MADAME TUSSAUDS NASHVILLE JOINS CELEBRATION OF PATSY CLINE MUSEUM OPENING WITH DEBUT OF ITS PATSY CLINE FIGURE
The Wax Figure Will Be Featured at Patsy Cline Museum Through April 9
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2017) –Madame Tussauds Nashville, opening April 14, is teaming up with the Patsy Cline Museum to celebrate the museum’s opening on April 7 in downtown Nashville. The wax attraction’s Patsy Cline figure will be featured at the museum through April 9 before finding its permanent home at the new Madame Tussauds at Opry Mills.
“This will be the first time in more than 50 years that fans will get to grab a photo with Patsy,” says Patsy Cline Museum Founder, Bill Miller. “What is absolutely incredible about Madame Tussauds’ figure is that our patrons will be able to touch, snap photos and experience an exact likeness of the icon. We are honored to work with their team to create this unique offering.”
Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.
“Patsy Cline made an incredible impact on country music and her influence can still be seen half a century later in today’s contemporary artists,” said JeanPierre Dansereau, Madame Tussauds Nashville General Manager. “Madame Tussauds Nashville was built to honor American musical history and Music City’s roots, so it was clear that Patsy, who is one of the most influential and acclaimed singers was destined to be in our attraction.”
About Patsy Cline Museum
Located at 119 Third Avenue South, the Patsy Cline Museum houses the largest collection of Patsy Cline artifacts in the world featuring personal letters, photographs, costumes, clothing and household furnishings from her Nashville dream house that have been locked away for more than fifty years. Guests will travel back to her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA and see family photos, possessions and even the very booth she waitressed as a teenager at Gaunt's Drugstore. Never-before-seen costumes that exhibit her transition from western cowgirl to torch singing headliner will also be on display. Many of the costumes exhibited are creations designed and sewn by her mother, Hilda. Patrons also will have the unique opportunity to step inside Patsy's famed Rec Room, an exhibition containing original furnishings owned and used by Cline and her husband Charlie Dick. A bio film also documents Patsy's career and is hosted by noted actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
More information on the museum is below:
Attraction: Patsy Cline Museum
Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37202
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 7 PM CT
General Admission: $18.95
Website: www.patsymuseum.com (Coming Soon)
About Madame Tussauds Nashville
Madame Tussauds Nashville attraction is a new interactive wax experience where guests have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest musical icons. Built to honor Music City and its deep roots into America’s history, Madame Tussauds will host visitors from across the globe as they enjoy a historical walk through America’s musical past and present with vivid scenes supporting the colourful cast of figures. Conveniently located within Opry Mills, the star-studded attraction is set to open April 14, 2017.
About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's number one and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its 27,000 employees (peak season).