Before fans were able to connect with their favorite musicians through social media, their only chance was to go see them perform and hope to get a glimpse before or after the show. In Houston in 1961, a woman named Louise had just such a lucky encounter with her favorite singer, Patsy Cline. Louise tells us her story, speaking directly to the audience. She met Patsy before a concert and they became fast friends, staying up all night talking, and writing letters back and forth until her death two years later. The show doesn't dwell on the tragedy of her death, but rather the joy she brought to her fans, and one fan in particular.
All of your favorite Patsy Cline songs are included in the show, including "Crazy," "She's Got You," "I'll Fall to Pieces," and "Walkin' After Midnight," to name but a few. Gracie Anderson has a voice that's perfectly suited to these songs, and sounds effortlessly gorgeous. It's such a treat to hear these beloved songs brought to life with a voice that sounds familiar and comforting. As Louise, Betti Battocletti is warm, funny, and engaging, often ad libbing with the audience and encouraging our response.
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At its heart this is a story of friendship between two women. Two women who had seemingly very different lives, one a star singer traveling all over the country, the other a single mother living in Texas, but who connected on a human level when fate put them in each others' paths. It's really a wonderful way to share not just the music of Patsy Cline, but the warm, friendly, down to earth person that she was. Always... Patsy Cline continues for just two more weekends, and judging by the large and enthusiastic crowd this past Sunday, tickets may be hard to come by, so make your plans soon!