The Arts Council of Mississippi County, Blytheville, AR
“This was a wonderful show! We have heard many positive comments from those in attendance. GREAT cast and crew!”
-Barnwell County Arts council, Barnwell, SC
“We have had more positive feedback from this performance than any of our other performances. Thank You!”
– Arts Council of Appling County, Baxley, GA