Monday, February 16, 2009

Breaking Theatre News!

From London comes an exciting update: the next star to get the jukebox-musical treatment will be the one and only Miss Doris Day.

Yes, it's true. A regional theatre in the UK will soon be the proud home of A Sentimental Journey, a look at the life and hard times of cinema's Leading Professional Virgin. Personally, we've always preferred Doris's early musicals, things like It's a Great Feeling and On Moonlight Bay, over her now better known glossy romcoms. She had a sauciness that somehow got lost in the midst of all that Not Having Sex.

I'm going to go with the hunch that this particular moment from Doris's 1951 epic I'll See You in My Dreams (a biopic of semi-legendary songwriter Gus "Makin' Whoopee" Kahn) will go undramatized, if only so that the Mill Theatre in Sonning, Oxfordshire remains untorched.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'll only say this much -- she's a sight more convincing than Miss Crawford in "Torch Song."