Try some walkin’ after midnight
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Sacramento Theatre Company revives this amiable, oft-staged tribute to the 1960s country-western legend. The performances (Dyan McBride as Patsy; Michele Hillen in an Elvis-era wig as fan turned friend Louise) are fine, and the direction (Michael Laun) is light-and-bright. The problem is Ted Swindley’s sketchy script, which offers minimal plot and characterization. Compare this show with STC’s Black Pearl Sings (also about two women, and directed by Laun) and the contrast is stark. If you’ve seen Always … Patsy Cline before, you probably don’t need another visit. But for those who adore Cline’s songbook (or haven’t sampled it) this production might be worth a try.
Always … Patsy Cline; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$38. Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H Street; (916) 443-6722; www.sactheatre.org. Through May 23.