LaVeta's Theater
Francisco Center for the Performing Arts
127 W. Francisco St.
La Veta, Colorado 81055
Phone: 719.695.0687
Email: FCPA
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Always . . . Patsy Cline
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If you remember Patsy Cline ~ or even if you don't but love classic country music ~ you absolutely did not want to miss the FCPA's June 2014 production of Always . . . Patsy Cline, one of the most memorable musicals ever produced at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley, this wonderful show is based on the true story of the friendship between Patsy Cline and Houston housewife Louise Seger.

The relationship between Louise (played by Peggy Arnold-Hoobler) and Patsy (played and exquisitely sung by Trudy Price) began as fan worship in a Texas honky-tonk but evolved into one of mutual respect over the course of several years as the two women exchanged many letters and phone calls ~ a cherished friendship that lasted until Patsy's untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. The letters between the two women provided much of the show's plot, with Louise supplying the (often hilarious) narrative while Patsy floated in and out of the set singing the songs that made her famous: Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet Dreams, Crazy and 23 others. Patsy's four-piece onstage band, the "Bodacious Bobcats," included well-known local musicians Ken Willson and Kim McKee together with Pueblo musicians Joanne Vargo and Dave Poulin.

It's a rare gem of a show that can take the audience from tears of laughter to tears of sorrow and back again in the space of an hour and a half. For six sold-out crowds in LaVeta, Always . . . Patsy Cline did just that.

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