ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE BIOS

Meredith JeppsonMeredith Jeppson (Louise Seger) is tickled pink to be playing Louise! Recently retired from her day and night job at Artisan Center Theater, she can now HOBBY! Theater, crafts,  grandkids, oh…and she has a husband who is happy to have someone cook for him again. You have seen her most recently at Artisan as Aunt Eller in OKLAHOMA! and Marilla in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—she’s been in a bunch of shows before that—just ask her.
Shauna LewisShauna Lewis (Louise Seger) is a Column Award winner for stage managing, but she is excited to join Artisan in bringing this true story to the ATC stage. If you’ve headed south to Plaza Theater in Cleburne, you may have seen her as Louise last summer. Other favorite past roles include Wicked Witch in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Mrs. Medlock in THE SECRET GARDEN, Ouiser in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in THE MUSIC MAN. Shauna is a Baylor Bear by marriage (love you, Jaybird!) and a TCU Horned Frog - TCU MA ‘92 Speech Rhetoric, BA from SWAU ‘82. During the day, you can find her at Smith Middle School in Cleburne, where she serves as the Special Education Department Chair and where she LOVES her students! Much love to her grandchildren, Liv, Lou, and Lor, and to her mom, Marty, for introducing her to Patsy Cline music!
Kelli PressleyKelli Pressley (Patsy Cline) is overjoyed and honored to be making her Artisan debut in ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. A lifetime ago, Kelli graduated with a degree in Musical Theater from the Performing Artists’ Musical Theatre Conservatory in Dallas. For the last 2 decades though, her most important roles have been that of a mom and a registered nurse. Prior to this, she enjoyed lead roles in PUMP BOYS, DINETTES, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and working for Gene Patrick Show Productions through venues such as Six Flags and The State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Arlington, Houston, and California. She would like to thank her beloved son, Tate, and friends and family for all of their support.
Madie StelzerMadie Stelzer (Patsy Cline) is honored to play Patsy Cline, a lifelong idol. Madie got her start performing Cline’s music at the Johnny High show around the age of seven. Some of her theater credits include Margy Frake in Roger and Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR, Laury Williams in OKLAHOMA!, and most recently, Annie Oakley in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. She graduates high school in the spring and plans to pursue a degree in Vocal Performance.
Debbie BeaversDebbie Beavers (Director) is a local Bedford gal, and more importantly, Mom to Phoebe, a precious four-legged little girl. Debbie has been a visual storyteller for thirty years, and has written and directed for stage, video, and film. Her real passion is Live Performance above all others. Debbie has spent seventeen years in Nashville, TN, where she was honored to produce, write, and direct a Downtown Nashville Christmas Show for five years. On the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, the very stage where Patsy Cline performed.
Miranda Rangel Di'AmaroMiranda Rangel Di'Amaro (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be part of another ACT production, and be part of another great team of hardworking women and men. She has managed nearly 80 productions since the age of 15. Credits include: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, KING AND I, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and now ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, just to name a few of her favorite projects. She would like to thank her dear family and wonderful husband for all the love and support they have given in her life.