Don’t miss Patsy!

Posted May 5, 2009 at 12:06 am by

Kate (behind) and Julie have put together an awesome show....

Kate (behind) and Julie have put together an awesome show....

You know, I’ve already run into three peo­ple who saw the “Always… Pat­sy Cline” show last week­end at the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre, and all three say it’s a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence. Then I got this nice note from John Maya that reminds you why a) you got­ta go see the show and b) why Kate Schman & Julie Greene are island trea­sures. Here’s more, from John:

Not being “Coun­try and West­ern” fans or famil­iar with the musi­cal “Always… Pat­sy Cline,”  my wife and I were a lit­tle appre­hen­sive when we attend­ed pre­view night at the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­ater on May 2.

To say we enjoyed the show is an under­state­ment. We attend the the­ater fre­quent­ly and often leave in awe of the effort involved in and qual­i­ty of our small com­mu­ni­ty theater’s local pro­duc­tions.  Of the many local pro­duc­tions we have seen, this one def­i­nite­ly has a place high on the list of our favorites.

Kate Schuman’s vocal tal­ent, Julie Greene’s act­ing and “The Boda­cious Bob­cats Band” are all superb. Direc­tor Mer­ritt Olsen and the pro­duc­tion team (too sel­dom rec­og­nized) have good rea­son to be proud of their effort.

For any­one feel­ing “Coun­try and West­ern” is not their genre and are hes­i­tant to attend, don’t be. This is a charm­ing and fun­ny show and Kate Schuman’s voice and inter­pre­ta­tion of Pat­sy Cline is mar­velous. In addi­tion, sev­er­al of the songs are famil­iar stan­dards and were crossover pop hits of the ear­ly 60’s.  You will cer­tain­ly be hear­ing rave reviews about this fab­u­lous pro­duc­tion as more islanders attend.

Don’t miss it.

John Maya
San Juan Island

(Open­ing: Thurs­day, May 7   7:30 p.m.
Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, May 8 and 9   7:30 p.m.
Sun­day, May 10   5:00 p.m.
Thurs.-Saturday, May 14–16)

The band: Keith Busha, Steve Keys, Denny Holm, Tom Doenges, and Hanneke Klein Robbenhaar

The band: Keith Busha, Steve Keys, Denny Holm, Tom Doenges, and Hanneke Klein Robbenhaar

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