Hutchinson Center for the Arts is delighted to bring
to the Hutchinson Event Center Stage
Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, 7 p.m.
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story
Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story...
of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. 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. 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.
Gabrielle (Gabby) Capello and Rhoda Hubbard play the duo of Patsy Cline and her friend Louise. In addition to the 2-woman cast, a phenomenal set of musicians take the stage as the Bodacious Bobcats.
Patsy Cline: Gabby Capello
Louise Seger: Rhoda Hubbard
Brian Nehring—electric guitar
Chris Leonard—stand-up bass
Aane Twedt—dobro resonator guitar
Tickets may be purchased at Hutchinson Center for the Arts, by Phone 320-587- 7278, or online through the BOX OFFICE:
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Assisting director Jenine Nordquist. in this collaborative fundraiser for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, are Lena Mowlem, John “A Frame” Beck, Jody Runke and a team of technical and costume expertise provided by Val Elder, Ray Norton, Naomi Polzin, and Cindy Rusch.
Seats are reserved and this phenomenal night of entertainment will sell out.
Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline, Original cast album available on MCA records.