One more chance

Be­ing Hank & Patsy back at Bauer Jan. 11, 12

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After the run­away suc­cess of Be­ing Hank & Patsy last sum­mer, Ralph is back in town to join

Laura for one more run of the mu­si­cal.

In this true story, fate brings two ac­tors to­gether when they are hired to play the roles of coun­try mu­sic’s most fa­mous he­roes,

Hank Wil­liams and Patsy Cline.

To their sur­prise they fall in (and then out of ) love. But this is only the be­gin­ning of a friend­ship that con­tin­ues to grow and deepen as they keep mak­ing mu­sic and mem­o­ries to­gether. The sto­ries of Hank and Patsy are re­vealed and their clas­sic tunes are per­formed with ease and flair by these two sea­soned singers.

The au­di­ence gains a glimpse at their lives on stage, but also the mu­si­cal ro­mance that blos­somed back­stage, and hear some of the tunes that helped love take flame at camp­fire jams and gigs.

The mem­oire is funny, touch­ing and bru­tally hon­est, as the true sto­ries of Hank and Patsy in­ter­twine with the story of Ralph Steiner and Laura Teas­dale’s rocky re­la­tion­ship. The joy that is so ev­i­dent when these two share the stage is a tes­ta­ment to the power of great mu­sic to hold peo­ple to­gether even after their hearts have been torn apart.

The show con­tin­ues to grow and change as life con­tin­ues to cre­ate amaz­ing ad­ven­tures for the mu­sic duo. The script is ever chang­ing as Laura and Ralph hon­estly share the sto­ries of their jour­ney in­clud­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences on the Fes­ti­val Antigo­nish main stage this sum­mer and Teas­dale’s big move back home to Nova Sco­tia.

“There were so many peo­ple who missed the show and lots of peo­ple who come up to me say­ing they want to see it again or bring friends who they know would love it. So Ralph said he would come back to Antigo­nish to do a cou­ple shows in Jan­uary,” Teas­dale said.

Steiner added, “I have been so wel­comed in Antigo­nish and you will never have to ask me twice to come back here. It is an amaz­ing feel­ing when the whole au­di­ence joins in on those clas­sic tunes at the end of the show. Feels like fam­ily.”

Be­ing Hank & Patsy will re­turn to St. F.X.’S Bauer The­atre Fri­day, Jan. 11 and Satur­day, Jan. 12, at 7:30 pm.

Tick­ets, which are only $20, are avail­able at Antigo­nish 5¢ to $1 or by call­ing 902-863-0064.

Con­trib­uted

Be­ing Hank & Patsy will re­turn to St. F.X.’S Bauer The­atre.

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