Arts and Culture

Musical: DREAM

Posted on: Tue 22 Aug 2023

Prepare to embark on a journey full of music, art, culture, food, wine and joie de vivre as part of the magnifique Auburn Frenchfest 2023 in South Australia from the 8th to the 10th September! There will be lots of artists featured in Clare Valley on this occasion and something for everyone to enjoy: markets, French dress-up dog competition, French cars, art exhibitions, crepe-making workshops, language lessons, circus and floral workshops, you name it. The weekend will be full of frenchness and of course wonderful food, oui, oui! It’s a weekend not to be missed for french lovers! The program is bigger than ever, and contains so many highlights, including Dream, a musical written by locals!

Dream is: The spectacular story of an Australian girl’s dream to perform at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. When you step onto the red carpet to enter the world Premiere of Dream at the Auburn Institute on Friday night, you will feel it transform into Paris’ spectacular world-famous Moulin Rouge. You will step inside the heart of Danielle (Shaleena Bain) and live her struggle, courage, and persistence to perform on the greatest stage on earth.

You will meet Jerry (Dino Jag) who helps Danielle channel her inner strength and natural talent to achieve her dream. Australia’s own stunning Bellarouge dancers will have you not knowing which way to turn, igniting the boundless creativity and choreography of Carmel Margaritis.

The music score merges Dream KAJAH’s original compositions and other songs that will stimulate your thoughts and energise your senses. Radio Adelaide’s own flamboyant Virginie Forest (Frenchie) will narrate the story.

DREAM MUSICAL CAST: Shaleena Bain (Danielle), Dino Jag (Jerry), Virginie Forest (Narrator & Ceremony Master) and the Bellarouge dancers

So tune in on the RANGE (or listen to the replay) on Tuesday 22nd 2023 at 4pm to enjoy an exclusive interview between Virginie the Frenchie and Karen & Andrew the script writers and music composers of DREAM (Red carpet gala dinner performance on Friday 8th September + Matinee performance on Saturday 9th September)

Image provided by: Media Files supplied by Dream KAJAH

Reviewed by: Virginie the Frenchie – The Tuesday Edition of the Range

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