Always… Patsy Cline – October 1, 2021 @ 7:30pm – in partnership with Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance (Friday)

$22.00

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.

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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.

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COVID PROTOCOLS

COVID-19 remains a concern in our community and it is our goal to hold as safe an event as possible. We encourage our patrons to help us meet this goal by following these guidelines:

Inside the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times inside the center including the Willingham Theater, the Welborn Gallery, and Lobby area.

Additional Ticket Info.

ALL TICKETS

  • All ticket prices include fees + tax
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tickets will be emailed after purchase – it is not a requirement to print them (your name will be on a will call list at the door)

THEATER NOTES

  • Doors open 1/2 hour before performance.
  • Seating is general admission, but season pass ticket holders and handicap patrons receive priority seating.
  • The theater is wheelchair accessible.
  • Listening assisted devices are available.

GROUP TICKETS

  • Discounted ticket pricing available for groups of 20 or more on select shows –  please call for reservations
  • Groups will have a section of seats reserved for them under their group name.

SEASON / FLEX TICKETS

  • Pick 10 FLEX PASS – Purchase tickets to 10 or more of our 18 season shows to receive 15% OFF.****Pick 10 Flex Pass Holders will be given preferred seating and a FREE ticket to Douglass/Dunbar****
  • Pick 5 FLEX PASS – Purchase tickets to 5 or more of our season shows to receive 10% OFF.

THE CENTER BISTRO

  • Enjoy dinner inside the center.
  • Reservations recommended. Call 336-677-6006 or email centerbistro@yadkinarts.org.

About the Willingham Theater

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is the home for our Yadkin Arts Council, and also features the 193-seat Willingham Theater, resident artist studios, the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room (a learning resource), The Center Bistro, Welborn Gallery, meeting space and classrooms, and the versatile Front Yard space.

The mission of the Yadkin Arts Council is to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County and beyond by providing opportunities for artists, no matter what their specific creative outlet is, even if it’s just consuming art!

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
– AND –
One Hour before show time

CONTACT INFO

Phone: 336-679-2941
Email: info@yadkinarts.org
Address: 226 E. Main Street Yadkinville, NC