Melb Cast for Dream Lover Announced

Hannah Fredericksen & David Campbell. All photos Brian Geach

Campbell & Fredericksen reprise their roles for Melbourne’s Summer Musical Season

Marina Prior Joins Dream Lover Cast

Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, commences at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 27th for a strictly limited season. Tickets are on sale now at
Returning to the lead roles for Melbourne are David Campbell as Bobby Darin and Hannah Fredericksen playing Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin’s wife.  Featured alongside them will be Marina Prior, Marney McQueen, Rodney Dobson and Martin Crewes in the extraordinary story of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin.
Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical produced by John Frost and John and Barbara Gilbert of Gilbert Theatrical, will be the first musical celebrating the return of the summer musical at Arts Centre Melbourne. Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre late last year and audiences fell in love with this new Australian hit.
David Campbell stars as Bobby Darin where he won audience and critical acclaim during the Sydney season. He is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile entertainers working in TV, radio, headlining theatre, cabaret and concert performances as well as being a multi-platinum recording artist. David has achieved similar success on the international stage, most notably captivating New York with his award-winning cabaret show.
Hannah Fredericksen stars as Sandra Dee. Fredericksen recently starred as Olivia Newton-John in the hugely successful TV mini-series Molly, and on stage in the new Australian musical Ned, A New Australian Musical and the Green Room nominated production of City of Angels. Hannah is currently starring in Hayes Theatre Co’s Assassins.
Joining the cast for the Melbourne season is Australian musical theatre royalty Marina Prior. Marina who most recently was praised for her leading roles in The Production Company’s Hello Dolly and currently in MTC’s Hay Fever, will play the dual roles of former showgirl Polly, Bobby Darin’s mother (who is revealed to be his grandmother), and the ambitious, cut throat Mary Douvan, Sandra Dee’s mother.
Martin Crewes will play Steve Blauner, Darin’s oldest friend, biggest fan and longtime manager and in the role of Nina, Darin’s sister (later revealed to be his actual mother), will be Marney McQueen. Fresh from the Australian tour of My Fair Lady, Rodney Dobson will play Charlie, the partner of Nina, a warm father figure to Darin.
The incredible supporting cast includes Danielle Barnes, Ian Bliss, Ella Burns, Jan Di Pietro, Stefanie Jones, Andrew Kroenert,Jess Lindon, Natasha Paramor, Thern Reynolds, Josh Robson, Suzanne Steele, Ellen Sutton, Riley Sutton, Jack Van StaverenDrew Weston, Deone Zanotto.
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. The musical captures 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. 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.
Don’t miss Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, a true story stranger than fiction and far beyond the song.


State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne

From 27 December 2017

BOOKINGS: OR or call 1300 182 183

Watch the Cast and Creative talk about Dream Lover at the Melbourne season launch: