LIMA — The Encore Theatre, 991 N. Shore Dr., Lima, presents “Always…Patsy Cline” at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13; Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for students.
For ticket information, call 419-223-8866. There is a maximum capacity of 70 to maintain social distancing.
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 l961, 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’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”
The cast features Kristin Lee as Patsy Cline and Amy Boley as Louise Seger with Dee Fisher as music director/accompanist and Tanya Best on percussion. Jerry Zimmerman is the director and Roger Rex is the producer.
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley - based on a true story. Musical clearances secured and used by permission. Any taping, filming, recording or broadcast of this play (musical or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.
Seating will be socially distanced with a maximum capacity of 70. Masks are required.