Sally Struthers

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.”

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.”

Riverside’s ‘Mame’ Carries a Sweet Message

“When life delivers hard knocks, Mame takes on every challenge with zest and style—just like the show’s star, Sandy Bainum. And like Mame, Bainum embraces her character’s can-do attitude and she performs the role swimmingly.”

Sandy and Sally sing Mame on CBS

RICHMOND, Va – Producing Artistic Director Patrick A’Hearn, along with accomplished singer, actor and dancer Sandy Bainum and Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers stopped by “Virginia This Morning” to talk about their starring roles in Riverside Center’s adaptation of the classic Broadway Musical, “Mame” now on stage until Sunday, January 17th at Riverside Center Dinner Theater …

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