Having enthralled audiences across America, Canada and the UK, Always…Patsy Cline kicks
off its five month Australian tour at Hawthorn Arts Centre this July.
Always…Patsy Cline is a musical tribute to the country music legend, whose short life will be
forever remembered by so many iconic songs, twenty seven of which appear in the show,
including Crazy, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight.
Based on a true story in 1961 of one wild night in Houston, when single mum Louise Seger
became fast friends with her idol, Ms. Patsy Cline. Louise recreates her evening with Patsy, as
well as many of the singer’s highlights, in this touching, country musical comedy.
After Louise’s local DJ announces that Patsy is performing nearby, Louise saddles up her pink and black Pontiac, never expecting that by the end of that night, the celebrity would be in her kitchen laughing and crying over bacon and eggs. Their lives were so different, yet were so full of the same love and heartbreak… everything that makes for a good country song. The next morning, the kindred spirits say so long, but not good-bye. Their friendship continued through frequent letters, until Patsy’s tragic death in a plane crash at 30 years old.
The role of Patsy is beautifully brought to life by Australian country music sensation Courtney Conway who said “Patsy Cline has been an incredible gift to women in country music, paving the way for female artists such as myself. It is an absolute honour to play the part of Patsy Cline, she’s been an idol of mine since I was young… I grew up on traditional country music… Patsy was one of my favourites just by the songs she sang and the emotion she would pour into them.”
Hawthorn Arts Centre presents an exciting and diverse arts program and is home to performance, exhibition, workshop and events spaces. Visitors can dine at the in-house café, Second Empire, open for breakfast and lunch, enjoy the Events Bar or one of the many nearby culinary delights that Hawthorn has to offer.
Always… Patsy Cline
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Thursday, 14 July, 7.30pm
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
$47 Full, $40 Concession