• A Farewell to Doris

    Starring Melinda Schneider

  • Date:

    Saturday 28th March
    8pm
  • PRICE:

    $25 - $120.00
  • LOCATION:

    Auditorium
  • RUNNING TIME:

    Approx 1 hr 30 mins
  • TICKETS:

    Entertainment Centre
    Box Office: 1300 788 503
    Book Now
  • PACKAGES:

    VIP
    Dinner
  • Category: Music
A Farewell to Doris Poster

A FAREWELL TO DORIS

A tribute to the legendary Doris Day

Starring Melinda Schneider

Following the recent passing of the legendary Doris Day, acclaimed Australian singer Melinda Schneider pays tribute to her childhood idol in A Farewell To Doris, performing all of Doris’ timeless hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Sentimental Journey, Everybody Loves a Lover and Secret Love, backed by the wonderful Young At Heart Orchestra. A nostalgic concert celebration of a remarkable life.

Melinda’s love affair with Doris Day started when she saw Calamity Jane when she was just eight. “I thought she was the best of everything a woman can be, and when I grew up I wanted to be just like her,” Melinda says. “Whenever I revisit some of her old movies, I’m transported back to that place, a place of happiness and pure joy.

In 2010, Melinda released the acclaimed tribute album Melinda Does Doris – A Tribute To Doris Day, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Jazz and Blues chart, remaining there for 9 weeks. The following year, Melinda starred in her own hugely successful original theatre show, DORIS, Doris Day – So Much More Than The Girl Next Door, which she wrote with David Mitchell of Dusty/Shout fame. The show played to packed houses across the country, including a sold-out show at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in 2012.

Before the show was staged, Melinda sent Doris the script. “I wanted to make sure she was happy with the way we had portrayed her, and she came back giving me the thumbs up, which made me very happy.

Following the successful capital city seasons, Melinda created a concert production of the show, Melinda Does Doris: A Tribute to Doris Day, which has toured to appreciative audiences in cities and towns all around Australia.

In October 2016, Melinda released a second Doris album, Melinda Does Doris … Again – The Movie Songs. And in June 2017, she teamed up with Tom Burlinson for another sold-out performance at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as well as at Melbourne and Brisbane, celebrating the hits of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra in a show called Young At Heart.

Melinda is saddened by Doris’ passing, but proud to present A Farewell To Doris, knowing that Doris’ work will continue to bring joy to audiences of all ages. “Doris was multi-talented, a true triple threat: a world-class singer, dancer and actor. But it is her beautiful spirit that will stay with me. Doris was so likeable and exuded such sincerity and joy and all that is good. There will never be another like her”.

Singing her songs and telling her incredible story of resilience has been an absolute honour, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to celebrate her wonderful talent with audiences once again.

Treat yourself to a VIP ticket to receive the following special extras:
* Ticket to the show
* Exclusive meet and greet with Melinda during soundcheck
* Copy of a Farewell to Doris 2-CD set
* Copy of Wish You Were Here EP
* Doris Day Cotton Tea Towel
* Tour Fan Card
* Autograph & Photo opportunity with Melinda

PRICES
Adult: $54.90.00
Member/Concession: $49.90
VIP: $120.00
Child (2-18): $25.00

TRANSACTION FEES
Counter Sales: no transaction fee
Online Bookings: $2.50 per transaction
Telephone Bookings: $6.00 per transaction
Postage (if required): $5 per order

ENCORE DINING
Enjoy a delicious pre-show two-course dinner.
Member: $38
Regular: $42
Child (2 - 14): $15.00

Dinner commences at 6pm – please be seated no later than 6.30pm
Dinner bookings for this event will close on Monday 23 March at 12pm

All meals are freshly prepared on site using local suppliers. To assist us in providing you with your preferred menu choice it is essential to place your order by calling the Box Office or emailing us here at least one week prior to the show.

Check back in closer to the event for an updated menu for Autumn 2020.

For further information, please contact the Box Office on 1300 788 503.

RUNNING TIME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Approximately 2 hrs 10 mins (incl interval)

RECOMMENDED FOR
PG

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