The Playhouse presents An Evening with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae The Lifetime Achievement Series… Friday 23rd May 2014 to Saturday 24th May 2014 8pm

By Kieran Griffiths

Musical Director Wilson Shields

Starring Alex Sharpe and Karl McGuckin

Be transported back to the era of romance as Hollywood's golden couple Doris Day and Gordon MacRae reunite on stage to tell the story of their lives.

A treat for the eyes and the ears, audiences will fall in love with the infallibly seductive sounds of the 1950 in this stunning new piece of musical theatre.

A night to remember featuring the beautiful bass baritone voice of Karl McGuckin and star of musical theatre Alex Sharpe.



Tickets £12/ £10

Performance Extras

Doris Day will be played by star of musical theatre Alex Sharpe, who began her career playing Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz' at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. She has since enjoyed playing roles across the UK, Scandinavia, Iceland and the US. She played the role of Eponine in the UK National tour of ‘Les Miserables' and Concert tour of Scandinavia and Bernadette in Andrew Lloyd Webber's ‘The Beautiful Game', London. As a soloist with Global music phenomenon Celtic Woman, she toured the States for three years, performing live on ‘Dancing with the Stars', ‘Good Morning America' and for President Obama, along with TV appearances in China and Japan.

The role of Gordon MacRae will be performed by beautiful bass baritone voice Karl McGuckin. Karl trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and 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. His music theatre work includes roles with Bardic Theatre Productions, Ulster Operatic Company, Premier Productions, Ulster Operatic Company and New Lyric Operatic Company.

Alex and Karl will work under the guidance of the award winning Wilson Shields, who has been Musical Director of New Lyric since their 2004 production of Oklahoma. Since that time has seen the company develop into a vibrant and dynamic musical ensemble which has risen to their current ranking of the top company in Ireland.


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