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Dream Lover – Sydney Lyric Theatre

Dream Lover – Sydney Lyric Theatre

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On Monday I was lucky enough to attend the media launch of Dream Lover, a new musical that opens later this year at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Dream Lover is the extraordinary story of Bobby Darin and we were told that his life was stranger than fiction so it’s sure to be an amazing story and stage production.

I was pretty excited to be going out on a ‘school night’ and hadn’t been to the Sydney Lyric Theatre for a while. The last time I was there I saw Dusty (the musical about Dusty Springfield), which coincidentally was co-written by John Michael Howsen who co-wrote Dream Lover with Frank Howsen. I’ve always loved musicals and come from a pretty musical family. My father and his father were brass band conductors and could both play multiple brass instruments. Growing up I was in my local brass band (kind of had to be when your dad was the conductor) and my instrument of choice was the tenor horn. I was also in many drama, music and singing groups and was always in the school musicals.

Now I’m a grown up I usually stick to going to musicals and productions rather than being in them. My mum shares my love of musicals and stage productions and she is usually my ‘date’ on those occasions. We love musicals! So mum was super duper excited when I told her about Dream Lover.

So I’m assuming everyone has heard the song Dream Lover, it’s almost legendary.

Dream Lover the musical is said to capture the glamour and passion of the big band era, the Rat Pack in Vegas and the Golden Age of Hollywood, a time of trail-blazing stars, knock-out fashions and life-changing events. At Monday’s media event we were introduced to the two lead cast members – David Campbell who plays Bobby Darin and the lovely Hannah Fredericksen who plays Sandra Dee, Darins wife (you know the one…look at me I’m Sandra Dee).

David Campbell as Bobby Darin

We were also treated to a few musical numbers from the show with a swooning David Campbell who does a mean Bobby Darin with an accompanying 18-piece big band! It was pretty amazeballs and I can only imagine how awesome the actual show will be when it opens.

Dream Lover the musical

With an amazing cast comprising of over 40 and a fantastic 18 piece big band on stage Dream Lover is set to be a great production. I can’t wait to see this one and find out more about the life and times of Bobby Darin who is much more than just the songs.

Dream Lover is only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre opening on 30 September.

Tickets are on sale from 7 April and start from $69.90. You can get your tickets and group bookings through ticketmaster.com.au

The Music | The Story | The Era

Visit dreamlover.au for more information.

Love Mummahh


win Competition has now closed – winner has been emailed!

Winner : Molly D

Dream Lover Bobby Darin

I am super excited to be giving away a double pass to this fantastic new production!

To win a double pass to see a preview showing of Dream Lover at the Sydney Lyric Theatre this September leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Bobby Darin song is and why?

Competition closes 9pm, 28 April 2016.  Winner announced 1 May 2106. Full terms and conditions can be found here.


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  • Alison Duke
    April 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    You’re The Reason I’m Living is such a romantic song, the words still give me chills every time I hear it. It was one of the songs played at our wedding reception. I love that you can tell it was sung from the heart and experience.

  • Alison Duke
    April 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    You’re The Reason I’m Living is so romantic, the words still give me chills every time I hear it. It was one of the songs that played at our wedding reception. I love that you can tell it is sung from the heart and experience.

  • julie bennett
    April 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Moon river when big played it for Kerrie on sex and the city and he took her by the hand and danced around on their final night together showing her what his parents did and real old true romance.

  • Alicia
    April 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I’ll always remember my grandparents singing Moon River together. Such a special memory

  • Tracey Taylor
    April 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Moon River has to be the most romantic song ever. Its soft, calming and simply the song that makes you stop and think. Love it. Great Competition…I’m off to put on my C.D now 🙂

  • ant gianni
    April 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Dream Lover for sure Bobby is a legend his music is awesome and David Campbell will be great to show this

  • kim villano
    April 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I grew up listening to Bobby Darin songs and Eighteen Yellow Roses was the one song that I remember the most as my Grandmother would always sing it to me

  • Jenna Gray
    April 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Dream lover. Hearing that song makes me yearn for someone to love me that much. Where has old school romance disappeared? Restore my faith musical Theatre!!

  • Marie Pohnetalova
    April 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Queen of the Hop – I get ‘Dance’ in my pants every time I hear it!

  • Roberto Colombi
    April 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Sail Away – a song that’s so ‘Cruise-y, ‘Water’ great song!’

    April 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

    what a beautiful song of ‘Dream Lover’

  • Kate
    April 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Dream Lover is the only one of his songs I knew he sang but reading these comments I now know alot more!

  • Mikaela C
    April 20, 2016 at 11:04 am

    ‘Dream Lover’ it is such a beautiful song!

  • Karli
    April 19, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Bobby Darin’s “Dream Lover” – the lyrics are genuine and sweet and the fact he wrote it himself adds to the appeal. Melts my heart!

    “Dream lover, where are you
    With a love, oh, so true
    And the hand that I can hold
    To feel you near as I grow old”

  • Amanda
    April 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Dream Lover – everytime it plays sounds like a serenade sung personally for me!

  • Suzanne
    April 19, 2016 at 9:53 am

    My favourite song is “Mack the Knife” because I loved Darin’s interpretation of the lyrics and the way he made the song his own.

  • Samantha smythe
    April 19, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I love them all but ill have to pick beyond the sea those lyrics just stay in your head

  • rheems
    April 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Just love Bobby he is a legend love to see this ….adore Dream lover

  • Scot Barker
    April 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Love the song Daydreamer as was something the folks played when i was growing up and reminds me of being a kid again in simpler days

  • Melissa
    April 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    So many songs to choose from!! I’d have to say ‘Splish Splash’ because I sing that with the kids every time they have a bath. Always amazes me how many words I know, remembered from my childhood when my parents listened to Bobby Darin 🙂

    • Mummahh
      April 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

      I know Melissa, I actually had no idea who Bobby Darin was and was so surprised to see he had sung so many familiar songs!

  • Gregory clarke
    April 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    beyond the sea its a great song to sing a long with.

  • terry issa
    April 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Just love Bobby Dream lover is my fav….to see this live would be the best thing ever please pick me

  • Teresa Clark
    April 10, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    has to be splish splash, i sing it to my son in the bath now, and he loves it.

  • Kristen
    April 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Favourite Bobby Darin song is If i were a Carpenter. Love the tempo, lyrics and the premise that love should be about the person not what they do for a living.