Special Event

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

By Dean Regan
Directed by Geoffrey Whynot

Sep 11, 2012 – Sep 23, 2012
Approximately 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission

Back by popular demand!

Follow the legendary country and western music sensation as she climbs to stardom from small town Virginia to Carnegie Hall in this musical featuring her greatest hits such as "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy" and "I Fall To Pieces!" 

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline has been extended for an additional and FINAL week. Don't miss your chance to see this incredible production.

Devra Straker Patsy Cline
Duncan Fisher Little Big Man
Geoffrey Whynot Director
Jennifer Lyn Squires Assistant Director
Jessica Nickel Costume Designer
Arun Srinivasan Lighting Designer
Andrew J. Manera Set/Prop Designer
Amanda Smart Stage Manager
Kenilee Kehler Apprentice Stage Manager
Zachary Flis Musical Director
Curt Chobot Bass/Vocals
Cody Gamracy Guitar/Vocals
Ed Minevich  Fiddle/Vocals
Michael Thompson Drums/Vocals


Devra Straker | Patsy Cline
Globe Theatre:
Debut in A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Other Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Move Over Mrs. Markham, The Buddy Holly Story, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jesus Christ Superstar (StageWest Calgary); The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Aquarius); Oliver!, The Sound of Music (Citadel Theatre); The Roy Orbison Story, Evita, The Full Monty, Guys and Dolls, Singin' In The Rain, Rockin' Vegas, Peace Love & Rock n' Roll, Oklahoma! and Gypsy (Mayfield Theatre); A Chorus Line, 42nd Street (Rainbow Stage).
Upcoming: The British Rock Invasion (Theatre Aquarius).
Other: Originally from Saltcoats, Saskatchewan Devra is thrilled to be making her debut at Globe Theatre and having the honor of playing Patsy for the third time in her career. She now resides in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and their 8 month old daughter. Devra sends much love and thanks to James, her family and friends for their never ending love and support... .without you none of this would be possible.

Duncan Fisher | Little Big Man
Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2011), Jake and the Kid, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan, The Story of Mr. Wright.
Other Theatre: Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).
Film and Television: Stubblejumper (Da Vid Films); Hybrid (Mind’s Eye); Close to Here (Trilight Ent.); Hard Core Logo II (Foundation Feat.); InSecurity (CBC); Gunderson (Redenbach Ent.).
Other: Duncan is a graduate of the U of R acting program as well as Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory Training Program.


Geoffrey Whynot | Director
Globe Theatre: Directing: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Marion Bridge, Anne of Green Gables, Stones in His Pockets, Over the River and Through The Woods. Assisted on Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Twelfth Night and Cinderella. Acting: Tuesdays with Morrie, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, A Christmas Carol and The Secret Garden, among others. 
Other Theatre: To Master the Art, Misery (Grand Theatre); The Godot Cycle (Toronto Fringe); Twelve Angry Men (Drayton Entertainment); Little Shop of Horrors (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Shaky Grounds (Dora Nomination, Tarragon Extra Space) and seasons at the Charlottetown, Shaw and Stratford Shakespeare Festivals. Other: Director of the Globe Conservatory; directed the first professional production of his own adaptation of A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge - A Carol for Christmas). Please sign your organ donor cards.

