MANDY LEIGH THOMPSON (AEA)
""a spitfire with a Broadway belt and a performance spiced with endearing poignancy"
"...plays coming of age Annie with gusto. Your heart aches for this character. Thompson is another force who will rise through the ranks as a major actor" -JOANNE GRECO ROCHMAN/ REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
“The acting and singing are incredibly strong… Mandy Leigh Thompson, as Natalie, is utterly convincing as an overachieving teenage daughter, trying desperately to compete against a dead brother for her mother’s affection and recognition."
-NAFTALI ROTTENSTREICH/ THE POST-STAR ( WINNER OF THE 2009 PULITZER PRIZE)
"outstanding performances" - LAUREN YARGER/ BROADWAYWORLD.COM
"sublime" - NANCY SASSO JANIS / CT Critics' Circle
"The cast is great. Not only does each person sing well, they use the music to develop strong and memorable characters... Mandy Leigh Thompson as the sometimes abrasive daughter Natalie is very good as the teenage who solves her mommy issues through bad behavior. In a touch of irony, she counsels her mother to stop taking her meds while escaping her own reality by abusing recreational drugs."
-BOB GOEPFERT/ THE TROY RECORD