January 8, 2016 – February 7, 2016 Fri. – Sat. 7pm and Sat. – Sun. 2pm
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is coming to the Granbury Opera House for four weekends in January.
A loving tribute to country music’s most enduring superstar, the musical journey traces the legendary singer’s rise from her hometown in Winchester, Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall. Cline defined the term “crossover hit” by dominating country, blues, pop, and gospel charts simultaneously in the 1950s and early 1960s.
The full-stage production, which is sanctioned by the Patsy Cline Estate, features the singer’s meteoric rise with performances of 21 songs in settings such as WINC Radio Winchester, the Grand Ole Opry, the Mint Casino in Las Vegas, Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge in Nashville, and Carnegie Hall. Steve Barcus co-stars along with the Patsy Cline Band.
“Audiences will be taken back to a time when the singing was so rich and beautiful,” commented Julie Johnson, who stars as America’s favorite country music sweetheart in Dean Reagan’s musical tribute.
It’s a great show for someone who has never been introduced to her music, Johnson noted. “You don’t have to be a country music fan to love Patsy, although it doesn’t hurt either.”
Cline was an award-winning singer prior to her untimely death in March 1963, when she was only 30. Her hits included “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” “Crazy,” and “Sweet Dreams.”
Tickets are available through the Granbury Theatre Company box office at 817-579-0952 or online at www.granburytheatrecompany.org.
Shows run from Jan. 8 through Feb. 7. Fridays – Sundays