Doris and Me

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

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Reviews: 0

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.
Written by Scott Dreier and Kurtis Simmons. Directed by Richard Israel.
[Photo credit: Ed Krieger]

Reviews

Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

Scott Dreier is an appealing personality who quickly and surely bonds with his audience. He is a superb vocalist who bends the songs to his will, displaying a myriad of styles suited to each individual song, rendered with all the appropriate emotion each number requires. Mr. Dreier is more than a cabaret artist; he is also a consummate storyteller who weaves his own personal story into the epic tale of Ms. Day's career. His worshipful reverence for Doris Day is palpable as he reveals details of his life and how his regard for the iconic star turned into a sustaining love that did not go unrequited. How exactly did that happen? Go see the show.

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...Scott's performance isn't just limited to his gushing out his heart and soul for a show-biz type from another era to an audience. With the on-stage musical backup featuring Andy Langham as musical director performing on piano with Gary Wicks on bass, Scott has the opportunity to sing a selection of Doris' bigger and even lessor hits from her movies and record albums. His presentation holds plenty of that same charm, grace, heart, and soul. Not a funky soul, but a soul that possesses energy, vitality, and sprit.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

Scott Dreier is an appealing personality who quickly and surely bonds with his audience. He is a superb vocalist who bends the songs to his will, displaying a myriad of styles suited to each individual song, rendered with all the appropriate emotion each number requires. Mr. Dreier is more than a cabaret artist; he is also a consummate storyteller who weaves his own personal story into the epic tale of Ms. Day's career. His worshipful reverence for Doris Day is palpable as he reveals details of his life and how his regard for the iconic star turned into a sustaining love that did not go unrequited. How exactly did that happen? Go see the show.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


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...Scott's performance isn't just limited to his gushing out his heart and soul for a show-biz type from another era to an audience. With the on-stage musical backup featuring Andy Langham as musical director performing on piano with Gary Wicks on bass, Scott has the opportunity to sing a selection of Doris' bigger and even lessor hits from her movies and record albums. His presentation holds plenty of that same charm, grace, heart, and soul. Not a funky soul, but a soul that possesses energy, vitality, and sprit.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review