Dream Lover

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.

Dream Lover David Campbell Hannah Fredericksen

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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David Campbell

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David Campbell

Bobby Darin

David Campbell is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile entertainers. A proven television and radio host, he also headlines theatre, cabaret and concert performances as well as being a multi-platinum recording artist.

Last year David was honoured to play the title role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney and is thrilled to be reprising the role again in Melbourne.

David is one of our leading musical theatre stars and has achieved similar success on the international stage, most notably captivating New York with his award winning cabaret show.

On TV, David and Sonia Kruger are the popular hosts of the national Today Extra show for the Nine Network. David also co-hosts the beloved Carols By Candlelight telecast each year. For radio, David presents his own top rating, national weekend afternoon radio show on Smooth FM and in print, David is a regular featured columnist in Stellar, News Corp’s popular Sunday magazine.

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Hannah Fredericksen

Sandra Dee

Hannah Fredericksen is building an impressive list of lead role credits across both stage and screen.

Hannah’s leading musical theatre roles include; Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme in The Hayes Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ directed by Dean Bryant, Heather Duke in ‘Heathers – The Musical’ (Showwork) based on the cult 80’s film and directed by Trevor Ashley for the Arts Centre Playhouse and Sydney Opera House, Mallory/Avril in Life Like Company’s Green Room nominated production of ‘City of Angels’ and Kate Kelly in ‘Ned – A New Australian Musical’ (Groaning Dam). Her theatre roles include; Cecily Cardew in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (Citizen Theatre), Elizabeth in David Williamson’s ‘Third World Blues’ (Company Eleven) and Olivia in ‘Twelfth Night’ (Carving Theare Co.).

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Marina Prior

Marina Prior

Polly/
Mary Douvan

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Marina Prior

Polly/
Mary Douvan

Marina’s first professional audition resulted in her first lead role - that of Mabel in the Victoria State Opera's The Pirates of Penzance. She was subsequently invited to perform the role of Guinevere opposite Richard Harris in Camelot. Since then she has performed over thirty lead roles in stage shows throughout Australia. Possibly her most mem...

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Martin Crewes

Martin Crewes

Steve Blauner

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Martin Crewes

Steve Blauner

Since graduating from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Martin Crewes has performed leading roles in Australia, America, the UK and Asia, enjoying a successful career in film, theatre and television. Martin’s feature film credits include the remake of the Richard Franklin cult hit Patrick, alongside Milla Jovovich in the b...

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Marney McQueen

Marney McQueen

Nina

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Marney McQueen

Nina

A NIDA graduate, Marney McQueen is Australia’s Queen of comedic character cabaret. The diversity of her performance is incredible. Not only is she hilariously funny, she is a powerhouse actress with an outstanding voice which has been well showcased in her leading roles in musical theatre as Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Velma Von Tuss...

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Rodney Dobson

Rodney Dobson

Charlie

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Rodney Dobson

Charlie

Rodney Dobson graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1989. He performed in the original Australian productions of Moonshadow, Wicked, The Full Monty, Rosie, Jolson, Sunset Blvde, Miss Saigon, Aspects of Love, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Chess. Other professional credits include most recently; M...

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Danielle Barnes

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Danielle Barnes

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Danielle Barnes

Danielle Barnes

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In a career spanning 25 years and now including eight home grown musical theatre productions, Danielle’s versatility has allowed her to work across a huge range of material from 70’s disco to classical, from comedy to straight theatre. Most recently Danielle appeared in Hayes Theatre Company’s production of Dogfight as Mama and a national tou... Read More
Ian Bliss

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Ian Bliss

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Ian Bliss

Ian Bliss

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Ian Bliss previously performed in North by Northwest for MTC in 2014 and 2015. His other theatre highlights include Jasper Jones, Hamlet, Apologia, Richard III (MTC), and in the Lawler Studio production of Savage River, which originated with Griffin Theatre Company, the Australian tour of War Horse (National Theatre of Great Britain), Jake & Pe... Read More
Ella Burns

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Ella Burns

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Ella Burns

Ella Burns

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Ella graduated from Patrick Studios Australia in 2013. Whilst there, she received the Ross Coleman Award and starred as Queenie in LaChiusa’s version of The Wild Party. Her credits include Hello Dolly!, Dusty, West Side Story and Brigadoon for The Production Company as well as Georgy Girl The Seekers Musical for Richard East and Dennis Smith. Ori... Read More
Jan Di Petro

