GRAND PRAIRIE – Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St., is getting all dolled up with a special Dolly Parton Tribute show, featuring Sandy Anderson, Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets to this can't miss tribute show are $15 and $20 and can be purchased at www.uptowntheatergp.com or by calling 972-237-8786.
Sandy Anderson traded in working 9 to 5 for singing 9 to 5 when she began her award-winning tribute to Dolly Parton a decade ago. The Las Vegas-based entertainer has even performed a duet with Dolly herself – the two of them charming fans at Dollywood with a sassy version of "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better." She has portrayed Dolly with the world-famous Legends in Concert show.
Sandy has been voted Top Dolly Impersonator in the United States on the "Look-Alike Hotel Reality Show," and was one of the top artists on "The Next Best Thing." She is a three-time winner of the "Country's Hottest Hitter" Award, an award voted on by her peers. She has appeared on cable TV networks CMT, MTV and VH-1. She has even been memorialized at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Las Vegas, where her likeness, costumes, wigs and interviews have been on display. But her proudest moment would have to be when Dolly Parton said in an interview in "Q" Magazine "the best one is Sandy Anderson, she even fools my family."
Sandy truly becomes Dolly when she performs. Her glamorous costumes and wigs create a striking visual resemblance to the Country Music icon, and her singing voice is a dead-ringer for Dolly's, setting the stage for a very memorable performance.
She even includes the trademark Dolly comedy routine, which begins with, "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap." In any setting, Sandy’s talent and professionalism allow her to thrill an audience.
Sandy entered the celebrity impersonation field portraying Barbara Mandrell, but soon a photographer told her, "It's really Dolly Parton you look like." She put on a big blonde wig and a low-cut dress, and saw the likeness herself. Within months, Sandy answered a classified ad from Legends in Concert looking for a Dolly impersonator. She was invited for an audition that week, and hired on the spot.
Since then, she has performed through Legends in Concert at prestigious venues in Las Vegas, Branson, Biloxi, Atlantic City and Myrtle Beach. Sandy most recently returned from Berlin where she performed through the “Stars in Concert” Show. She’s traveled the world and taken dream gigs on cruise ships. She has taken her “Tribute to Dolly” on tour to Australia, Sweden, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. She’s lived in Tennessee, performing at Dollywood and in surrounding areas where Dolly fans flock. She has performed with Kenny Rogers, singing “Islands In The Stream,” and opened up for comedian Rich Little.
This is one tribute show you do not want to miss.