The Playhouse is transporting the Millennium Forum back to the romantic era of MGM Hollywood on Valentine’s weekend with ‘An Evening with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae.’
Starring Alex Sharpe and Karl McGuckin as Hollywood’s golden couple, Doris Day and Gordon MacRae will reunite on stage to tell the story of their lives on Friday, February 12.
Doris Day will be played by star of musical theatre Alex Sharpe, who has toured America as a lead soloist with the Irish Singing Sensation Celtic Women and starred alongside Colm Wilkinson in his famed role as Jean Valijean in les Miserables in the West End.
The role of Gordon MacRae will be performed by beautiful bass baritone voice Karl McGuckin.
Karl’s opera work includes ‘The Mikado’, ‘The Elixer of Love’ and ‘The Rakes Progress’ with Welsh National Opera, ‘La Traviata’ and ‘HMS Pinafore’ with Lyric Opera Ireland, and ‘La Pietra Del Paragone’ with Royal Irish Academy of Music.
He most recently appeared as Josef Locke in The Playhouse production of ‘Josef Locke- A Grand Adventure’ by Felicity McCall.
The charming and romantic piece of musical theatre is written and directed by Playhouse producer
Kieran Griffiths, will feature all the classics of Hollywood, including ‘By The Light of The Silvery Moon’, ‘When I Fall In Love’, and of course, not forgetting ‘Que Sera Sera’. Famous stage couple Doris Day and Gordon MacRae appeared together in five different films. Their on-screen pairing came when movie musicals hit the peak of their popularity in the fifties.
“Doris Day held a highly esteemed and very lofty position within her industry, and it’s so easy to see why! In her work with Gordon there was really a genuine warmth and believability” Pauline Ross said.
“We’re delighted to have such talented stars as Alex and Karl on board to recreate the magic of a couple that wooed everyone in Hollywood.
“This lovely piece will be a treat for the eyes and the ears, we know that audiences at The Millennium Forum will completely fall in love with the seductive sounds of this romantic era of MGM Hollywood!”
The Playhouse production of ‘An Evening with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae’ by Kieran Griffiths will come to The Millennium Forum for one night only on Friday 12 February at 8pm.
Tickets are available at The Millennium Box Office(0)28 7126 4455 or to book online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk.