Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.
Patsy Cline was one of the most celebrated and influential American singers of the twentieth century. A pioneer in the country music industry, she helped pave the way for female performers across musical genres. She was much more than just a singer, gaining the respect and trust of musicians everywhere. From “I Go Out Walking” to “I Fall to Pieces” to “Leavin’ On Your Mind,” Cline’s music and reputation have lived on long beyond her tragically short life.
Kelli Cramer starred as Patsy in Patsy Cline Live! Today, Tomorrow, and Forever. The show, produced by Alleycat Enterprises, Inc. also included a live five piece band featuring Ruben Piirainen, Clay Schaub, Paul Silbergleit, Terry Smirl, and Garry Williams.
Kelli Cramer as Patsy Cline
This was Kelli’s sixth show performing as Patsy Cline. Previously, she appeared in Always … Patsy Cline at the Wagon Wheel Theatre, Archangel Productions, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and in Patsy Cline Live! Today, Tomorrow, and Forever at WCT and at the Oconomowoc Performing Arts Center. Many people who have seen Kelli perform have called her the best Patsy they’ve ever seen.
This show, designed as a “slice of life,” was developed by Kelli Cramer and her husband, John. Patsy Cline would tour from town to town and play with local musicians, and the Cramers strive to create a production that feels not like a tribute show, but like a real Patsy Cline concert. Most of the songs are classic Patsy Cline, both beloved classics and some of Kelli’s favorites, with a few seasonal songs thrown in as well.