Hannah Kintner Kahler

Hannah Kintner-Kahler will play Patsy Cline weekends Oct. 13-22 at The Liberty Theatre.

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NORTH BEND — Little Theatre on the Bay will present Always, Patsy Cline, a special fundraiser to benefit for The Liberty Theatre's restoration two weekends in October. The fundraiser is to help restore the historic Liberty Theatre, which is home to Little Theatre on the Bay in North Bend. Always, Patsy Cline is a musical tribute show with a live band. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 13-22. Tickets are $15 each.

As a country music legend, Patsy Cline’s unique voice and songs remain as relevant and popular today as they were over five decades ago. Always…Patsy Cline is based on a true story about the pen-pal friendship between Patsy and her biggest fan, Houston housewife, Louise Segar.

Told with humor, heartache and celebration, Always … Patsy Cline takes audiences from her career on live radio through her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Featuring 27 unforgettable hits, including Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, and I Fall to Pieces, this musical is both inspiring and a glorious tribute to the one and only Patsy Cline.

The show will feature the mother daughter duo Hannah (Kintner) Kahler as Patsy and Shirley Kintner as Louise. 

Hannah first appeared on The Liberty stage at age three and continues to sing and dance in musicals and perform in Little Ole Opry each summer. Hannah has returned to North Bend with her new husband, Nathan.

Shirley is a long-time director of Little Ole Opry and has been singing on stage for over 20 years. She was most recently seen as Sister Mary Hubert in last year’s Nunsense.

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Founded in 1947 the Little Theater on the Bay moved into its present home at the historic Liberty Theatre in 1959. Currently in the second year of its seven-year restoration process, this volunteer group has been a “Beacon of the Arts” for the community at large since its inception. 

The new ADA restroom addition was completed and opened for use in July to rave reviews for its beauty and function.  Funding is needed to install an ADA accessible front entry, and a more efficient snack bar. Plans have been drawn up and patrons are invited to view them in the lobby. How you can help with restoring this fine building: A limited number of windows on the second floor are available to sponsor, and some seat sponsorships are still ready to be named. This show is sponsored by: Joel Sweet, Pacific Properties. To find out about sponsorships, contact Jeanne 541-267-4006.

Tickets in advance online http://www.thelibertytheatre.org , at the box office on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m or at the door. The Liberty Theatre is located at 2100 Sherman Ave. in North Bend.

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