The following year, she
again graced the stage of Kingsway Jewish Center in
The Sound of Music, where, because it was an
orthodox temple, no nuns ever appeared and Maria was
now called Miriam. Sandy sang "Climb Every Mountain"
as the Rabbi's wife. Anything is possible in the
theatre, including rewriting history.
Eventually Sandy got her
Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College
and made her way to Los Angeles, where she was
active in the theatre scene, performing in the West
Coast premieres of Kuni Leml and Phantom,
playing Libe and Carlotta respectively. She also
became a member of the Los Angeles cast of Les
Sandy had her first
taste of Yiddish theatre in Los Angeles, in a revue
put together by Cantor Don Croll which was first
performed at the Stephen S. Wise Temple and later
throughout southern California. A tour of Jekyll
and Hyde brought her back east and eventually to
Broadway, where she was in the original cast of
The Scarlet Pimpernel and later Mamma Mia!.
Sandy was honored to have performed with the
National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene in the revival
of their award-winning play, The Golden Land,
as Gnendl/Gussie. Other than the revue in Los
Angeles, Sandy had not performed in Yiddish, though
it was a language she had heard her entire
childhood. It seemed to flow naturally as a link to
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