Always . . . Patsy Cline

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Always . . . Patsy Cline

Friday and Saturday, September 3 and 4, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

Always…Patsy Cline is a musical based on the true story about Patsy 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 friendship with Cline until her death.  The show is a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion 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.”  Always…Patsy Cline has been one of the most produced musicals in America, including a successful run off-Broadway according to American Theatre Magazine.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.