Musical based on letters from legend Patsy Cline
COUNTRY music sensation Courtney Conway channels a legend in the hit musical Always…Patsy Cline at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday, July 23.
More than just a tribute to the legendary country singer, Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Cline’s long-term friendship with a fan.
The musical play includes 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.
Louise Seger befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her tragic death.
The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger.
Taking on the role of Patsy is award-winning Courtney Conway.
Courtney graduated from the College of Country Music in Tamworth, then burst onto the country music scene with her debut EP A Few Little Things.
She won "best new talent" at the 2011 National Country Music Awards.
"I’m so excited to be playing one of my idols. Patsy had so many beautiful, classic songs and they are really showcased in this wonderful show," she said.
"Patsy was quite the character. She was very funny. I’ve gone through some of her letters she’d written and she has made me laugh quite a bit."
The musical Always…Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway.
This new production also stars popular stage star Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical) as Louise Seger.
Performance times for Always…Patsy Cline are 2pm and 7.30pm on July 23.
Venue is The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Book on (07) 5588 4000 or at www.theartscentregc.com.au.