Dream Lover

The world premiere of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical will be exclusive to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre for a limited season from 22 September until 27 November, 2016.

Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical was based on a concept and stage play by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson OAM, after nine years of research and development both here in Australia and the United States.  Simon Phillips will be directing the production.

It tells the story of legendary American singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin.

Winner of three Helpmann Awards entertainer, David Campbell plays the lead role of Bobby Darin.  Sandra Dee will be performed by Hannah Fredericksen.

Other cast members include Caroline O’Connor, Martin Crewes, Marney McQueen and Bert LaBonte. Starring in swing and ensemble roles are Danielle Barnes, Justin Stewart Cotta, Xander Ellis, Matt Hamilton, Andrew Kroenert, Jessica Lindon, Tim Maddren, Phoebe Panaretos, Natasha Paramor, Joshua Robson, Michelle Smitheram, Suzanne Steele, Ellen Sutton, Riley Sutton, Jack Van Staveren and Jayde Westaby. Alternatively the role of young Bobby Darin will be played by Kyle Banfield, Nicholas Cradock and Brendan Godwin.

An Australian cast album has been produced by Sony Music to coincide with the world premiere of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical.   Featuring 34 great hits from the 1950’s and 1960’s including “Mack The Knife“, “Beyond The Sea“, “Splish Splash” and “Dream Lover“.

For further information regarding Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, visit the website here.

Images supplied.  Photos by Brian Geach.

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