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Dusty The Musical at Adelaide Festival Theatre - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 28 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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5/5 Stars
Jeff Busby
Adelaide Festival Centre and The Production Company present Dusty the Musical at Adelaide Festival Theatre running from December 31st - January 22nd. Dusty the Musical is the story of the life and music of Dusty Springfield, starring Amy Lehpamer as Dusty, Todd McKenney as Rodney and Virginia Gay as Peg.

Directed by Jason Langley, Musically Directed by Michael Tyack and Choreographed by Michael Ralph, it tells the story of Dusty Springfield and how she became a musical legend. Born Mary O'Brien, she decides it didn't sound like a professional singer's name, so she was known professionally as Dusty Springfield.

Starring Amy Lehpamer as Dusty Springfield, it was like Dusty reincarnated and the standing applause that closed the show still didn't do it justice. Lehpamer was an inspiration in 'I Only Want to be With You', 'Mamas Little Girl', 'Little by Little', 'Wishin and Hoping' and 'Son of the Preacher Man'. Young Mary played by Baylie Carson did a great job and had an amazing voice that worked so well against Lehpamers during duets. Carsons solo of 'I Only Want to be With You' was beautiful.

Jeff Busby
Todd McKenney suited his role as Rodney, having seen him in more serious roles it was great to see him let his hair down. Rodney's character is fun and suited McKenney's personality.
He did great in 'When the Midnight Train Choo Choo leaves for Alabam', 'Dancing in the Street' and 'Heart and Soul'.

Virgina Gay was great as Peg, after her role in Winners and Losers this fun loving character suited her. She has a quirky vibe and sassy attitude that bounced off Peg. She was beautiful singing 'Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage'.

Chloe Zuel played Reno, Dustys love interest for the duration of her career. Zuel and Lehpamer had beautiful on-stage chemistry. Zuel suited her role as Reno and played it with a sassy attitude and a power to stand for whats right. Reno fought hard for her relationship with Dusty when the world just wasn't quite ready for it.

Don't miss your chance to re-live the swinging sixties with Dusty The Musical in Adelaide this January. 5/5 Stars an incredible show that can't be missed.

Dates:
January 4th, 11th, 18th at 1:00pm
January 7th, 14th, 21st at 2:00pm
January 8th, 15th, 22nd at 3:00pm
January 3rd, 10th, 17th at 6:30pm
January 4th-7th, 11th-14th, 18th-21st at 7:30pm

Cost:
A Reserve Adult $99.90
A Reserve Pensioner $94.90
A Reserve Group 6 (per ticket) $94.90
Subscribe & Save A Reserve Adult $91.90
Subscribe & Save A Reserve Concession $86.90
B Reserve Adult $79.90
B Reserve Concession $74.90
C Reserve Adult $59.90
C Reserve Concession $54.90

Tickets are available at: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/shows/dusty-the-musical/
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Why? Musical Theatre
When: Jan 3rd - Jan 22nd
Where: Adelaide Festival Theatre
Cost: $54.90 - $99.90
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