ARTS Pick: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline’s signature song, “Crazy,” was written by Willie Nelson (pre-Nashville). Cline had trouble recording it, until she stopped trying to imitate Nelson’s unique voice and nailed it in one take. Photo: Public Domain, commons.wikimedia.org Patsy Cline’s signature song, “Crazy,” was written by Willie Nelson (pre-Nashville). Cline had trouble recording it, until she stopped trying to imitate Nelson’s unique voice and nailed it in one take. Photo: Public Domain, commons.wikimedia.org

The life of a country music icon plays out in the nationally acclaimed musical, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. In her short, notable career, Cline created the term crossover hit, as she intertwined country, pop and gospel, and proved a female headliner is a force to be reckoned with. This production captures her spirit in a mix of music and drama, paying homage while artfully telling the story of her success and premature death.

Friday 3/4. $24.50, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333. theparamount.net.