The best songs from Cline's carer
In intimate cabaret-style, “Always…Patsy Cline” returns to Whitefish Theatre Co.’s stage July 27-30 and August 3-6 at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.
Amanda Caldwell and Scarlett Schindler in "Always .. Patsy Cline."
The iconoclastically gutsy, country music singer, Patsy Cline, known for her warmth, wildness, and vast emotional reservoir of a voice, is a timeless treasure with enduring songs like “Crazy,” “Walking After Midnight,” “Your Cheating Heart,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Back in Baby’s Arms.”
More than just a tribute to the legendary country singer, this musical, based on a true story, recounts Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston, Louise Seger, an ordinary divorcee with two small children. Patsy befriended Louise at a Texas honky tonk in 1961 and the two remained pen pals until her untimely death at the age of 30 in a 1963 plane crash. The title comes from the closing in all of Patsy’s letters to Louise – “Love always, Patsy Cline.” Complete with humor and true emotion, the show highlights the tender friendship and rare camaraderie between Cline and Seger, building upon one woman’s heart-aching sound of lost love and loneliness coming through the radio waves to another woman’s heart-worn soul. Cline meant something different to her original fans, like Seger, who came to realize “it isn't just the music that's lovely, it's also the singer” –Austin Chronicle.
Tickets are $25 for reserved table or mezzanine seating with food and wine available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 862-5371. Box office hours are from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performance times. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org. This show is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Transportation.