Jennifer Lyn Squires | Assistant Director
Globe Theatre: Debut with A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Other Theatre: Fifteen Minute Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Swept Off Our Feet (Regina Summer Stage); Much Ado About Nothing, Two Old Women (University of Regina); Will Someone Please Tell Me What’s Going On Here?, CUT!, Girls Will be Boys/Boys Will be Girls (Regina Little Theatre). Upcoming: Leading Ladies (Regina Little Theatre); Assistant Director for I, Claudia (Globe Theatre). Other: Theatre Saskatchewan’s TheatreOne Competition: Best Technical, Runner up Best Play, Best Director.
Jessica Nickel | Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2011), Copenhagen, The Syringa Tree
Other: Jessica is thrilled to have the opportunity to see her costume designs for A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline come to life on Globe Theatre’s Main Stage again this September. After interning at the theatre during her studies at the University of Regina in 2008 she never could have dreamed that just three seasons later she would have completed four designs for the theatre as well as work in various capacities throughout the production departments. She’d like to extend her thanks to the many hardworking and talented individuals who work at Globe for creating a theatre which she considers herself very lucky to have been part of.
Arun Srinivasan | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2011), Doubt, a Parable
Other Theatre: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest (The Canadian Stage Company); Scenes From An Execution (University of Waterloo); Singkil (fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company); People Power (Carlos Bulosan Theatre Comany); Static (Expect Theatre / New World Stage); Romeo & Juliet Remixed (Spark Productions); Pu-Erh (k’NOW Theatre); The Lion King (Associate Designer, Mirvish Productions); Rhubarb! (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre). Film and Television: Fall Launch (CTV), The Walk of Fame (CBC). Other: Two Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design, four years of teaching Lighting Design at York University and Ryerson University. Upcoming: ProArteDanza at Fleck Dance Theatre and Macbeth for The University of Waterloo.
Andrew J. Manera | Set & Properties Designer
Globe Theatre:
Lighting Design for Bertha, Scenic Painter for Peter Pan, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, Jake and the Kid, Honk!, Metamorphoses, The Syringa Tree, Tuesdays with Morrie
Other: Andrew is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the National Theatre School.
Amanda Smart | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre:
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Other Theatre: Amanda has been in the Winnipeg Theatre scene for over 10 years working as a Stage Manager and Designer and has worked across Canada and Europe. She has also been working as a Production Assistant and Director in film and has written, produced and directed a series of shorts in which she was nominated Best New Talent and Outstanding Mentorship at a variety of festivals. Other: Amanda is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in Art History. Amanda is a creative visual artist working primarily with paint, conté and sculpture. In addition to Stage Management, Amanda freelance writes for CBC’s Manitoba SCENE on Winnipeg Performance Radio.
Kenilee Kehler | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre:
Apprentice Stage Manager for Robin Hood and Shakespeare’s Will
Other Theatre: Production Assistant at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Avon Theatre; Stage Manager for In the Air, Reflections – The Little Prince, Encore (Dancing Sky Theatre); Houghmagandy, Spirit of the Trail (Buring Sun Productions); Navigating (Curtain Razors); Chaps! (Souris Valley Theatre); Technical Director of In Fur Till Spring, SHE CONE HONEY, MAGDANCE (Rouge-gorge/New Dance Horizons). Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Stage Management and Technical Theatre) and Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina.
Zachary Flis | Musical Director/Piano/Vocals
Globe Theatre:
Debut with A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Other Theatre: Music Director / Larry in [title of show] (Blue Room Theatre Company); Music Director / Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (Whatstheword Productions). Upcoming: Zach will be appearing in the Globe Theatre’s next production, Billy Bishop Goes to War. Other: Recently produced his first original musical, Girls Who Are Mean, under his own company (Thoughts By Zach). After completing two years of a BMUS in voice/piano performance, Zach is blessed and thrilled to make his way back into musical theatre! Love to mom, dad, GWAM cast, family and friends!
Curt Chobot | Bass/Vocals
Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (2011)
Other: Curt worked on cruise ships with a rock band for two years playing mostly in the dance club. During that time, he also did some fill in work for the show lounge shows with the cast and show band. He currently plays for Regina recording artists Rory Allen and Amy Nelson. He also plays with jazz/bebop group “Roots & Herbs”, as well as other fill-in gigs around the city. In August 2012, Curt had the chance to play four shows with Elvis Presley’s back up singers “The Imperials Quartet”. He resides in Regina with his wife and son.
Cody Gamracy | Guitar/Vocals
Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2011)
Other: Cody has been a performing musician for over twenty years. He tours internationally as a member of the bands Jason Plumb and the Willing and Skavenjah, and has lent his considerable talents to recording artists Serena Ryder, Victoria Banks and Rory Allen. Cody looks forward to playing electric guitar for A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline.
Ed Minevich | Fiddle/Vocals
Globe Theatre: Debut with A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Other: Ed was the concertmaster with the Regina Symphony Orchestra for 12 years until January 2011, when he stepped down to dedicate himself to the RSO’s education and outreach programs including the Piapot Project. He has also been the concertmaster for Orchestra London Canada, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and the Leningrad Concert Orchestra in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University of Regina and the title of Ambassador of Canadian Music. He is a violin instructor at the University of Regina and still performs in two ensembles - The True Jive Pluckers and Contrasts.

*Photo provided by the Regina Symphony Orchestra
Michael Thompson | Drums/Vocals
Globe Theatre: Fire, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2011)
Other: As a full time national and international touring musician with artists like Jason Plumb, Serena Ryder and Dan Silljer, Mike is a veteran of the Canadian Music scene and is proud to call Regina his home. Mike is excited to be returning to the Globe Theatre for its presentation of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline.


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