Flashback: ‘The Dreaming’ (2002)

Our video archive has been updated with rare footage of Ben’s performance as Alexander in the National Youth Music Theatre’s 2002 stage production of ‘The Dreaming’.

Video Links:
‘The Dreaming’ – “Jennifer” (2002)
‘The Dreaming’ – “Jennifer” / “Midsummer Madness” (2002)
‘The Dreaming’ – “Catch Me If You Can” / “Dreaming Reprise” (2002)
‘The Dreaming’ – “Wake Up” Scene / “Dreaming” (2002)


Dianna said:

Whoohoo baby Ben. Stephanie you are a wizzard.
Now I can die happyly lol
Thank you ever so much what a NYE present.
*running back to the archive*

December 30th, 2016

Marie said:

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! :O :O :O I never thought we would get to see one of the musicals/plays that Ben did with the NYMT. Thank you sooo much Stephanie!!! *hugs* What a great present to end 2016! :D

It’s clearly better than Hyrise! Ben has nothing to be ashamed of here. ;) The whole musical seems to be pretty hilarious!

Thanks for the smiles and laughs! :D :)

All the best to Ben for 2017! Stephanie I hope you’ll continue running this site as wonderfully as you did in 2016! Many thanks for all your hard work.<3

December 30th, 2016

Elizabeth Anne said:

Wow these pictures from the NYMT are so awesome!??? Ben has always been so talented and he is so blessed that he has become so successful. I can’t even say how proud I am of him.? He looks so young here although he has not aged much. I would love to see videos of this too it looks like an amazing production?

December 30th, 2016

Stephanie said:

Elizabeth Anne: The videos in the archive as well. :)


I also put them in order. ‘Jennifer’ is first — ‘Curtain Call’ is last. :)

December 30th, 2016

CindyDakin said:

Thank you Stephanie for uploading these great videos. Couldn’t stop laughing at his ‘Jennifer’ performance…I enjoyed it so much :)

December 30th, 2016

Stephanie said:

Marie/Cindy: Me too. I’ve watched the first 2 clips WAY too many times. haha So funny! And ‘Jennifer’ is such a catchy song. :)

December 30th, 2016

Carol said:

Thanks, Stephanie for this!
It brings back memories! :)

December 30th, 2016

F2write said:

Happy New Year, Stephanie!

This is the BEST way to welcome in 2017! :) As always, thank you for all of your hard work!

December 31st, 2016

cheryl said:

Wow! Thank you!

December 31st, 2016

LaRose said:

These are amazing videos. I would love to see Ben live in a theater production like this. I’m hoping he someday makes it to Broadway. I have talked to people who were lucky enough to see him in Birdsong in London a few years ago. What a treat that must have been!!!!

Ben was an adorable kid!!

January 1st, 2017

Tiffany Stells said:

I LOVED this! So funny! I’ve always wanted to see Ben perform on stage. His “Jennifer” performance and “Jennifer/midsummer madness” performances were so cute. I couldn’t stop laughing when he started crawling and taking his shirt off. Wish there were clips of Birdsong! I’d absolutely LOVE to see that! Thanks for uploading Steph!

January 2nd, 2017

LaRose said:

have you seen that video on Youtube for Birdsong? It is an advertisement from the theater’s website or maybe it was made to be shown on television. I”m not sure. I would have loved to see Ben in that play. The novel is great too. I couldn’t pull myself away from it. Not only is the romance interesting but it really makes you appreciate what the soldiers who fought in WWI went through.

January 6th, 2017