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HDO presents "Always...Patsy Cline"

Opening night is December 29th at 7:30 pm!

3 showings at Avalon Theatre

Always...Patsy Cline

High Desert Opera returns to the Grand Junction stage this December to perform Ted Swindley's Always...Patsy Cline at the Historic Avalon Theatre. The troupe's 21st season is here, and HDO will have a genuine country girl of Western Colorado to fill the lead role.

Performances will run from December 29th to December 31st, with 3 total shows at the Historic Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction. Joining the cast will be one of HDO's seasoned vocalists (Sierra Rode (Edens)) taking the role of Cline's good friend Louise Seger.

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Based on life events of Patsy Cline...

Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline's and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline's records on the radio. In 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger's house -a friendship that lasted until Cline's untimely death. – That's where our story begins. ~ Ogunquit Playhouse

The Cast

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Jeneve Rose Mitchell - Patsy Cline

This “Rocky Mountain Hillbilly Girl” grew up off the grid in the Elk Wilderness of Colorado. At age 15, she was a top 14 finalist American Idol, which 200,000 hopefuls had auditioned for.

Jeneve recorded and released her first professional EP in Nashville, including several songs from her American Idol journey as well as several originals. One of the songs on this album featured her friends Too Slim and Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky, the Grand Ole Opry’s signature cowboy band, and achieved the #1 most played song on the Western Music Charts.

She plays an eclectic array of instruments as well as genres of music. She has won a variety of awards, including Best Harmony Duo with her dad in 2013 with her arrangement of Cool Water, the Western Music Association’s 2016 Crescendo Award for best new artist, the 2018 Youth Yodeler of the Year, and 2022 All Around Yodeler of the Year.

Sierra Rode (Edens) - Louise Seger

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Bio to be posted.

Always...Patsy Cline - showtime info

  • Who: High Desert Opera
  • What: Always...Patsy Cline
  • When: Dec. 29th at 7:30 pm, Dec. 31st at 1:30 pm, and December 31st at 7:30 pm (all times MST)
  • Where: Avalon Theatre Map
  • TICKETS: Avalon Box Office (learn more)

Avalon Theatre notes

  • CLEAR BAG POLICY (for attendees): The Avalon Theatre is limiting items that attendees can bring into the theatre to a clear plastic bag no larger than 8 1/2" x 11".