Sandy Bainum: Ever Blondeward

“Sandy displayed a keen jazz sensitivity in her salute to Dearie with Dave Frishberg’s “I’m Hip,” which nicely echoed Dearie’s coy delivery and, later in the show, hit the money note saluting Cook with “Vanilla Ice Cream.” Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” the closer before the encores, was a tour du force as Bainum convincingly hit the emotions of the lyrics. This well-constructed theme show undoubtedly reflects the strong guiding hand of its director, Andrea Marcovicci.”