About the Show
Drawing its title from Doris Day’s first musical performance captured on screen, It’s Magic! – The Life & Music of Doris Day, is the unique opportunity to hear the music of Doris Day – who never performed live again after her first movie appearance – sung by singer /actress Kelly Lester, who captures the style, warmth, and qualities of Ms. Day, supported by musical arrangements fashioned after the originals.
Originally created for Crystal Cruise’s Film and Theatre Theme Cruise celebrating Doris Day, this one woman show highlights some of Miss Day’s biggest hits and shares surprising stories about her remarkable life, which took her from Cincinnati Ohio to the pinnacle of Hollywood Stardom. From the swing of the 1940s to the sweet love songs of the 1950s & 1960s, audiences will enjoy a total of twenty one songs, including such hits as “Sentimental Journey”, “It’s Magic”, “Secret Love”, and “Que Sera Sera”.
A portion of the proceeds of “It’s Magic!…” will benefit The Doris Day Animal Foundation – one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the world, founded in 1978 by the legendary performer herself, with a straightforward mission that continues to this day: to help animals and the people who love them.
Musical arrangements by Chris Hardin
Musical director – Shelly Markham
Written and directed by Loren Lester