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“Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical” is playing at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre. This colourful show reveals the life of Bobby Darin, the legendary American singer, songwriter and actor. Together with his movie star wife, Sandra Dee, Darin provided the soundtrack to a generation. As a result the production includes 34 hits from the 50s and 60s including “Mack the Knife”, “Beyond the Sea”, “Splish Splash” and the multimillion-seller “Dream Lover”. David Campbell is playing Bobby Darin while Hannah Fredericksen is Sandra Dee. Other stars of the show include Marina Prior who plays the dual roles of former showgirl Polly (Bobby Darin’s mother) and the ambitious, cutthroat Mary Douvan, Sandra Dee’s mother. Martin Crewes plays Steve Blauner, Darin’s oldest friend, biggest fan and longtime manager while Marney Mcqueen is Nina, Darin’s sister. Rodney Dobson plays Charlie, the partner of Nina, and a warm father figure to Darin.
Ongoing, Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 182 183. dreamlover.com.au