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Habersham Community Theatre opens ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’

POSTED: July 19, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Habersham Community Theatre is taking a stroll with a legend with the presentation of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.” The play, by Dean Reagan, will open July 26.

Courtney Scofield portrays Patsy Cline, backed by a live band, which consists of keyboardist Sharlene Kaye; fiddlers Steve Welsch and Marie Dunkle; guitarist Billy Busic; bassist Jack Taylor and Susan Johnson on drums.

Also performing alongside “Patsy” will be the Jordaniares Quartet of Jack Molnar, David Shalikashvili, Sam Schultz and Van Wunderlich.

The show begins at the radio station in Winchester, Va., where Patsy grew up. Through vignettes by “Little Big Man,” WINC’s announcer played by Michael Fisher, the play follows her career and rise to stardom, from her home to the Grand Ol’ Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall.

The performance will feature more than 20 songs including her most beloved hits “Crazy,” Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Sweet Dreams” and “She’s Got You.”

“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” is a tribute to Cline’s spirit and a celebration of the music of her life. One of the all-time legends of country music, her enduring musical legacy was memorialized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and she was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4. Matinees are at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for full-time students. For tickets, please call 706-839-1315 or visit www.habershamtheater.org.


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