‘Always ... Patsy Cline’
When: 8 p.m. Nov. 13-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16
Where: Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega
Cost: $20-$25 adults, $12 children
More info: www.hollytheater.com or 706-864-3759
Known as one of the major female vocalist of all time, the spirit of country music singer Patsy Cline will step into the spotlight next weekend at Holly Theater in Dahlonega.
The special production of “Always ... Patsy Cline” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 13-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at 69 W. Main St. in Dahlonega. Tickets range from $20-$25 and $12 for students. They can be purchased at www.hollytheater.com.
This year’s fundraiser for the Holly Theater Endowment Fund, “Always” features Gainesville’s Kecia Garland as Patsy and Linda Thompson from Cumming as her fan and friend, Louise. The musical, written by Ted Swindley, is based on a true story and features 27 songs sung by Patsy to a live band, and the comedy of Louise, a Texas housewife who traded letters with Patsy during her career.
Garland has headlined festivals and fairs and has performed with Vince Gill, Clay Walker, Diamond Rio, Doug Stone, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Neal McCoy and Kenny Rogers. She also has performed at the Ryman Auditorium with Hank Williams Jr., Collin Ray, Marty Raybon and Dottie Rambo.
Thompson is returning the Holly stage, where she has portrayed several comedic roles, including Florence Unger in “The Odd Couple”, Elaine Harper in Arsenic & Old Lace,” Mae Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie,” Truvy in “Steel Magnolias,” and Miss Hannigan in “Annie.”
The goal of Holly Endowment Fund is to reach $1 million. The net earnings are distributed yearly to the Holly Theater to support operations of the nonprofit community theater.