‘Always ... Patsy Cline’
When: 8 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22
Where: Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega
Cost: $15 students and $20-$25 adults
More info: www.hollytheater.com
Based on the true story between a Texas housewife and one of country music’s brightest stars, “Always ... Patsy Cline” will make its annual appearance on the historic Holly Theater stage next week.
The show is about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with the singer until her death in 1963. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Cline’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” In fact, 27 songs will be in the show.
The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love Always… Patsy Cline.” It is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash.
Two Holly Theatre Company members will play the roles: Kecia Garland as Cline and Linda Thompson as Seger. A live band including a steel pedal guitar, drums, guitar, fiddle, piano and bass will accompany the production.
The dynamite duo and band wowed audiences in 2014 at the Holly Theater for a limited run, which earned a large donation from the Holly to its endowment fund. Funds collected during the performance will help pay for stage improvements.
Performances are 8 p.m. Nov. 19, 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at 69 W. Main St., in downtown Dahlonega.
Tickets are $15 for students and $20 and $25 for adults. They can be purchased at www.hollytheater.com or the box office 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or by calling 706-864-3759.