KPTZ Welcomes New KCPT Musical

Image: Photo of Aba Kiser as Patsy Cline by Diane Urbani De La Paz
Poster art by Rose Burt

Key City Public Theatre’s new season kicks off with Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley, a musical tribute to the legendary country singer, based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, a Houston fan. The musical has enjoyed success throughout the U.S., including a well received run off-Broadway. Always…Patsy Cline features with down-home country humor, true emotion, and even some audience participation ~ and it all comes now to Port Townsend.

Always… Patsy Cline stars PT’s own singer-songwriter Aba Kiser as Patsy Cline, and Michelle Hensel as Louise Seger. Locally loved Aba Kiser has toured nationally as back-up for the likes of Eleanor Murray and Ings. Veteran KCPT performer Michelle Hensel previously appeared in Men on Boats and Enemy of the People. The show is directed by Denise Winter, with musical direction by Linda Dowdell, leading a six-piece band including Dowdell, Bud BrewerMaggie Jo Bulkley, Robert Bulkley, Bobbi Nikles, and Angie Tabor.

Running from Wednesday, September 28 to Sunday, October 23, Always… Patsy Cline showtimes vary, with evenings and matinee showings available. Advance tickets are available at, by phone at 360-385-KCPT, or at the door.