In 2014, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hello, Dolly!, Sally Struthers embarked on a national tour of Hello, Dolly! It wasn’t the first time that she has played this irrepressible matchmaker.
“Theater is not for sissies,” Struthers said by phone during a stop on this tour” “I know a lot of actors who would never step a foot on the stage because it’s too hard. It’s really tough to learn an entire play, memorize all of the dialogue, all of the songs and the blocking and choreography and then do it beginning to end without stopping.”
Struthers, whose decades-long career includes two Emmy Awards as Gloria in “All in the Family,” surely has a presence, but not so much that “Dolly!” becomes the Sally Struthers show. Her performance is big and bold, and she sings it well, but she also acts it well, particularly in the not-so-brash moments when Dolly is talking to her late husband, Ephraim Levi.
-Sally Struthers struts her stuff in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (theater review)
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