Directed by Christine Mild
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
A sterling production of this always beguiling musical based on the true story of the friendship between Cline and her exuberant Houston-based "fan," Louise Seger. Cline was a leading star of the Nashville sound during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her death, at age 30 in a private plane crash in 1963, at the height of her career, stunned the music industry, which continues to cite her as one of the most influential stylists of the 20th century. Christine Mild matches the amazing qualities of Cline's vocal range and depth, musicality and personality. Mild nails the sudden key changes and captures Cline's distinctive full-throated, sophisticated interpretations of the standards. Erin Parker is totally believable as the fan. Parker and Mild immediately connect with the audience, as does the band, working in tandem as "storytellers" of a weekend in Houston during a Cline appearance. The B&B production leaves you feeling you've made a lasting friend who lives her motto, "I don't want to get rich—just live good."
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