BURBANK, CA -- Doris Day turned 75 on Apr. 3, and what better way to celebrate the mileston event than with a revue of songs associated with her prolific film career?
Definitely Doris, The Music of Doris Day, a musical revue spanning the illustrious 35-year career of the film star, had its West Coast premiere on Friday, Apr. 3 at the Falcon Theatre, following engagements in London and Boston. Preview performances began on Mar. 25 for a run that was supposed to close May 3 but was just extended to May 24. After the L.A. gig, the show will go Toronto.
Made up of 40 songs associated with Day, the revue celebrates her musical achievements by performing such songs as "Sentimental Journey," "It's Magic," "Love Me or Leave Me," "Pillow Talk" and, of course, "Que Sera Sera."
The five-member ensemble includes Patty Carver, Julia Gregory, John Heffron, Lyle Kanouse and Perry Stephens. Produced by Today's World Productions and directed by Jerry Goehring, the show is written by Carver and Leo P. Carusone, and features musical supervision and arrangements by Carusone and musical staging by Larry Sousa.
Performances of Definitely Doris run through May 24 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive. Tickets are priced at $19.48 -- the year Doris Day made her first film for Warner Brothers. For inforomation call (818) 955-8101. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent