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ALWAYS PATSY CLINE     


Buckhannon Community Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of Always, Patsy Cline. Performances will be:

May 5 at 7:00 at the Uptown Event Center in Clarksburg, WV

May 6 at 7:00 at the Sagebrush Round Up in Fairmont, WV. May 12-14 7:00 at the Buckhannon Upshur High School

May 15 2:00 at the Buckhannon Upshur High School

Buckhannon Community Theatre

 

Buckhannon Community Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of "Always, Patsy Cline" directed by Jason A. Young. "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 1961, 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’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Sweet Dream”, and “Walking After Midnight”. There are 27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger which were consistently signed, “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”

 

Performances will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 5 in Clarksburg at the Uptown Event Center, Friday, May 6 at the Sagebrush Roundup in Fairmont, WV, and May 12-14 at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, as well as a Sunday matinee on May 15 at 2:00 PM. Tickets vary based on our venues, and senior and student discounts may be applied. You may purchase them ahead of time on our web-site: http://www.buckhannoncommunitytheatre.com/.

 

“Always…Patsy Cline” begins with the culmination 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. 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. Please join us.