Always... Patsy Cline
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
“Louise, played to the sassy hilt here by Danni Smith... Though one wishes she had more opportunities to sing along with Patsy, she keeps busy not only prodding the stellar five-piece band (led by pianist/music director Aaron Benham), but as the emotional standin for everyone who ever loved Patsy—whether they were drinking and kvetching or not.” -Kerri Reid
“Smith (just off of a terrific turn in Bailiwick’s The Wild Party), winningly spins the show’s sweet web of a story that ties the whole show together.” -Hedy Weiss
“Danni Smith makes for a lively, instantly likeable Louise, the one-woman fan club who ties the show together with sparkling patter and punctuates it with hip bumps.” -Leanne Star
"If there’s any disappointment, it’s that patrons only get to hear Smith sing twice in short-but-lovely duets with Hall. Smith’s considerable resume, including recent bring-the-house-down performances as Violet in Bailiwick’s The Wild Party and as Fosca in Theo’s Passion, illustrate her vocal prowess more than this script allows."
“Danni Smith’s honest, downhome style narration and her comic chops added a human touch to the Cline song fest.” -Tom Williams
“Danni Smith, as Louise Singer, overwhelmingly supplies in love, humor and sincere admiration for her singing idol. The chemistry between these two actresses is real and visible. Luckily for audiences Ms. Smith, who is herself a musical star of the highest calibre (seen recently in The Wild Party and Passion), gets to join Ms. Hall in several of the numbers. However, it’s the honesty and empathy Ms. Smith brings to her portrayal that makes this devoted, caring friend so special.”