Even if you’ve never heard of Bobby Darin, his is a remarkably inspiring story. This US pop singer from the 1950s and 60s truly went from rags to riches. This young boy, told he wouldn’t live past 16, was determined to defy the doctors and his humble beginnings to be a star.
With multiple hit songs like Splish Splash, Mack the Knife and Beyond the Sea, an Academy award nomination and his own TV show, Darin certainly did overcome that dire prediction. In his 37 years he managed to pack more into his life than most of us do in twice that.
Bobby Darin, movie star wife, Sandra Dee, and son, Dodd.
Dream Lover review
David Campbell plays this legendary crooner in brand new musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Story. You can find out more about the story behind Dream Lover here, but this fascinating and dramatic life has been brilliantly transformed into a dazzling night out.
I was lucky enough to catch a preview on the weekend – opening night is 30 September.
David Campbell is a phenomenon!
Campbell is on stage throughout the entire show, slipping off for only a couple of minutes occasionally for a costume change. Where does he get the energy!?!
I knew he was talented, but his seductive voice lifts your heart as it soars through the lyrics of these beautiful songs.
Behind the scenes – David Campbell with the three young actors sharing the role of Bobby Darin as a child.
The excitement of a live concert
With an 18 piece big band on stage, Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical has the excitement of a live concert, but the intimacy and emotion of living Bobby Darin’s life alongside him. With the tears to go with it.
Waiting for the show to start
A fabulous night out
You will come away from Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical having discovered a remarkable talent in Bobby Darin. But it is David Campbell who you will be talking about as you leave the theatre.
When this show opens on Broadway, as I have no doubt it will, it will be David Campbell in the title role. He is absolutely WORLD CLASS.
The standing ovation spoke for itself.
Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical
Opens 30 September at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.
Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster now.