Book and Lyrics: Hugo Chiarella. Music: Robert Tripolino. Arts Centre Melbourne / Carnegie 18 (VIC). Director: Michael Gurr. Musical Director / Musical Arrangements: Andrew Patterson. George Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre, Melbourne. 4 - 7 February, 2012.
Andrew Patterson. George Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre, Melbourne. 4 - 7 February, 2012.
The third and final show in Arts Centre Melbourne’ Carnegie 18 program, DreamSong, opened with a bang of heartfelt part-gospel, part-Broadway singing with tight harmonies, created by composer Robert Tripolino, stretched to cheesy limits. This, with the cast closing their eyes and raising their arms heavenwards, left the audience in no doubt that they had been catapulted into a US television church experience.