The Sound of Music
"Whenever Maria (Sarah Amandes) sings it’s not only the hills that are alive with music, but my entire being. Her voice is magical and soars to the highest peaks of delight whether she’s singing the title song or yodeling ‘The Lonely Goatherd.’ Anyone who can make yodeling sound that good is blessed. Amandes’ portrayal of the Governess is pitch perfect in every single way. Her expressions, mannerisms and movements speak as loudly as her voice, and are also always right on key."
Michael Woody - Dayton Performing Arts Examiner, 5/11/13
A Midsummer Night's Dream
"top notch as Titania"
Hannah Marie Ellison - Blog Critics, 12/10/07
Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver
"Amandes has a delicate, flower-child appeal that makes her lead on "Sunshine on My Shoulders" intoxicating; she alone seems truly connected to Almost Heaven's oft-referenced spirit of the '60s."
Mike Schulz - RCReader, 9/26/07
The Wizard of Oz
"Sarah Amandes' Glinda, Good Witch of the North, has a dingy twist and giggle that harkens to the comic actress Amy Poehler."
Kris Eitland - San Diego.com, 2/19/11
"Sarah Amandes shows versatility and good comic timing in her transformation between the careworn Aunt Em and giggly Glinda the Good Witch."
Pam Kragen - North County Times, 2/17/11
"I especially liked Sarah Amandes' loopy Glinda, Good Witch of the North. It evoked Billie Burke's flutey original but then puts her own original twist on it."
Frank Rizzo - Hartford Courant, 1/21/11