Denise Whelan and Always Patsy Cline at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Denise Whelan and Always Patsy Cline at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Bucks County's own Jenny Lee Stern is currently starring as the lead in Always…Patsy Cline at the Walnut Street Theatre in downtown Philadelphia.

Stern – hailed as a “wonderful clown” by Variety Magazine and a “gifted quartet of ridiculous chameleons” by Newsday – is a Doylestown resident, mother, and gifted actress.

The Broadway actress returns to the Walnut as Patsy Cline, having appeared as Liz Imbre in High Society on the Mainstage earlier this season. She has been seen on Broadway in Rocky and A Christmas Story, and Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking. Nationally, she has toured with Jersey Boys.

Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production opened on April 7th and continues through July 3rd in the Walnut’s Independence Studio.

The show is based on a true story by Ted Swindley, covering the acclaimed musician's friendship with Louise Seger, a fan turned close friend until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. Through letters and visits, the two share the homespun stories of laughter and heartache that brought together a housewife and a legendary country singer. This fun-loving, crowd-pleasing musical features 27 classic songs, including “Crazy,” “Walkin' After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Back In Baby's Arms” and more.

Tickets are $35-$40 and are now available at 215-574-3550 or 215-336-1234. Tickets are also available at walnutstreettheatre.org or Ticketmaster.com. Follow Jenny on Twitter at @jennyleestern.

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Denise Whelan and Jenny Lee Stern Always Patsy Cline at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3. Photo by Mark Garvin.

 

 

 

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