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Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more. In 1961 emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female fans - and more importantly, the gorgeous Laura. But when Laura shows that she’s no slouch with the guitar, rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons...

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1 Dreamboats and Petticoats peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de rock 'n' roll era around years 1957 to 1963


Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

After spending several weeks at the number one spot in the UK Compilation Charts and with over two million copies sold of the first album, the unexpected success of Dreamboats and Petticoats CD series made producers of the series to consider a stage musical adaptation. Brian Berg, the managing director of Universal Music TV (UMTV) and director of Universal Music UK, reportedly saw a niche in the market for older audiences who preferred the music of their teenage years in comparison to the seemingly inaccessible youth-driven playlists on current radio stations. Berg saw the adaptation of a stage musical as a move that "would enhance the brand" and therefore got in touch with Bill Kenwright, producer Laurie Mansfield and writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran to pen the book of the show. He had "the basic idea of youth clubs and nostalgia and a songwriting competition" as the basis of the show because he was a teenager in the sixties who attended a local youth club in Finsbury Park, north London. He added, "As kids growing up in the Sixties we all played in bands, I was a drummer in The Sound Barrier, the greatest unsigned band of the Sixties."

Dreamboats and Petticoats was first performed in London at the Savoy Theatre on 22 July 2009. The run terminated on 31 October 2009 to make way for Legally Blonde.
After a three-month hiatus, the musical found a new location at the Playhouse Theatre on 6 January 2010. It close on 4 August 2012.



Liste des chansons

Act I
01.Overture - Band (The Conquests)
02.Let's Dance - Bobby
03.The Wanderer - Norman
04.Jezebel - Donna
05.To Know Him Is to Love Him - Laura
06.Good Timin' - Norman
07.You Won't Catch Me Crying - Bobby
08.Dream Baby Dream - Laura
09.You Won't Catch Me Crying (reprise) - Laura
10.Wonderful Land - Band (The Conquests)
11.Shakin' All Over - Sue & Norman
12.In Dreams - Bobby
13.In Dreams (reprise) - Bobby
14.Bobby's Girl - Ray & Donna
15.Palisades Park - The Company
16.Little Town Flirt - Phil & Ray
17.Sweet Nothin's - Sue & Donna
18.Runaway / Who's Sorry Now? - Bobby & Laura
19.Poetry in Motion - Ray
20.It's Only Make Believe Laura
21.Do You Wanna Dance? The Company

Act II
01.Entr'acte - Band (The Conquests)
02.Dream Lover - Older Bobby & Bobby
03.Great Pretender - Norman
04.Only the Lonely - Bobby
05.Donna - Ray
06.Teenager in Love - Laura
07.Runaround Sue - Bobby, Ray & Band (The Conquests)
08.Shop Around - Phil
09.Dreamboats and Petticoats (short) - Bobby
10.Only Sixteen - Bobby
11.Da Do Ron Ron - Donna, Sue, & The Company
12.Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - The Company
13.Wonderful World - Laura & Bobby
14.Quarter to Three - Ray
15.You Don't Know - Sue
16.Let It Be Me - Bobby & Laura
17.Where the Angels Go - The Carnegie Sisters
18.Dreamboats and Petticoats - Bobby & Laura
19.Let's Twist Again - Norman
20.C'mon Everybody - Ray
21.At the Hop - The Company

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