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Patsy Cline tribute April 7
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A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline stars singer/actress Sandia Ahlers. - photo by FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present Springer Theatrical’s professional touring musical sensation, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in the Wood Auditorium. The performance is sponsored by Heritage Community Bank. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors, and military and are on sale now. Come early and enjoy a catered reception for the opening of Al Beyer Landscapes in the Bassett Gallery from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

After hundreds of sold-out performances on the North American tour and an award-winning run in Branson, Mo., one of the hottest stage shows in America rolls into Camden. The show traces the late star’s footsteps from her early honky-tonk days and radio fame through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry and triumphs at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. Written and conceived by Dean Regan, the musical reveals the emotional depth and range of a singer who defined the term "crossover hit" by dominating country, blues, pop and gospel charts simultaneously in the 1950s and early 1960s.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline features a powerhouse singer and actress Sandia Ahlers. Sandia has performed leading roles in such musicals as Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Marvelous Wonderettes, among others. She sings 22 of Patsy’s greatest hits including "Walkin’ After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy," "She’s Got You," "Seven Lonely Days" and the title song, "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Backed up by a band of singers and musicians, "Patsy" interacts throughout the show with Little Big Man, a disc jockey from her hometown in Winchester, Va., as well as a number of stand-up comics that serve as warm-up acts for her concerts and radio shows.

For tickets or for more information call 425-7676 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org.

The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The FAC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the SC Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.