Friday Night in the Big Town: Patsy Cline, Rocky Horror & Gary Allen

I’ve pondered a lot of things this week. Things like does David Boren ever wear anything else besides a suit and tie? Or how long has this pizza been in the fridge? Does David Boren ever eat pizza? Why do my dog’s feet smell like corn chips all the time? Does David Boren ever eat corn chips? Do his feet smell like corn chips? Why did I watch a 10 minute Facebook Live video of Robin Marsh curling her hair?

Before we reflect on these questions, and think of others, here’s your Friday Night In The Big Town.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
Friday, September 22  •  7:30 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall
okcciviccenter.com

Do you like to go out walkin’ after midnight? Out in the moonlight? Have you ever stopped to see a weepin’ willow cryin’ on his pillow? Did you ever think maybe he’s cryin’ for me? If you answered yes to any of these questions, than by all means run, don’t walk, to A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.

Personally, I’m a big fan of Patsy Cline’s music. She really was the renaissance woman of her era and broke barriers for many female artists. I even cried in disbelief as a kid when my dad told me she died in a plane crash. Yes, she died years before I was even born but, like that weepin’ willow cryin’ on his pillow, I took to the news extra hard.

I personally can’t afford to even drive by the Civic Center Music Hall these days. Knowing my luck the student loan people would call just as I drove by and they would be able to hear all that fancy architecture in the background and know that I could totally pay their suggested monthly amount. But by all means you should totally risk going. This show is being billed as a nostalgic stroll down memory lane as Broadway’s Julie Johnson returns to the CityRep stage to star in the show called “the perfect small musical.”

Call your grandma because she’s probably sitting at home saying to herself that she’s crazy for thinking that her love could hold you. Tell her to slather herself in that stomach-churning perfume she loves, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor, and take her to see A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Who knows, there might even be an extra $5 in it for you at your next birthday. Just don’t tell the student loan people.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sept. 22 to Oct. 31  •  8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25
The Boom!

That’s just like the world today. It’s not even October and we’re already breaking out The Rocky Horror Picture Show? This is almost as bad as that neighbor who leaves his Christmas lights up year round.
But, damn it, Janet, how can you stay mad at The Boom for wanting to shower us with the cult classic more than a month before Halloween?

The Boom is like our dear friend who knows we’ve been waiting so long to bust out our French maid costumes or pretend like we’re Meatloaf to sing along with Janet Weiss, Brad Majors, Riff Raff, Columbia, Magenta and Dr. Frank-N-Furter as they make their way through classics tunes like “Time Warp” and “Don’t Dream It, Be It.” Don’t forget to pack your toast and rice.

Gary Allan at Oklahoma State Fair
September 22  •  7:30 p.m.
State Fair Park

Let’s just hope that the Rocky Horror Picture Show people don’t get their wires crossed and show up at the fairgrounds instead of The Boom. It’s a recipe for disaster, really. I can’t see the Gary Allan fans and the Dr. Frank-N-Furter fans getting along, someone is liable to bust a a fishnet.

Don’t ask me to tell you one single Gary Allen song, but apparently he’s registered five No. 1 singles and must be a big deal if he’s headlining the Oklahoma State Fair on a Friday night. They don’t just give that job to anyone, or do they?