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“Always, Patsy Cline” the Musical!
“Always, Patsy Cline” the Musical!

Start Date: Jul. 21, 2012
Time: 8:00 PM

Black Sheep Theatre proudly presents “Always, Patsy Cline” the Musical! Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley - based on a true story. July 20 and 21 at 8:00pm, July 22 at 2:00pm July 27 and 28 at 8:00pm, July 29 at 2:00pm Tickets: $10 Gen Admission / $8 Seniors and Students Christ the Good Shepherd Church 1000 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 585-861-4816 or Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story 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--a friendship that lasted until Cline's untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. 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 play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline's death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous - Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy - to name a few. 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. (, accessed 5/13/12) Featuring: Rochelle Pray as Patsy Cline Debbie Tompkins as Louise Seger Directed by Amanda Lobaugh Musical Direction by Charles Palella When you come to see Always ... Patsy Cline, please bring in a non-perishable food item to donate to the Local Food Pantry at Christ the Good Shepherd! For every item you bring in, you will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win "Louise's Gift Basket.” Thanks again for helping out our neighborhood community with your generous donation! Musical clearances secured and used by permission. Any taping, filming, recording or broadcast of this play (musical or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.

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