Lees-McRae continues the 31st Summer Theatre season with the musical Always… Patsy Cline. The production will be performed on July 14-16 and 19 at 7 p.m. and July 16, 17 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Always… Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston, Texas housewife Louise Seger. Patsy pays a surprise visit to Seger and, as they talk, Patsy floats in and out of Seger’s kitchen to reenact her great moments on the stage. And of course, she will sing – Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got you, Sweet Dreams and the iconic Crazy.
The musical demonstrates how important personal connections can be as Patsy and Louise create an intense friendship by sharing their lives with one another. “It’s an intimate two-person show, and actresses Kim Krege Florio and Erica McGee will make our audiences fall in love with Louise and Patsy,” comments director Dr. Michael Hannah. “They take us back in time to the soundtrack of an earlier era.”
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre is committed to producing quality theatre experiences. The company, including professionals and students training in their craft, serves the high country community as collaborators for the betterment of our area.
For more information about Summer Theatre or to purchase your tickets online, please visit lmc.edu/summertheatre or call 828.898.8709. The Summer Theatre Box Office on the Lees-McRae College campus is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. for walk-in patrons, with adjusted hours on show days. Ticket prices are $40–$35 for adults and $18–$20 for children.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 1,000 students hailing from 31 states and more than 8 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828-898-5241.
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