Performances from 01 – 12th May 2018 – 7.30pm
Matinee performances on 05, 06 & 12th May at 2pm

In the 1950’s a start struck, plain and dumpy London schoolgirl imagines she could become a glamorous movie idol. Her parents tell her that her fantasises will never come true and not the dream the impossible dream.

But nothing deters her and blessed with amazing talent, she sets out to become a singer and a star…nd she transforms herself into the pop diva, Dusty Springfield.

This foot tapping musical tracks her story in true 1960’s style showcasing the many Dusty Springfield hits.

Book by: John-Michael Howson, David Mitchell, Melvyn Morrow

By arrangement with Origin Theatrical – www.origintheatrical.com.au

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9 hours ago

Matamata Musical Theatre

Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Silver Threads & Golden Needles, a song written by Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds, was first recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1956. Released as a cover by the Springfields.

Book your tickets online at www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or pop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.
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Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Silver Threads & Golden Needles, a song written by Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds, was first recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1956.  Released as a cover by the Springfields.

Book your tickets online at www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or pop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.

16 hours ago

Matamata Musical Theatre

Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Dusty Springfield (then Mary O'Brien) and her elder brother Dion began singing together as children in their parents' garage, where they made their earliest tape recordings. After a stint with the Lana Sisters, Mary returned to work with Dion who had in the meantime teamed up with Tim Field.

A pleasant spring day and Tim's surname inspired a suitable name for the new trio - the Springfields. It seemed opportune to adopt stage names. Dion became Tom Springfield and Mary was now Dusty Springfield.

The Springfields had Top Five hits with "Island of Dreams" (1962) and American success with "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" which got to No 20 in September 1962 and went straight to No 1 in Australia.

Book your tickets to this fabulous musical at www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or pop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.

To complete your experience, book your two course "Dusty Springfield" lunch or dinner at Redoubt Bar & Eatery, Matamata.
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Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Dusty Springfield (then Mary OBrien) and her elder brother Dion began singing together as children in their parents garage, where they made their earliest tape recordings. After a stint with the Lana Sisters, Mary returned to work with Dion who had in the meantime teamed up with Tim Field.

A pleasant spring day and Tims surname inspired a suitable name for the new trio - the Springfields. It seemed opportune to adopt stage names. Dion became Tom Springfield and Mary was now Dusty Springfield. 

The Springfields had Top Five hits with Island of Dreams (1962) and American success with Silver Threads and Golden Needles which got to No 20 in September 1962 and went straight to No 1 in Australia. 

Book your tickets to this fabulous musical at www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or pop into LJ Hooker, Matamata. 

To complete your experience, book your two course Dusty Springfield lunch or dinner at Redoubt Bar & Eatery, Matamata.

3 days ago

Matamata Musical Theatre

Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Lacking a charting record, the Lana Sisters trio teamed up with Al Saxon (real name Allen Fowler), for a cover of "(Seven Little Girls) Sitting in the Back Seat", originally recorded by Paul Evans and The Curls.

Book your tickets for this toe tapping musical on www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or hop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.
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Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Lacking a charting record, the Lana Sisters trio teamed up with Al Saxon (real name Allen Fowler), for a cover of (Seven Little Girls) Sitting in the Back Seat, originally recorded by Paul Evans and The Curls. 

Book your tickets for this toe tapping musical on www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or hop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.

Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Ooooohhhhhh - whose been spotted out in the Jazz clubs - none other the Gerard O'Brien - Dusty Springfield's father. Word has it that both parents are frustrated performers who settled for marriage and children as a poor second-best - after life had thwarted their artistic dreams. By the looks of this photo, happy domestic living is not on the cards for Mr & Mrs O'Brien. Let's hope that Dusty's artistic flair stays in tact.....watch this space for all the latest gossip from yours truly...Jean Rook - reporter to the stars!

Book your tickets for this fabulous musical online at www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or pop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.
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Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

Ooooohhhhhh - whose been spotted out in the Jazz clubs - none other the Gerard OBrien - Dusty Springfields father. Word has it that both parents are frustrated performers who settled for marriage and children as a poor second-best - after life had thwarted their artistic dreams. By the looks of this photo, happy domestic living is not on the cards for Mr & Mrs OBrien. Lets hope that Dustys artistic flair stays in tact.....watch this space for all the latest gossip from yours truly...Jean Rook - reporter to the stars!

Book your tickets for this fabulous musical online at www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or pop into LJ Hooker, Matamata.

 

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You guys look amazing can't wait to see it 😁

I love this photo!! Just the bees knees!!

Its stunning...lots of character coming out.

Great character photo!

Love it!

Great photo

HA HA I KNOW THAT FACE

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4 days ago

Matamata Musical Theatre

Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

The Lana Sisters were formed by Iris Long in 1958, along with Lynne Abrams. They put an advert in The Stage for a third member and got a reply from Mary O'Brien, who would go on to solo success a few years later as Dusty Springfield.

Book your tickets to this wonderful production, showcasing the story of Dusty Springfield featuring hit songs such as "Song of a Preacher Man". Book through www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or cash sales at LJ Hooker, Matamata.
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Dusty Springfield - The Original Pop Diva

The Lana Sisters were formed by Iris Long in 1958, along with Lynne Abrams. They put an advert in The Stage for a third member and got a reply from Mary OBrien, who would go on to solo success a few years later as Dusty Springfield.

Book your tickets to this wonderful production, showcasing the story of Dusty Springfield featuring hit songs such as Song of a Preacher Man.  Book through www.matamatamusicaltheatre.co.nz or cash sales at LJ Hooker, Matamata.

 

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Gorgeous pic Yvonne Walker, all three ladies! I bet it will be a magical show!

Beautiful photo ladies!

What are the dates to the show please

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