The Arts Center of Cannon County is presenting “Always…Patsy Cline” June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and June 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. The production is based on a true story by Ted Swindley.
This fun-loving, crowd-pleasing musical features 27 classic songs, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Back In Baby’s Arms” and more.
“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.
One day a voice from the television screen spoke to her. Louise Seger was hooked. Making a special trip to a honky-tonk bar in Houston, Texas, Louise met her idol, Patsy Cline. Here was a woman that gave her soul a voice. Over a pot of strong coffee, a friendship began that would last until Patsy’s untimely death. Through letters and visits, the two share the homespun stories of laughter and heartache that brought together a housewife and a legendary country singer.
Directed by Matt Smith, this production features Savannah Gannon as Patsy Cline and Mary Ellen Smith as Louise Seger. Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. -4 p.m. or online at artscenterofcc.com and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time. "Always Patsy Cline" is rated PG.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or visit www.artscenterofcc.com.