Saturday, December 5, 2009

Episode 26: It's Alive!

It's true! Horror Show is mounting yet another Patsy Cline show! The folks who brought us A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline in 2008 refuse to return after all the abuse and dishonesty they encountered at the Ivory. And I'm told the people who control the other Cline show, Forever Patsy Cline, talked to the folks who did the first production and decided they did not want to be involved with Horror Show in any way. So now she's either found or written a third Cline show, this time called Sweet Dreams of Patsy.

Anybody wanna lay bets on whether she has the legal performnace rights to the Cline catalog? I bet she doesn't... Remember, she approached Cline's husband about creating a new piece and he said No.

Here's the audition notice for the show posted last month on

The IVORY Theatre, in association with Perrino Productions LLC is producing SWEET DREAMS OF PATSY—a new musical theatre tribute to PATSY CLINE. Because of its success at the IVORY in 2008, it is being mounted again due to high public demand.
Now here is the first Big Lie. This show was not at the Ivory in 2008 and is not being mounted "again."

Casting Equity and/or non-Equity actors. All roles are paid positions.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Preview weekend: January 28, 29, 30, 31; (4 shows)
FEBRUARY 2 - 7 (8 shows);
FEBRUARY 9 - 14 (8 shows);

OWEN BRADLEY Actor: Middle-age 1950’s Nashville businessman.
MOTHER Actress: Late 50’s.
AUTHER GODFREY Actor: 1950’s television host.
MINNIE PEARL Actress/comedian/singer. Late 30’s, country femaleGrand Ole' Opry.

Auditions by “appointment only” at the IVORY Theatre -- December 1st – 4p.m.-6p.m.. Bring a short monologue. We’ll also have you read a section of the script/cold reading. Please schedule your audition by email to: if you are serious about auditioning and cannot make this date, please email your conflict to us and we will try to reschedule you at a later time.
And I have to ask (because it's so much fun) why "appointment only" is in quotes -- does she mean it ironically or sarcastically?

I'll be amazed if this thing ever actually makes it to the stage. How many Ivory-related projects has Horror Show started but never finished? Let's see... the children's troupe, the classes, the outdoor jazz concerts...

The saga continues.

Sic Semper Tyrannis!
An Ivory Survivor