based on the story and film Electric Dreams written by Rusty Lemorande.
Electric Dreams - The Musical is officially a five-star stage musical, after it's hugely successful developmental season at Gasworks in November 2019. Audiences and critics alike were delighted by the show, and we are all thrilled with how it was received.
Read some of the reviews below!
"Every song is a singular joy. Not only do they deserve to become free-standing classics, each piece expands on a dramatic plot point to build crucial characterisation … the musical has become an expertly-crafted experience on every level … It is constructed with a slick balance between tongue-in-cheek parody, and loving tribute to a more innocent era. No detail has been left to chance. Furthermore, the show’s wide-reaching potential has something for everyone …. In its present form, Electric Dreams could for all intents and purposes tour right now. Hot on the heels of local success stories like Priscilla – Queen of The Desert, Strictly Ballroom, and Muriel’s Wedding, this latest addition to the Australian musical theatre landscape more than deserves a place at the table.”
“Featuring a brilliantly catchy score with 22 original songs and an exceptional cast, this is a joyride you cannot miss … What a jewel in the crown this production is … Everything falls perfectly into place to entertain, make you chuckle and keep your eyes peeled so as not to miss a single delicious movement or moment of this great Aussie production. DON'T MISS IT!” - weekendnotes.com.au
“The music is instantly accessible, cleverly and seamlessly picking up on the synthesiser tones of the movie’s hit song “Together in Electric Dreams” (by Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder). The score is well balanced, generally moving the storytelling along and keeping energy high with ensemble numbers. Edgar’s composition “That’s Love” is a charming highlight, with another being “Love is What We’re Made of,” as friends Frank and Millie counsel a heartbroken Madeline. … “ - maninachair.com.au
“Lane has achieved something spectacular with this show, allowing the audience to feel like each musical number is another favourite song of theirs from the 80’s, but at the same time injecting them with such exciting and fresh originality. … Music Theatre Melbourne’s Electric Dreams is just the ultimate good time. It’s catchy show tunes and memorable characters made for one of the funnest nights I’ve had at the theatre all year.” - theatretravels.com.au
“… the show does achieve the hardest thing in musical theatre – a natural flow between action and song, so the music becomes an inevitable extension of the dialogue … Electric Dreams remains a bubbly homage to a classic '80s cultural moment.” - The Age Newspaper