Saturday, April 20 at 7 PM
2 hrs with a 15 minute intermission
About Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline was a country music legend known around the globe for her sultry voice. Her young life was cut tragically short at the age of 30, but her music has lived on for decades.
Despite her brief career and life, Cline has delighted audiences for years. She started singing as a very young girl—a popular story says that she began entertaining the neighborhood as early as age three. Cline died in 1963 in a plane crash in Tennessee. Her voice, however, has brought together generations young and old, as all ages delight in her soaring tones and sing along to familiar lyrics of timeless classics like “Crazy” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”
Always…Patsy Cline brings Cline’s memory alive in a touching and entertaining tribute to the young country music crooner. It celebrates both the music and life of Cline. Her voice has reached audiences through the changing times because she sang with an emotion everyone can recognize. This musical captures the essence of that timeless voice and lyrics.
According to American Theater Magazine, Always…Patsy Cline is one of the most produced musicals in the nation. Not only has the musical kept her music and legacy alive for happy audiences across America, but it has also had successful performances in Australia, Canada and the UK.
Always…Patsy Cline is a musical play with many entertaining elements, such as true-to-her-life scenes, humor and viewer input. The performance is based on a true story that centers around a friendship Cline carried out via letters with fan and friend Louise Seger. Seger and Cline met in a honky-tonk bar in 1961. Their friendship lasted until Cline’s passing. The musical is a chockfull performance, featuring 27 songs. The title, motivated by Seger and Cline’s correspondence, came from Cline’s sweet signoffs in her letters to Seger: “Love ALWAYS…Patsy Cline.”
Patsy Cline was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 – a decade after she died.