"Crazy for Patsy (Cline)" Concert
Dixon’s show is packed with 30 songs made famous by the country legend, such as, “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walkin’ After Midnight, “Sweet Dreams” and “Crazy,” interwoven with narrative about her life. Dixon has performed her Patsy Cline show for several years to sold-out houses in and around Milford. Her band leader, guitarist John Curtin, is also a Milford resident.
“I have been singing Patsy Cline songs all of my life,” Dixon said.
“I first did the theatrical production of Always … Patsy Cline (now on Broadway) back in 2000 and then again in 2003. Her story and her music touched my soul. I have never stopped thinking that Patsy Cline and I are, somehow, kindred spirits.”
Dixon’s credits include Patti in “Smokey Joe’s Café” on Broadway and Angel in the national tour of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” starring Ann-Margaret. Dixon also has shared the stage with Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Leslie Gore and Bette Midler.
Born in Winchester, Va., Patsy Cline won the Arthur Godfrey talent program in 1957 with the hit, “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and went on to pursue a recording career. She appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in 1958 and received national awards in 1962 and 1962. Her career ended tragically when she died in an airplane crash in 1963. Ten years later, the singer was elected posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and her popularity has never waned. She is considered one of the greatest female vocalists of all time.
Concert tickets are $32, which includes the show and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available from 3 to 4 p.m. and again during intermission.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to purchase enhanced diagnostic equipment for the Women’s Imaging Center at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
To order tickets, call 253-5779. Ticket sales are limited.
The late Patsy Cline
September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963