The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 21, 2012

GVT has songs, scares and stories in store for October


— From “Always ... Patsy Cline” to Literary Teas and even a Haunted House, October continues to be a busy month for Greenbrier Valley Theatre.

“Always ... Patsy Cline” previews Thursday and opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring more than two dozen of Cline’s most popular songs, the show focuses on the friendship between the singer and housewife Louise Seger. A poignant moment of the show is when Seger learns of Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash.

Seger narrates while Cline floats in and out singing her most popular songs.

The two-person musical features GVT favorite Kim Morgan Dean (“Cabaret,” “Oliver!,” “Winter Wonderettes” and many more) as Cline and GVT Artistic Director Cathey Sawyer as Seger.

“Always ... Patsy Cline” is a dinner theater presentation, with a menu including Virginia baked ham and fried chicken from The Mason Jar in White Sulphur Springs served one hour before each performance.

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GVT’s Literary Tea series continues Tuesday with two West Virginia Writers members Fred Powers, who will read from his upcoming nonfiction collection “Powerhouse: A Coal Miner’s Story,” and Eric Fritzius, who will read the Bret Harte story “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” which tells of a group of miners who change their ways when tasked with raising an orphaned boy.

For its younger audiences, GVT’s Youth Education Program will offer a Haunted House Friday, Saturday and Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.