THIS JUST IN: Cherry and Spoon says "Always . . . Patsy Cline" is "perfectly cast, full of heart, and highly entertaining for anyone who's ever heard Patsy's music."

Jill Schafer of Cherry and Spoon visited Lyric Arts this past Saturday to see Always . . . Patsy Cline. Here's what she had to say....

All of your favorite Patsy Cline songs are included in the show, including "Crazy," "She's Got You," "I Fall to Pieces," and "Walkin' After Midnight," to name but a few of the over 20 performed. Gracie Anderson returns from last year as Patsy. She has a voice that's perfectly suited to these songs, and sounds effortlessly gorgeous. It's such a treat to hear these beloved songs brought to life with a voice that sounds familiar and comforting.

New to the show this year is Kate Beahen as Louise, who is a wonderful host on this journey through the lives and friendship of Patsy and Louise. It feels like we've been invited into Louise's homey kitchen as she speaks directly to the audience with a wink, a nod, and an ad lib or two, even walking into the audience and chatting with folks. Kate is great fun to watch, especially as she watches Patsy, expressing Louise's love and admiration for her friend and her music. Gracie and Kate really bring the warmth and closeness of this special friendship to life.

Gracie Anderson as Patsy Cline

Gracie Anderson as Patsy Cline

Kate Beahen as Louise Seger

Kate Beahen as Louise Seger

To read her full review: Cherry and Spoon