Electric Dreams is an upbeat and quirky love story set in 1984. It tells the story of a struggling architect called Miles who, with the encouragement of his best friend Frank, buys a computer to try and get himself organised. On the same day, Madeleine – a cellist for the San Francisco orchestra – moves in next door.
An accident with the computer brings it to life and Edgar (the name the computer gives itself) begins to communicate with Miles, whilst also falling in love with Madeleine and her music. Into the mix comes Bill, the heart-throb of the orchestra, who is vying for Madeleine’s attention as well. But when Miles turns to Edgar to help win Madeleine’s heart, things do not go to plan.
Based on the Lemorande’s classic 80s film, Drew Lane has crafted a musical with a rousing original 80’s pop/rock score featuring 22 original songs – while also expanding on the original story to create a whole new experience!
The stellar cast is headed by Tom Green as Miles (Miss Saigon; Gladys Moncrieff Award; The Project) who finds a brave new world of love and technology, and Madeleine Featherby (Paris: A Rock Odyssey; Follies; LaTraviata), as Madeleine, girl next door and cellist extraordinaire.
The musical also features Stephen Mahy (Miss Saigon; Jersey Boys; Mamma Mia; Crossroads!) as Miles’ Casanovan best pal, and Angela Scundi (Rocky Horror Show; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Tick Tick Boom), as Madeleine’s, the thoroughly modern Millie. Owen James plays Edgar, the computer with human aspirations. Sophie Loughran, Zak Brown, Anthony Scundi, Courtney Smyth and Aidan Niarros complete an ensemble that every new musical would love to have.
Electric Dreams: The Musical
Theatre – Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Season continues to 24 November 2019
For more information, visit: www.musictheatremelbourne.com.au for details.
Image: Electric Dreams: The Musical (supplied)