While raising children, Denise Meagher, a returning area native, became a published freelance writer, voice over talent and enthusiastic community theatre participant. She loves reading, writing, traveling, time with friends and most of her family and empty-nesting with husband, Ted.
When my husband and I established our "nest" in 1977, it was full from the start; one of those package deal things. "Buy" one, get two free. Along the way two more boys arrived. The oldest two came and went depending, but the youngest two were constants. Other than an occasional church camp week, high school event or sleepover, alone time was rare, quite sporadic and greatly coveted. So, when our youngest left home, we rejoiced - greatly! Think Hallelujah Chorus.
The first three boys flew off and weathered their setbacks rather well and stayed out of the nest. Our youngest; however, has returned three times! When I left home, I would've had to be clapped in irons to return and actually live under my parents' roof again. Same with my husband; so what went wrong with this kid?
I was six-years-old when the legendary Patsy Cline, age 30 and at the height of her incredible career, perished in a plane crash. While I heard her name, her songs, because my parents loved her music and because I'd seen a movie about her life; I didn't fully realize how wonderful and acclaimed this woman was - and still is - until this past week. Anticipating this show, I read all about her on fan web sites and on Wikipedia. It was information well-worth reading. In lieu of Waukesha Civic Theatre's upcoming show, Patsy Cline Live! Today, Tomorrow and Forever, March 4-6, 2011, I hope you'll do the same. It'll make this show even sweeter.
Through the amazing talent of Kelli Cramer, who bears uncanny resemblance to Patsy Cline both physically and vocally; 'Patsy's in Waukesha for the night'! And quite by chance, (or is it?), this show coincides with the 48th anniversary weekend of Ms. Cline's death.