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Stories Behind the Songs Patsy Cline & Connie Francis

By Judy Newell

Mikki Prost, will be coming to the San Miguel Playhouse to present “Forever Patsy Cline” on June 24, 25, and 26.

Forever Patsy Cline
Fri and Sat, Jun 24 and 25, 7:30pm
Sun, Jun 26, 3pm
The San Miguel Playhouse
Ave. Independencia 82
250 pesos
Tribute to Connie Francis
Where the Boys Are
Fri and Sat, Jul 1 and 2, 7:30pm
Sun, Jul 3, 3pm
The San Miguel Playhouse
Ave. Independencia 82
200 pesos

Get ready for the chart-topping songs of Patsy Cline and the stories behind the songs as singer and narrator Mikki Prost performs with her keyboardist/guitarist Victor Vega. Her voice and mannerisms salute this classic singer.

Patsy recorded 112 songs up until 1963. Mikki changes tunes for her show at will since Victor can supply the backing without needing tracks. The two work together like boots and spurs. In 2006 Mikki performed in a play called Always Patsy Cline. That reunited her with Patsy’s music.

“I grew up with only her crossover hits because country music was not popular in New Jersey. For the first time, I began to appreciate and love her voice. I fell in love with her country songs too. It didn’t matter what she sang. I loved them all.

Over the years Mikki has been told how much she looks like Connie Francis and that she should think about doing a show about Connie also. And so, on July 1, 2, and 3, Mikki will present “Where the Boys Are–A Tribute to Connie Francis.” The Rock & Roll era produced many icons. Mikki will take you on a musical journey back to that era with her personal interpretation of Connie Francis, a true classic performer of the late 1950s and 1960s.

Stories Behind the Songs

“A friend gave me a book Connie wrote called Who’s Sorry Now. I read it and immediately felt the pull to do it. There was a childhood connection with Connie because I grew up in New Jersey with her music being one of my favorites.

“The story of Connie’s life grabbed me,” Mikki continued. “I had no idea what she went through, and I wanted to be the one to tell her story and sing her songs. Songs that brought back clear visions from my youthful years.”

Mikki feels that the biggest similarities between the two singers are their individual struggles to get to where they were focused on going.

“My tribute shows have given me the opportunity to bring a new appreciation to these incredible women who should never be forgotten.” “Forever Patsy Cline” shows Friday and Saturday, June 24, and 25, at 7:30pm, with a matinee at 3pm on Sunday, June 26. Tickets to the performances with live music are 250 pesos.

“Where the Boys Are−A Tribute to Connie Francis” will be Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2 at 7:30pm with a matinee on Sunday, July 3, at 3pm. Tickets are 200 pesos.

Tickets are on sale at the Galeria Ensueños, Mesones 57A at the corner of Reloj, from 10:30am to 2pm daily except Tuesdays, and at the door of the Playhouse one hour before show time.

The San Miguel Playhouse is located at Ave. Independencia #82. There is free secure parking, a taxi concierge, and all seats are reserved. Come early for a glass of wine at the bar.


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