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DUSTY - The Original Pop Diva

In the 1950’s a star-struck, plain and dumpy London schoolgirl imagines she could become a glamorous movie idol. Her parents tell her that her fantasies will never come true and not to dream the impossible dream. But nothing deters her.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama

  • Time Period: 1950's, 1960s

  • Performance Group:
  • Amateur, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre
In the 1950’s a star-struck, plain and dumpy London schoolgirl imagines she could become a glamorous movie idol. Her parents tell her that her fantasies will never come true and not to dream the impossible dream. But nothing deters her. 

Blessed with an amazing voice and talent, she sets out to become a singer and a star. Soon, plain Mary O’Brien has transformed herself into the blonde pop icon, Dusty Springfield. But while Dusty, the gorgeous blonde star, is the image the world sees, it is an illusion behind which little Mary O’Brien still lives; the alter ego from which Dusty can never escape and who remains with her throughout her life.

In the 1960’s Dusty Springfield takes the entertainment world by storm with a score of hits, a top TV show and a legion of fans. But the success she wanted is hollow and real happiness eludes her. Driven by her sense of perfection, Dusty takes on the world even as she discovers a desperate need to be loved in a way that could cause her career to crash. At the pinnacle of international success, with triumphs in Britain and America, Dusty finds the pressure unbearable. Unable to be what other people expect, and finding the spotlight’s heat can burn, she retreats from the world into a dark place.  

Finding strength in adversity, Dusty returns to soar to the top. With the world applauding again, she has one more battle to fight.

Premiere Production: The World Premiere took place on January 12, 2006 at The Arts Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Casting: 8M, 10F

Numerous small roles, showgirls, drag queens, fans, backing group.

Name Price
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 Vocal Score
1 Script

$24.00/pm
Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

20 Scripts
20 Vocal Scores
2 Piano Vocal / Rehearsal Score (Act 1)
2 Piano Vocal / Rehearsal Score (Act 2)
1 CD Backing Track for "That's the Kind of Love I've Got For You"

$550.00 +$135.00/pm
Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

1 Keyboard I (Acoustic Piano and Electric Piano)
1 Keyboard II (2 keyboards required for the one player)
1 Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)
1 Bass (Electric)
1 Drums (Kit and a Mark Tree)
1 Trumpet (Trumpet and Flugel)
1 Alto Sax (Alto and Flute)
1 Tenor Sax (Tenor and Clarinet)
1 Trombone (Trombone)

Full Scores (Conductor’s Score)
2 Full Scores (Act 1 & Act 2)

Note: In the professional tour of Dusty the MD is the Keyboard 1 player (mainly piano) and used the Piano/Vocal/Rehearsal book during performances which has all the Keys 1 parts and all the conductor cues etc. 

Alternatively, you may hire the Full Score (Conductor's Score) if the MD doesn't play piano.

$350.00 +$135.00/pm
Script/Vocal Scores 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

10 Scripts
10 Vocal Scores

$50.00 +$50.00/pm