The following events are at The Zumbrota State Theatre.
Sat06Apr20247:00 PMZumbrota State Theatre
MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE with Colleen Raye
Patsy Cline and her music are more popular than ever and Colleen Raye’s Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline is a celebration of just that! As seen on nationally televised Midwest Country, Colleen sings Patsy’s greatest hits like, “I Fall To Pieces”, “Crazy” “Walkin After Midnight” and some lesser-known gems including “You Belong To Me”, “Stop Look and Listen” and “Eyes of a Child”. Colleen Raye brings the presence of Patsy Cline into the room, singing her songs with heartfelt sincerity and skill that is rare, while also talking about Patsy’s life with some interesting facts and “tidbits”. The mood stays light and nostalgic while Colleen spices up the show with her natural charisma and sense of humor as people sing-a-long and even yodel-a-long to some of the songs. Colleen Raye manages to get people laughing and singing but in the next moment, with one of Patsy Cline’s tear-jerking love songs, you’ll find hand-holding and moist-eyes. Backed by The Midwest Wranglers. a quartet of top-notch country musicians, including Norton Lawellin on keys, Joe Savage on steel guitar, Kipp Galloway on drums, and Dan Gaarder on Guitar. Dan will also be singing some Johnny Cash Music! This show is a crowd-pleaser every time and people come back again and again. Don’t miss the experience!
Advance tickets are $26, but $30 at the door
Colleen Raye is an accomplished singer, actress, and entertainer. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen began her career at the young age of 15 and has been enchanting audiences ever since. Her rich, sultry, alto voice and charismatic personality combine to make each performance a complete experience of world-class vocals and entertainment. Whether singing with Big Band Jazz, intimate vocals and piano, or full-out show tunes, Colleen has a talent that makes all of them shine. Coupled with a touch of her offbeat humor, you never know quite what to expect from this engaging artist.
Colleen began singing at age 15 with her brother’s band “The Tradewinds, then in college with The Lovell Ives Big Band and The Peter Polzak Jazz Trio as well as a classical soloist in choral works and operettas at UW River Falls.
After winning the Horace Heidt Jr Talent Contest at age 19, Colleen toured in the musical show group, “Steve Grimm and Colleen Raye”. Colleen and Steve married and traveled across the country performing in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and all across the country in various venues from fairs and festivals to casinos and performing arts centers. They had 4 children, all of them currently in show business.
Colleen began her solo career 20 years ago and has since starred in and produced several shows including “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade”, “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline”, “Girl Singers Sirens of the 60s”, and “The Girl Singer Christmas Show,” “Belting Babes of Broadway,” as well as “An Evening At The Cabaret,” “Sinatra and Company – Music From The Rat Pack Era,” and “That Holiday Feeling,” and “The Music of Adele.”