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Cline Actress Ready To Go ‘Crazy’

When you’re looking for a Patsy Cline, you need a certain age – the singer’s career spanned just 15 years – and a certain look. Most of all, when it came to casting the star of a story told mostly through song, the director of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” was looking for a certain set of pipes. Alyssa Day, a 27-year-old Spokane actress who grew up listening to country music, delivered. “The biggest thing is the voice, and Alyssa just knocks it out of the park,” said Jhon Goodwin, who’s directing the cast of just two for the show, which will open Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre’s studio theater/Adrian Rogers, SR. More here. (Jesse Tinsley SR photo: Alyssa Day, right, plays the title character and Scott Miller, left, plays a DJ named "Little Big Man" at the Civic Theatre's Studio Theater)