Kathy Halenda

BWW Review: MAME is Back and Better Than Ever at Riverside Center

“Leading the musical comedy at Riverside is Sandy Bainum and she is the picture of glamor, grace, charm and offers a vivacious portrayal of everyone’s favorite aunt. Bainum has the elegance, beauty and winning vocal power to enchant the full houses that seem to be the fate of this production. (Don’t hesitate to get your tickets!) The comic turns are in good hands with Bainum but she handles the music like a Broadway star. Whether she is warbling “Open a New Window” to her new-found nephew or delivering her 11 o’clock number “If He Walked into My Life,” Bainum makes Mame’s songs her own.”

‘Mame’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

“The cast here is stellar, with Sandy Bainum giving a strong vocal and comedic performance in the title role. Her heartbreaking rendition of “If He Walked Into My Life” was a tour de force.”

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