Articles on ‘Caroline O’Connor’

Breaking: Anastasia to come to Australia!

Christy Altomare and Derek Klena in Anastasia on Broadway. Photography by Michael Murphy.

Have you heard? There’s breaking news from St. Petersburg! (Well, the news actually comes from Broadway… But why would I waste the opportunity to use such a perfect lyrical reference?) and last night reported that the producers of Anastasia on Broadway are planning to stage the show around the world, with one production… Read more.

Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

David Campbell and cast. Photo by Brian Geach.

When Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical made its world premiere on opening night at the Sydney Lyric, it was met with thunderous applause. Designed to make you tap your toes and hum along, this jukebox musical glitters with the best of them. From the first number we’re invited into the life of acclaimed… Read more.

First look at Dream Lover, Sydney!

David Campbell in Dream Lover. Image by  Dayna Ransley Photography

Over the last decade or so, Simon Phillips has contributed significantly to the Australian musical theatre scene, directing some of our most successful new works including the Helpmann Award winning Ladies In Black, international juggernaut Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, the immortalised production of Love Never Dies,  the soon-to-be cast Muriel’s Wedding… Read more.

Caroline O’Connor talks Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

Caroline O'Connor Headshot

Previews for Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical have commenced this week and Caroline O’Connor took some time out of her busy schedule to introduce the new musical to AussieTheatre readers. Performing a double role within the show, she spoke to me about how she researches historical characters, why bio musicals function within the parameters of “new”… Read more.

Dream cast complete: more cast announced for Dream Lover the musical

Members of the Dream Lover cast

The world premiere cast of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical is now complete, following an official announcement from Producer John Frost this morning. The full ensemble and the actors set to play young Bobby Darin have been confirmed, less than two months away from the show’s official opening on September 22 this year. The ensemble roles and… Read more.

More cast announced for Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

Hannah Fredericksen and David Campbell. Photo by Brian Geach.

Today, producer John Frost announced more leading cast members for Dream Lover, the David Campbell-starring new musical about the life of Bobby Darin set for Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September 2016. Dream Lover, directed by Simon Phillips and written by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson, takes us through the epic life of Bobby Darin who, along with Sandra… Read more.

The Production Company announce Funny Girl Cast

The Production Company announce Funny Girl Cast

The full cast of Funny Girl has been confirmed, with 28 talented Australians joining Caroline O’Connor to tell the much loved story of Fanny Brice this July. Musical theatre veterans David Hobson, Nancye Hayes, Judith Roberts and Susan-ann Walker feature as part of the leading cast in a production directed by Gale Edwards and choreographed by Kelley… Read more.

The Production Company 2016 season confirmed

The Production Company 2016 season confirmed

The Production Company have announced the three musicals featuring in their 2016 season this morning. Music Theatre darling Amy Lehpamer, Australia’s favourite leading man Simon Gleeson and veteran of the stage Caroline O’Connor are the top billed performers in Jeanne Pratt’s eclectic season. For more details, visit