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Jan Di Petro

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Jan Di Petro

Jan Di Petro

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Jan’s recent credits include the Dialect Coach in Singin’ In The Rain where he danced the iconic Moses Supposes tap routine, and the role of Bert in Mary Poppins for The Court Theatre in Christchurch. Previously, he understudied and performed the role of Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes. He has featured in productions across Australia, Jap... Read More
Stefanie Jones

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Stefanie Jones

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Stefanie Jones

Stefanie Jones

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Stefanie’s music theatre career began at the age of seven when she appeared as Young Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s 10th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. The following year she was cast in SEL & GFO’s production of The Sound of Music playing Brigitta. In 2011 Stefanie graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts having completed ... Read More
Andrew Kroenert

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Andrew Kroenert

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Andrew Kroenert

Andrew Kroenert

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Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Music and Drama from Monash University. His performing credits include Peter in Company (Watch This), Avram in Fiddler On The Roof (TML), Angel City 4 in City Of Angels (Life Like Company), Jim Greene in Show Boat (The Production Company), Sid in the Australian premiere cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (TML)... Read More
Jessica Lindon

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Jessica Lindon

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Jessica Lindon

Jessica Lindon

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Jess began dancing at her local dance studio in Central NSW at the age of 4. Her passion for performing continued throughout her childhood, and at the age of 14 she was offered a scholarship at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Jess excelled in her studies and professional dance training while at VCASS, evidenced when she recei... Read More
Natasha Paramor

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Natasha Paramor

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Natasha Paramor

Natasha Paramor

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Originally from Perth, Natasha grew up singing and dancing under the direction of Debra McCulloch. Since moving to Melbourne, she studied Performing Arts full time and then went on to complete her Diploma in Musical Theatre at Patrick Studios Australia. Natasha has performed nationally and abroad with companies such as Disney, Universal Studios Jap... Read More
Thern Reynolds

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Thern Reynolds

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Thern Reynolds

Thern Reynolds

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Thern has had an extensive and varied career in Musical Theatre. He was cast in his first professional show in 1989 while still in high school – it was the original Australian production of 42nd Street. Thern has barely stopped since. His career has taken him all over Australia, Europe, Asia & the Middle East and has seen him take on many cha... Read More
Joshua Robson

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Joshua Robson

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Joshua Robson

Joshua Robson

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Joshua graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2011. Since then, Joshua has forged a strong career and has established himself as a versatile stage performer. His credits include the Australian tour of Les Misérables, King Kong, Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mysteries, The Threepenny Opera, You’re a Good M... Read More
Suzanne Steele

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Suzanne Steele

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Suzanne Steele

Suzanne Steele

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Suzanne is thrilled to be returning to the stage for the Melbourne season of Dream Lover. She began her training in Brisbane with Lenore Robbins and the Australian Acting Academy, going on to graduate from Queensland Dance School of Excellence and Dance World Studios. Her theatre credits include Funny Girl, Dream Lover, Hugh Jackman’s Arena... Read More
Ellen Sutton

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Ellen Sutton

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Ellen Sutton

Ellen Sutton

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Ellen began dancing at the Australian Ballet School from the age of eight where she performed with the company on several occasions. She then furthered her studies under the direction of Robert Sturrock in Melbourne and more recently continued her training in New York City. Most recently Ellen played the role of the Witch’s Mother in in the 2013-... Read More
Riley Sutton

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Riley Sutton

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Riley Sutton

Riley Sutton

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Originally from Adelaide, Riley began training at the Elder Conservatorium. After one year there, he was able to further his training at WAAPA. While in training he performed as ensemble in A Chorus Line, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He also played both Melchior's father and Moritz' father in Sp... Read More
Jack Van Staveren

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Jack Van Staveren

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Jack Van Staveren

Jack Van Staveren

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Jack graduated from WAAPA in 2014 having played Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along and featured roles in West Side Story, Hair and Reefer Madness. After graduation, Jack toured South Africa with Scooby Doo Live (Life Like) as Fred Jones, then Australia in Scooby Doo: Level Up! Jack appeared in both the Australian and Victorian premie... Read More
Drew Weston

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Drew Weston

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Drew Weston

Drew Weston

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Drew was born in Melbourne and is a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In the few short years since graduating, Drew has quickly made his mark on the Australian and International theatre scene. He most recently made his Melbourne Theatre Company debut playing the role of Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever. In his firs... Read More
Deone Zanotto

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Deone Zanotto

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Deone Zanotto

Deone Zanotto

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Deone has recently returned to Australia after performing on some of the world’s great stages, including Broadway and West End. In 2007 she was cast in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line at the Schoenfeld Theatre, and was later thrilled to return home in 2012 to play Cassie in the Australian production. Other US credits include the national to... Read More

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