Always...Patsy Cline @ Milwaukee Rep Stackner Cabaret

  • May 20, 2018
  • Milwaukee
  • 10


  • NOTE: Member ($75) with guest ($90) will cost a total of $165. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the registration form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.
  • Rather spend a leisurely day exploring the Milwaukee Art Museum or Milwaukee Public Museum while everyone else is at always...Patsy Cline? Register for Independent Study. Members $30/Guests $40. Total registration for member ($30) and adding a guest ($40) is $70.

Estimated Trip Duration:
East Towne Sears: 9:30 AM - 5:50 PM
Capitol Lakes: 8:55 AM - 6:05 PM
Oakwood West: 8:30 AM - 6:25 PM

Guest Registration Fee: $90

NOTE: Members must register their guests.

Registration Deadline: May 14 (No Refund after)
Registration Open Only (May 15-19 for 5 Remaining Theater Seats

Optional Group Lunch is available to those who are new or hesitant to joining the trip solo. It is designed to make it easy in making new friends.
Registration is closed

Join us Sunday, May 20 for the eighth and final play of the PLATO 2017-2018 nine-play Milwaukee theater trip series with Always...Patsy Cline performed in true cabaret fashion in the Stackner Cabaret.

The Remarkable Friendship Between a Fan and a Star

Always…Patsy Cline is the true story of country music legend Patsy Cline’s remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger. Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits – including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight” – Always . . . Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. 

After its record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, Rep favorite Kelley Faulkner (Guys and Dolls, Ragtime) will return to play the title character in Always…Patsy Cline. In one of our all-time greatest Stackner hits, Faulkner dazzled audiences and earned rave reviews like this one from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  

Faulkner hits every note while singing more than two dozen songs doing justice to Cline's wide-ranging repertoire: honky-tonk and western swing; rockabilly and rock 'n' roll; two emotionally charged spirituals and Cole Porter's 'True Love,' which Faulkner renders with simple beauty.

Created and originally written by Ted Swindley - based on a true story. Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline. All Rights Reserved.

Run Time: Two Hours (one intermission)

Learn more by visiting the Milwaukee Rep's Always...Patsy Cline webpage regarding the artists, photos, video interview clips with the playwright, director and cast, as well as, rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (March 23) draws near. 

Always...Patsy Cline will be staged in the intimate Stackner Cabaret. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.  

The Stackner Cabaret is handicapped accessible to the main level tables and chairs. Most of our seating will be on staggered tables and chairs set on platform deck flooring that are an easy, shallow step-down/step-up between levels of tables and chairs. The backs of the chairs provide good step-down/step-up support.

Accessibility PolicyOn the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year. 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Time for Lunch, Shopping & Exploring
LUNCH is on your own*
*Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses  this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes"  to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Restaurant to be determined.

10:45 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Public Museum

11:00 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Rep, Kilbourn Street entrance 

There are eight unique eateries contained within the Milwaukee Public Market.

There are also many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. 

Historic Third Ward Official Map

Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List

Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List

11:15 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Public Market

There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep. 

For list of 18 restaurant recommendations from PLATO theater trip participants including websites and map, click here.

11:30 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Art Museum 

1:00 PM Stackner Cabaret Restaurant opens

Pre-matinee Anytime Menu available plus dessert list and full bar service. (Great Bloody Mary options) 

Tip: Enjoy lunch at another restaurant and return early for dessert and coffee at the Stackner Cabaret.

Directions to the Stackner Cabaret: From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead to the atrium dome. The Stackner Cabaret is located on the 2nd floor. Take the elevator or escalator. From the 2nd floor elevator exit, walk around to the left into the promenade. From the escalator, you arrive in the promenade. Stackner Cabaret entrance is ahead on the left.


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

Leave Madison

8:30 AM      Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.

8:55 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes

9:15 AM    Arrives at East Towne Sears

9:25 AM     Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

In Milwaukee

10:45 AM  Arrive Milwaukee Public Museum for Independent Study

11:00 AM     Arrive Milwaukee Rep Kilbourn St. entrance for nearby downtown restaurants

11:15 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market for Third Ward restaurants

11:30 AM Arrive Milwaukee Art Museum for Independent Study

1:00 PM Stackner Cabaret opens Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants

1:25 PM Return to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Stackner Cabaret and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

2:00 PM      Always...Patsy Cline performance begins

3:30 PM Return to Milwaukee Art Museum for Independent Study members

4:00 PM      Always...Patsy Cline performance ends

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Board bus for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

4:25 PM  Return to Milwaukee Public Museum for Independent Study membrers

4:25 PM      Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

Arrive Madison (Estimated)

5:50 PM      Return to East Towne Sears

6:05 PM     Return to Capitol Lakes

6:25 PM     Return to Oakwood University Oaks

Always...Patsy Cline w/Independent Study Mail-In Registration Form (including instructions):

PLATO Members Form

For further information, contact Always..Patsy Cline theater trip organizer, Jean Kasten, and 608-358-5448.







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