Stage & Dance

'Superstar' singer is now Patsy Cline

Folks who consider Patsy Cline's voice divine might find Studio Players' choice to play the country music legend appropriate.

Heather Parrish, whose last big Lexington stage splash was singing the role of Mary Magdelene in the Lexington Shakespeare Festival's 2004 production of Jesus Christ Superstar, will play Cline in Studio's production of Always, Patsy Cline, scheduled for July 9 to Aug. 2 at the Carriage House Theatre.

Joining Parrish will be busy local actor Melissa Wilkeson, who will play Louise Seger, the Houston woman whose pen-pal relationship with Cline is the basis for the show.

Parrish's rendition of I Don't Know How to Love Him was one of many highlights of Superstar. She also impressed local theater fans in Actors Guild of Lexington's production of The Taffetas. She is the singer for the Lexington band June July, which Parrish says will play Cline's band in Always, Patsy Cline.