For Immediate Release
May 5th, 2010
Hannah Smith and Justin Robertson bring the story of Patsy Cline to life in story and song
Thursday-Saturday May 6th-May 8th at 8 pm
Sunday, May 9th matinee at 3 pm
Thursday-Saturday May 13th-15th at 8 pm
Sunday, May 16th matinee at 3 pm.
Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and Students.
Tickets available at The Grand Theatre Box Office, 218 Princess Street, phone 613-530-2050 or online at www.kingstongrand.ca
The Grand Theatre Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. or online at www.bottletreeinc.com or at the door.
Songs that made Patsy a legend such as ‘Crazy’, ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’, and ‘I Fall To Pieces’ are featured in a story about Patsy and the men in her life. Patsy’s career was cut tragically short at the height of her career by a plane crash. In Trisha Yearwood’s homage to Patsy, she said she was a “Powerful and Passionate Singer.”
Patsy Cline is regarded as one of the most influential women in American music. She was the first female singer in country to cross over into the mainstream. Teamed with Owen Bradley and his lush orchestration of her songs, Patsy became an icon. Abandoned by her father, when she was a teenager, Patsy and her mother worked hard to support the family at several low paying jobs. At the same time, she worked hard to promote herself and to get singing jobs. Too young to know better, she was soon trapped in a bad marriage and a disastrous recording contract, that paid her little more than 2 cents out of every dollar her records made. She also survived a bad traffic accident that nearly killed her. But a strong will and a desire to succeed landed her a new recording contract and an accidental meeting at a dance landed her the love of her life.
Directed by Charles Robertson and Anne Marie Mortensen, thispoignant look at Patsy’s life is told by the men in her life as played by Justin Robertson. Rising star, Hannah Smith – “great voice” Greg Burliuk, Kingston Whig Standard – portrays Patsy in her last concert.
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