Mill Town Players bring entertainment to Pelzer


The Mill Town Players first production, “Always Patsy Cline” will continue this weekend at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium. After receiving rave reviews from persons attending the first series, (See Review in this weeks Journal) persons who didn’t attend the first shows last week can still catch one of four live performances scheduled this week.

(Pictured – Katie Rockwell (left) as Patsy Cline and Leah Thomas, who plays the role of Patsy’s ardent fan (Louise Seger) and introduces songs as she tells of events from the famous singer’s life. Photo by Rhonda Horne)

The production includes performances by stage veterans Kristi Parker Byers and Katie Rockwell as Patsy Cline. Leah Thomas plays the role of Patsy’s ardent fan (Louise Seger). The backup singers, Jordanaires, are Luke Browder, Boyd Galloway and Luis Martinez.

The Bodacious Bobcats Band includes Larry Rockwell, guitar, is the band leader; Charlie Miller, piano; Jeffrey White, bass; Robert Johnson, drums; Tex Davis, fiddle; and Duane Ragan, lap steel.

Performances begin at 8pm this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there will be a matinee at 3pm on Sunday.

“Always Patsy Cline” is a musical tribute to the legendary country singer and comes complete with down home country humor, true emotion and audience participation. Audiences will be treated to many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

The Mill Town Players are a new community theater located in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium, which is dedicated to entertaining, inspiring and enriching the community by providing quality and affordable live theater.

Executive Artistic Director Will Ragland said the goal of the theater is to present quality, affordable, live entertainment.

Ragland and casts of community actors will offer five other outstanding shows during their first season including Dark of the Moon, which will be presented on Halloween weekend, Oct. 31- Nov. 2.

The production, which is expected to be a thriller, will be entered into the SC Theatre Association Community Theatre Festival in Aiken in November.

The next show will be just in time for the holidays. A Christmas Carol and will be held for two weekends, Dec. 12-21. Three additional theater productions will be offered during the spring and summer of 2016.

Alice in Wonderland will be presented two weekends, Feb. 20-March 1. The production will feature live actors and puppets.

Treasure Island will be presented two weekends, Apr. 24-May 3.

The season will end with the popular show Grease, which will be performed three weekends, July 17-Aug. 1.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for students. Season tickets are available for $50. Season Subscriptions are also available for $50 for the general public; $40 for seniors (age 65+) and $35 for students (18 and under)

Tickets and dates for all shows are on sale now on the theatre’s website or through their box office at (864) 947-8000.

The historic Pelzer Auditorium is located at 214 Lebby Street.

“Always Patsy Cline”