Friday, October 15, 2010

In Case You Missed Her: ALT's 2008 Review of Selena Rosanbalm as Patsy Cline, Tex-Arts, brought back October 15 - 31

ALT is pleased to recommend Tex-Arts' revival of Always, Patsy Cline, bringing back Selena Rosanbalm and Edie Elkjer. Here's the 2008 review published by AustinLiveTheatre:

Selena Rosanbalm as Patsy Cline (image: Tex-Arts)

Selena Rosanbalm is a great big bundle of vocal talent.

She delivered again and again in the TexArts’ production of Always, Patsy Cline, blending with our memories of Patsy’s joy, melancholy, honky-tonk and hokum from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

That was the time when that plucky little singer with the vibrant voice traveled from town to dusty town, earning her coins with a different band every night instead of staying in Nashville and watching the royalties roll in.

I recognized almost every one of the 27 numbers done by Rosanbalm in this two-hour compendium. They were part of the sound track of growing up in the South at that time. Patsy and Loretta and Brenda Lee and, soon after, Dolly came through the WGN/Nashville/Grand Ole Opery circuit and their catchy melodies and simple lyrics of their hits were anthems of a simpler time. That happy nostalgia is part of the reason this show works so well.

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