In Dreams will have its North American premiere September 26 to November 12 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, after playing the Leeds Playhouse in the UK July 3 to August 5.
This original and exciting new musical uses Roy Orbison’s most iconic songs to tell a funny and poignant story about the former lead singer of a country rock band who, at a critical moment in her life, throws a party in a family-run Mexican restaurant to reconnect with old friends, while keeping her deeper motivations a secret.
Producer David Mirvish said: “It’s always exciting to begin a new project, and in this instance, it is especially meaningful as it comes from two extraordinary artists – David West Read and Luke Sheppard – reinterpreting the work of a music legend, Roy Orbison. As they achieved with & Juliet, David and Luke have found a way of mining Orbison’s immensely popular songs to tell a brand-new story. We are extremely proud to have the North American debut of this major new work right here in Toronto.”
In Dreams is the touching and surprisingly funny new musical from the creators of the Broadway and West End smash-hit musical & Juliet.
In Dreams tells the story of a country-rock singer who invites her old bandmates to join her for “the party of a lifetime”, while keeping her true motivations a secret.
Through Roy Orbison’s greatest hits, including I Drove All Night, You Got It, Only The Lonely, Crying, Oh, Pretty Woman, and the title song, this unexpected and moving new musical explores our longing for love and connection.
In Dreams is the follow-up musical from writer David West Read (the Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek) and director Luke Sheppard – the team behind & Juliet, whose pre-Broadway North American premiere engagement was the toast of the 2022 Mirvish Season. Subscribers are among the first to see this exciting new musical. You can get your tickets here.