Published : Monday, February 25, 2019 | 11:06 AM
Sierra Madre Playhouse presents the award-winning hit musical entertainment Doris and Me for two weekends only on April 5. Written by Scott Dreier and Kurtis Simmons. Directed by Richard Israel. Presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse. Starring Scott Dreier.
Doris and Me is subtitled One Man’s Obsession with Doris Day. That man is Scott Dreier, the co-writer and star of this show. It’s not hard to understand Scott’s devotion: At the height of her career, Doris Day was THE biggest star in show business. She starred in 39 films, was the number one female box office star for four years, won three Golden Globes®, was nominated for an Oscar® and starred for five years in a successful TV series. She received numerous accolades, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Cecil B. deMille Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. She recorded 20 albums, the last released in 2011. Many of her recordings are classics of the Great American Songbook. Blessed with wholesome beauty and a curvy figure, graced with an exquisite voice and loved by the camera, Day had a career unique in the annals of show business. Since 1975, she has famously devoted herself to the cause of animal welfare.
Doris and Me is Scott Dreier’s loving tribute to Day, who will have her 97th birthday during the week that this engagement opens. Dreier, himself a gifted vocalist, sings her hits with piano and bass accompaniment: Secret Love, Que Sera Sera, It’s Magic, Everybody Loves a Lover, Sentimental Journey, and many more. He seamlessly weaves behind-the-scenes stories and over 75 curated images and clips from the iconic superstar’s film and recording career with her beloved song hits.
Doris and Me is directed by Richard Israel. He is the two-time recipient of the Ovation Award for Direction of a Musical (Violet, Floyd Collins), and the recipient of Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s Milton Katselas Award for Career Achievement in Direction.
“If you are a Doris Day fan, this show is a must! If you aren’t, you will be one by the end of this heartwarming, entertaining and memorable evening.”— Broadway World Critic’s Pick
Honoring Ms. Day’s work and advocacy on behalf of animals, a local rescue animal in need of a home will be featured at every performance. Donations to the Doris Day Animal Foundation will be encouraged.
This is a sensational musical evening you will long remember. Doris Day is Scott Dreier’s obsession. Make Doris and Me your obsession and see it during its special engagement at Sierra Madre Playhouse.
Doris and Me will be performed on Friday, April 5, 2019, Saturday, April 6, Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Seniors (65+) $30. Youth (to age 21) $25. For reservations contact (626) 355-4318 or visit http://www.sierramadreplayhouse.org/ to purchase tickets online.