With a sensational all-star cast already secured, Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical today added to its impressive billing, announcing Australian Charity of the Year 2016, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation as the show’s official charity partner. Cure Brain Cancer has a strong personal connection to the production. The show’s producer John Frost was a close friend of radio legend Stan Zemanek who died from brain cancer in 2007, and Frost cites Stan’s love of Bobby Darin’s music as an inspiration behind the musical. Stan’s wife... Read More
About the Show
It’s a story that goes far beyond the song and it’s opening September at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Dream Lover reveals the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin. Adored by his fans, who together with his movie star wife Sandra Dee, provide the amazing soundtrack to a generation.
Starring David Campbell, Caroline O’Connor, Hannah Fredericksen, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical), the show presents great hits from the 50s and 60s including Mack The Knife, Beyond the Sea and the multi-million-seller Dream Lover. This musical captures the glamour and passion of the big band era, the Rat Pack in Vegas and the Golden Age of Hollywood – a time of trail-blazing stars, knock-out fashions and life-changing events.
Featuring a sensational cast with over 40 on stage including an 18-piece big band, Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical is a big show with a big score and a big heart.
Don't miss Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical: a true story stranger than fiction and far beyond the song.
· 40 on stage including an 18 piece big band ·
Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. David Campbell stars as the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin, opposite Caroline O’Connor in the dual roles of Darin’s mother Polly and Sandra Dee’s mother Mary, Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee, Bert LaBonte as Charlie, Martin Crewes as Darin’s longtime manager Steve Blauner, and Marney McQ... Read More
Producer John Frost today announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). Also joining the cast in ensemble and swing roles will be Xander Ellis, Matt Hamilton, Andrew... Read More
The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single ‘Dream Lover’ will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. See the cast in the studio here! ... Read More
Producer John Frost today announced the casting for four principal roles in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. Caroline O’Connor, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen will join David Campbell as Bobby Darin and Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee in the extraordinary tale of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. Caroline O’Connor returns to the Australian musical stage fo... Read More
David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres joined director Simon Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical) and producer John Frost today to announce the two lead cast members for the exclusive Sydney season at a special event at Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star. Minister Ayres said, “Sydney is the home of first-run musicals in Australia and we are in... Read More