Redstone Theatre in Kanab is in the midst of a series of performances of the play “Always … Patsy Cline,” based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. The remaining performances will run Sept. 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Having first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline’s. 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. The two women struck up a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.
The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger heard 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, like “Anytime,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “She’s Got You,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Crazy.”
Redstone Theatre is located at 29 W. Center St. in Kanab. Tickets and more information are available at redstonetheatre.com.