Always…Patsy Cline is the internationally acclaimed hit musical based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s (Marie Wise-Hawkins) friendship with a fan – a Houston housewife named Louise Seger (Dawnita Kay Shelden). The two women met and struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Louise’s house. The friendship lasted until Patsy’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.
The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Louise hears of Patsy Cline’s death in a plane crash. Louise Seger provides the narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous – Anytime, I Fall To Pieces, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy – to name a few. Directed by Mike Davies and featuring a live band, the show has a sensitive and tasteful combination of humor, sadness and reality.
Always…Patsy Cline is a hit wherever it is performed and it’s coming here, to Santa Clarita, on the stage of the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall! Local performances are on Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM, July 30 through August 28, 2011. Ticket prices are $15 for Seniors and Juniors and $17 for Adults. Call the box office for reservations: 661-799-2702. The CTG is at 24242 Main Street, Newhall. http://www.canyontheatre.org/shows/35/