Always... Patsy Cline
Theater Arts Guild's Production of "Always... Patsy Cline":
Ria Peth Vanderpool and Kelly Bohon reprise their roles as Patsy Cline and Louise Seger, respectively. The musicality and humor of the two on stage is a can't miss!
Join us at The Conway Muse, the perfect venue for such a show. We open on VALENTINES DAY, and run Friday and Saturday evenings for six weeks! Dine before the show in the restaurant, which opens at 6:00 pm, or bring your dinner and drinks from the restaurant into the theater with you! The laid back atmosphere of the theater is perfect for a special date night or large groups. Festival seating, but there isn't a bad seat in the house!
** This event is in the upstairs of a building and there is no elevator access. However, We have people who can assist in getting up the stairs. Please plan accordingly.**
"Always... Patsy Cline" has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. "AlwaysPatsy Cline" has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia.
"Always... Patsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show 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 l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight, 27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS Patsy Cline."
Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline's and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline's records on the radio.
In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger's house--a friendship that lasted until Cline's untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes.
Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline. The pen-pal relationship provides much of the plot of the show.
The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.
The Conway Muse (View)
18444 Main/Spruce Sts.
Conway, WA 98238
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|