The musical “Always…Patsy Cline” will play at the Willingham Theater in Yadkinville October 1-3. The production is a partnership between the Willingham Theater and the Winston-Salem Theater Alliance. Theatre Alliance’s Jamie Lawson will serve as Director and David Lane as Music Director.
The production stars Ashley Pearson and Peggie Kaan as Patsy Cline and Louise Seger, and the live band accompanying the show will include David Lane, Allan Beck, Jennifer Lane, Randy Mintz and Shon Minish.
“Always…Patsy Cline” is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. In 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived 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.
More than a tribute to the legendary country singer, the play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous – “Anytime,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “She’s Got You,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Crazy.”
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, and 3 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets cost $22 and can be purchased at www.yadkinarts.org or at the box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 336-679-2941. The theater and box office are located at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St. in Yadkinville.