Dream Lover

Theatre, Musicals Arts Centre Melbourne , Southbank Until Sunday March 4 2018
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Dream Lover 2016 1 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach
Hannah Fredericksen and David Campbell
Dream Lover 2016 2 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach
Dream Lover 2016 3 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach
Marney McQueen, Caroline O’Connor and Bert LaBonte
Dream Lover 2016 4 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach
Kyle Banfield and Caroline O’Connor
Dream Lover 2016 5 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach
Dream Lover 2016 6 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach
David Campbell and Martin Crewes
Dream Lover 2016 7 (Photograph: Brian Geach)
Photograph: Brian Geach

The homegrown jukebox musical about American crooner Bobby Darin is coming to Melbourne – with David Campbell in the lead

Premiering in Sydney in 2016, this new musical sees Oz music theatre mega-producer John Frost team up with three-time Helpmann Award-winner David Campbell (Shout! The Legend of the Wild One) and director Simon Phillips (Ladies in Black) to celebrate American jazz musician, songwriter and nightclub crooner Bobby Darin. 

Darin broke through into international stardom in the late 1950s with the hit tunes 'Dream Lover' and 'Beyond the Sea', among others. He and actress Sandra Dee also became media darlings following an on-set romance during the filming of the 1960 film Come September, after which they married.

Campbell will reprise the role of Darin, joined by Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee. 

Co-written by Frank Howson (writer the films Boulevard of Broken Dreams and What the Moon Saw) and John-Michael Howson (co-writer of Shout! and Dusty: The Original Pop Diva), Dream Lover features 34 hits either written or reinterpreted by Darin in the 50s and 60s, including 'Mack The Knife', 'Beyond the Sea', 'Splish Splash' and 'Dream Lover'.

Our Sydney reviewer wrote: "Dream Lover knows what it’s about: Darin’s well-known hits, with his triumphs and tribulations interwoven with songs for added emotional effect. This is a jukebox musical with heart, and its energy and enthusiasm is contagious."

Read Time Out Sydney's four-star review of Dream Lover.

Venue name: Arts Centre Melbourne
Address: 100 St Kilda Rd
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-late; Sat 9am-late; Sun 10am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $59.90-$139.90
Event website: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/musicals/dream-lover
    • Arts Centre Melbourne $59.90-$139.90 Buy tickets
    • Arts Centre Melbourne $59.90-$139.90 Buy tickets
    • Arts Centre Melbourne $59.90-$139.90 Buy tickets
    • Arts Centre Melbourne $59.90-$139.90 Buy tickets
    • Arts Centre Melbourne $59.90-$139.90 Buy tickets