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Time running out to see hit show Dream Lover

November 6, 2016

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Campbell shines in Bobby Darin Musical

Season ends November 27

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, November 27. 

David Campbell stars in Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical.

David Campbell stars in Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical.

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 wonderful costumes capture the period, as does Andrew Hallsworth’s snappy, inventive choreography. Simon Phillips’ slick direction keeps things moving seamlessly and he is well served by a terrific cast.” Broadwayworld.com said, “Australia … can rival anything Broadway or the West End can produce” and The Australian raved about “a thrilling 18-piece band”.

“It’s so gratifying to see the audience response to Dream Lover,” said producer John Frost.

“With standing ovations at every performance and five star reviews by audience members on social media, Dream Lover has proved to be the hit I hoped it would be. Simon Phillips has created a production of which we are extremely proud, and David Campbell’s extraordinary performance as Bobby Darin has been acclaimed by everyone. Thank you Sydney for taking Dream Lover to your heart.”

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said, “This remarkable new Australian production has been delighting audiences as it shares the life story and songbook of Bobby Darin. I’m very proud of the role the NSW Government has played in securing this production and bringing it to fruition. Sydney is the only place you can see Dream Lover and with just three weeks left I encourage everyone to book their tickets and to come to Sydney for an evening of fantastic entertainment.”

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 fans, Bobby Darin, together with his movie star wife Sandra Dee, provided the iconic soundtrack to a generation.

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 McQueen as Nina, Darin’s sister.

In ensemble and swing 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, while Kyle Banfield, Nicholas Cradock and Brendan Godwin will alternate in the role of the young Bobby Darin.

Based on an original concept and stage play by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, and adapted for the stage by Frank Howson with Simon Phillips and Carolyn Burns, the show includes 34 great hits from the 50s and 60s including Mack The Knife, Beyond the Sea, Splish Splash and the multi-million-seller Dream Lover.

Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical was secured for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

Evening and matinee performances are available so secure your seat today before it’s too late

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