We of the ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE team deeply mourn the death of Patsy Cline’s Widower, CHARLIE DICK. Charlie was a great friend and extraordinary advisor to us over the past 25+ years. His wisdom and guidance of ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE was one of the main reasons for the musical’s amazing worldwide success. We owe a great debt of gratitude to Charlie Dick and will greatly miss him in the future. It is important for everyone who has been touched by this play to know that Charlie was an extremely diligent “keeper of the flame” regarding Patsy’s legacy. He made sure in every case that her memory was honored in the manner that she deserved. Now, we hope we can follow his example and be diligent with keeping Charlie’s legacy alive through our daily work and care for the show in a manner which he deserves. The fact that he honored us with his approval of our efforts with ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE will forever be an inextricable part of the history of our lives and we will ALWAYS be grateful for the life force that Charlie Dick provided to us. Rest in peace, Charlie. We will miss you.



Ted Swindley
Melanie Clark
Joan Kovats



"Always…Patsy Cline" has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. "Always…Patsy Cline" has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. Read More…

"Always…Patsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."



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