NEW ORLEANS (February 12, 2015) - The National WWII Museum's live-theater venue, the Stage Door Canteen, regularly plays host to award-winning shows celebrating the music of the World War II era, but their newest offering will take audiences into the years following the war and celebrate one of country music's first crossover sensations.

"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home country humor and true emotion, includes many of Cline's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," "Walkin' After Midnight," and many more.

The show, which runs February 27 - April 5, is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer, who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. It is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The show takes its title from Cline's letters to Seger, which she signed affectionately "Love Always, Patsy."

Margaret Belton reprises the role of Patsy Cline from a recent award-winning appearance at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda, California.

"As long as I can remember, the music from old records was always one of my favorite sounds," said Belton. "Once I discovered Patsy, things changed. I just wanted to climb into her voice and live in it. The soul and love that pours from her voice made me feel so alive, and I deeply connected with it."

In addition to her many stage and screen credits, Belton also performs regularly as the lead singer of The Patsychords.

The Stage Door Canteen presents evening and matinee performances of headliner acts, signature musical productions, big bands, dancing, the Victory Belles vocal trio, and more, plus pre-show dinner, brunch, or lunch by The American Sector restaurant. Tickets and show information available at 504-528-1943 or

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit