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Dream Lover-The Bobby Darin true story stranger than fiction
If you hanker for the days of big bands, showgirls and crooners, you'll love Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical - at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. High-kicking off on December 27 for the preview shows, Dream Lover is the first in a return season of summer musicals at the State Theatre. It stars David Campbell as Darin, Hannah Fredericksen as the dazzling Sandra Dee, and Marina Prior in the dual roles of Darin's mother Polly and Dee's mother, the ambitious Mary Douvan.
Darin's musical success followed an inauspicious early life, documented in fascinating detail by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, whose original concept and stage play was adapted for the musical by Frank Howson with Simon Phillips and Carolyn Burns. The show includes fabulous sets, glamorous costumes and 34 great hits from the 50s and 60s. A not-to-be-missed entertainment extravaganza.