Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical

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.

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Dream Lover is Announced as Melbourne’s Summer Musical

April 30th, 2017

Leading theatre producer John Frost and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne, Claire Spencer, today announced that they would unite to reinstate the tradition of the annual summer musical in the State Theatre of Arts Centre Melbourne from 2017. “In days gone by, Melbourne audiences looked forward to enjoying lavish musicals during their summer holidays. Shows like Hello Dolly, The Secret Garden and The King and I opened in late December at the State Theatre and played though January and February,” they said. The first musical... Read More


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Lastminute.com.au review of Dream Lover

November 16th, 2016

Leading travel blog www.lastminute.com.au attended a recent performance of Dream Lover and loved every minute. As quoted by Nicole Redfern, lastminute.com.au’s Managing Blog Editor, "grab the music lover in your life and make it a date. In the words of Bobby Darin, “You live lots of times, if you know how,” and a night out at Dream Lover is definitely living done right." Read more from the review... Read More


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Yamaha Music, proud supporter of Dream Lover

November 16th, 2016

Yamaha Music is proud to be a sponsor of Dream Lover providing the digital pianos used on stage during each performance. Yamaha Music Australia is a wholesaler of music instruments, music related equipment and home entertainment products, and a provider of music education, through the Yamaha Music Education Centre. The company places great importance on developing young musicians, and popularising music worldwide. For more click here... Read More


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Last Three Weeks for the World Premiere Season of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

November 7th, 2016

The World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre has only three weeks remaining. After standing ovations at every performance, the acclaimed production must close on Sunday 27 November. Audiences and media have praised this wonderful production. The Sunday Telegraph said, “Turning in a phenomenal performance, Campbell is the charismatic heart and anchor of Dream Lover … Brian Thomson’s glittery black set, studded with arching lights, puts the superb 18-piece big band on stage. Tim Chappel's... Read More


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Opening Night – Red Carpet Flower Walls

October 10th, 2016

Dream Lover partnered with Sydney's first and premier flower wall, photo booth, foam lettering and props brand, The Flower Wall Sydney, to bring the opening night to life. Thanks to The Flower Wall for creating our two stunning flower walls that reflected the Dream Lover brand, and of course Bobby's flower of choice - yellow roses. Visit www.theflowerwall.com.au for your next event.... Read More


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Opening Night – Yellow Roses Special Offer

October 10th, 2016

Do you know the history of Bobby Darin and the yellow rose? Bobby Darin met Sandra Dee in 1960 whilst filming together and was instantly smitten. Bobby decided the best way to win Sandra over, was to get into the good graces with her mother. Bobby’s hit song ‘18 yellow roses’ was inspired by Sandra’s mother and every day, for four weeks whilst on set, Bobby sent Sandra’s mother 18 yellow roses. Bobby believed “you always make sure the mama dog likes you, before you go near her puppy.” Bobby and Sandra eloped later that year. ... Read More


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Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical Cast Album featuring David Campbell Out Now!

September 27th, 2016

To coincide with the spectacular world premiere opening of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney, Sony have released a special cast album featuring the smash hits of a generation including ‘Mack The Knife’, ‘Beyond the Sea’, ‘Splish Splash’ and the multi-million-seller ‘Dream Lover’. Starring stage and television star David Campbell as the legendary Bobby Darin, opposite the superb Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee, and musical theatre Queen Caroline O’Connor, and joined by Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewe... Read More


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Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical Hits the Stage

September 22nd, 2016

The much anticipated World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical hits the stage tonight for its first preview performance, ahead of the official opening night on 6 October. This exciting all-Australian production will play exclusively in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for ten weeks only. An extraordinary story that goes far beyond the song, Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical reveals the amazing life of this legendary American singer, songwriter and actor. An intimate and epic story of an all-round entertainer adored by his... Read More


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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Announced as Official Charity Partner

August 25th, 2016

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


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Rehearsals Underway for Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

August 23rd, 2016

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


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Further Cast Members Announced for Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

July 31st, 2016

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



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Further Lead Cast Members Announced for Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

July 3rd, 2016

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


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David Campbell to make a splash as Bobby Darin in ‘Dream’ Stage Role

April 3rd, 2016

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


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