Guelph, ON February 5, 2015– When country music’s legendary performer, Patsy Cline, died in an airplane crash near Camden, Tennessee on March 5, 1963 she was only 30 years old. Cline left behind a legacy of great music that has allowed her legend to live on. In her show titled, Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline, performer Leisa Way transports audiences back in time, showcasing 30 of Cline’s hit songs, including Crazy, Bill Bailey, Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Back in Baby’s Arms, She’s Got You, Faded Love, Just a Closer Walk With Thee and others. This musical performance, which has been staged at over 50 theatres in Canada, comes to the River Run Centre’s Main Stage on Saturday, February 21 at 8pm as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series.
Leisa Way, the star of Sweet Dreams, was born in Kitchener and raised in Sudbury. She began performing at a young age when she was cast as “Anne” in Anne of Green Gables, a role she played for six seasons at the Charlottetown Festival, including tours of Canada, the USA and Japan; taping for CBC Radio; filming for television; and three performances for the British Royal Family. Since then her career has taken her to more than 50 countries, and she has performed at major theatres in Canada and the USA. Way’s tribute to Patsy Cline has earned rave reviews, with one writer stating, “Leisa Way is a powerhouse of a singer and entertainer. Way dominates the stage, filling every corner of the theatre with her rich, vibrant voice. And if ever a performer could be said to be “channelling” the late, much loved Patsy Cline, then that actor is unquestionably Way.”
Backing Way for this theatrical trip back in time is The Wayward Wind Band, featuring Bruce Ley (The Tommy Hunter Show, The Ronnie Prophet Show) on piano, Bob Hewus on bass and vocals, Eric Mahar on guitars and vocals, and Guelph’s own Sam Cino on drums. Sam has performed with Tannis Slimmon, Dancetheatre David Earle, Big Smoke, Lewis Melville, Eccodek, Hillside Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival and Guelph Dance.
Tickets for this performance start at $34 for adults, and $32 for students and seniors. $5 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students with valid ID. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000, or online at riverrun.ca/tribute-to-patsy-cline
Ella Pauls | Manager of Cultural Development
Culture & Tourism| Community & Social Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2589