Broadway veterans Paige Davis and Patrick Page — who are married offstage — appeared as the wedded couple onstage in the Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical I Do! I Do!
at The Old Globe in San Diego.
The show played a special run at the California company’s new Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Dec. 11-20, 2009. Opening night was Dec. 12.
“We’ve been a couple for 14 years and married for eight of them, so we hoped to be able to bring a special kind of truth to the marriage depicted in the show,” stated “Paige and Page” in a release. The special engagement was part of the opening celebration of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (The new Center includes the flagship Old Globe Theatre, the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center and Hattox Hall, the re-designed Copley Plaza, a new seating pavilion and the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.)
Based on The Fourposter
by Jan de Hartog, the musical from the creators of The Fantasticks
“spans five decades in the life of a married couple – from the nervousness of their wedding day to the wisdom of old age,” as notes describe. The story of Michael and Agnes originally played on Broadway with Mary Martin and Robert Preston.
Davis, known to television audiences as the host of “Trading Spaces
,” has played on Broadway in Boeing-Boeing
. Page was seen at The Globe in Cyrano De Bergerac
and on Broadway in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical
and The Lion King
. The duo met while appearing in Beauty and the Beast