Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Grand Theatre Welcomes Back “Always… Patsy Cline”

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre is for the seventh time hosting singer Erica Hansen as Patsy Cline in “Always… Patsy Cline.” The popular show runs Aug. 24 to Sept. 22 at the Grand, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.

Written by Ted Swindley, “Always… Patsy Cline” is a two-woman show based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with devoted fan and Houston housewife, Louise Seger, played this year by Dawn Veree. Packed with 27 of Cline’s greatest hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and “Sweet Dreams,” fans will rediscover forgotten tunes and walk away humming new ones. Cline, who died in a 1963 plane crash at age 30, has been called one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th Century.

Hansen’s portrayal of the country legend has garnered both critical acclaim as well as captured the hearts of Grand theatergoers time and again. The Deseret News’ Ivan Lincoln said of the show, “The music is performed to absolute perfection by Hansen and has the crowd literally dancing in the aisles. Hansen really nails it.” Jay Wamsley wrote in The Utah Statesman, “Hansen so enjoys her role, that the emotion of the songs simply rolls over and saturates the audience.”

This is the theatre’s most requested show and Grand’s staff is thrilled to be hoppin’ back on the “honky tonk merry-go-round.” Tickets range in price from $14 to $23 and are available by calling 801-957-3322 or visiting Evening performances are held Thursdays through Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays.