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'Always ... Patsy Cline' to be performed at dinner theater

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Imperial Dinner Theatre will present an encore performance of "Always. Patsy Cline" sponsored by John Throesch, attorney at law specializing in estate planning. The show is back by popular demand on Jan. 6 running weekends through Jan. 31.

"This has been one of our most requested shows to bring back," said Director Andee Evers. "Even those who have seen it before say they want to see it again and again, just like a movie."

The play is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston divorcee Louise Seeger, artfully and humorously portrayed by Carol Belford-Lewallen. Vicki Bishop sings the role of Patsy Cline who developed a relationship with Louise while playing a show in a Houston honkey-tonk. The women met by coincidence that night and Cline ended up spending the night at Louise's house, sparking a friendship that lasted until Cline's untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.

The play is supported by their many letters to each other until the fateful crash. As Louise provides the storyline and life of the show, Cline floats in and out of the action singing tunes that made her one of the most famous early country "angels." Songs include "Anytime," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams" and "Crazy."

The show combines humor, sadness and a striking image of Patsy Cline through Bishop's performance. Fans who know Cline's music will love taking a trip down memory lane, while those who aren't as familiar with her will see firsthand what the magic of Patsy Cline was all about.

The Imperial Dinner Theatre is located at 1401 Highway 304 East in Pocahontas and requires reservations that can be made by calling 870-892-0030. On Fridays and Saturdays dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., with showtime at 7:30 p.m. For the Sunday matinee performances, dinner is served at 1 p.m., with showtime at 2 p.m. Dinner theater ticket prices are $19.95 for general public and $17.95 for students and include dinner, dessert, beverage and the show. Show only tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for students.

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