By Kylie Cordell
For Clay At the moment
ORANGE PARK – Whether or not you’re a Patsy Cline fan or eager about attending to know the singer behind her hits songs “Strolling After Midnight,” “Loopy” and “She’s Bought You,” Sunday is a day to recollect.
“At all times… Patsy Cline,” created by Ted Swindley, is nice, humorous and nostalgic. Equal components live performance and broadway-like manufacturing, the hit musical portrays the nation music legend, Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer like by no means earlier than. The story follows her friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. The 2 met in a Texas honky-tonk in l961.
From that second on, the 2 ladies cast a robust bond.
“The connection, which started as fan worship developed into one in every of mutual respect. It’s the sort of relationship that many followers wish to have with their heroes,” the Thrasher Horne Heart wrote on its upcoming occasion web page.
Over a pot of robust espresso, the 2 ladies chatted about their widespread considerations. When Cline lastly left for her subsequent job at Dallas, the ladies exchanged addresses and phone numbers. Seger by no means anticipated to listen to from Cline once more, however quickly after she left, Seger acquired the primary of many letters from Cline and continued a written correspondence for the following two years, inspiring the script for a lot of the present.
“At all times… Patsy Cline” has loved nice success all around the United States, together with a profitable run off-Broadway. It has been some of the produced musicals in America, in response to American Theatre Journal, and has additionally been loved internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia.
The group will carry out on the Thrasher-Horne Heart at 6 p.m.. The present will function director Misty Rowe enjoying the a part of Louise Seger and Cindy Summers as the long-lasting Patsy Cline.
“My character, Louise Segar, tells the story of the night time they met. It comes alive. It’s simply poignant and unhappy after which completely satisfied. There’s a variety of emotion on this two-woman play. The journey they take you on, it’s simply wonderful. And it’s a real story,” Segar instructed Clay At the moment.
Rowe began manufacturing practically 20 years in the past.
“The primary time I did ‘At all times… Patsy Cline’ was in Bradson, Missouri at Tony Orlando’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon Theatre. On the opening night time, the true Louise Seger got here, and he or she completely hated me,” Rowe mentioned. As a former tv star, enjoying in HeeHaw, Fantasy Island, Days of Our Lives and Love Boat, Rowe had by no means accomplished her personal hair and make-up earlier than.
“I knew nothing about carrying a wig. I simply put it on- no cranium cap or hairpins to safe it. So once I tossed my head after a giant musical scene, my wig flew off. Lousie stands up in the course of the present and shouts, ‘I wouldn’t put on that wig to an outhouse,’ to the highest of her voice and storms off. It was probably the most embarrassing second of my whole profession.”
Nevertheless, Seger quickly returned to the theater. “I used to be in a position to get to know her. She began writing me letters and despatched me photos of her when she was younger. She was like a spark plug. She had this fiery persona and really bossy. She might be very humorous, and that’s what I attempt to embody within the present,” Rowe mentioned.
The manufacturing, full with humor, real emotion and even some viewers participation, contains a lot of Patsy’s unforgettable hits. See for your self why this exceptional present has acquired rave opinions nationwide.
Tickets begin at $29 and will be discovered at thcenter.org or by calling (904) 276-6815.