Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Now in stock...Keating! The Musical on DVD!

Keating! The Musical DVDKeating! The Musical (DVD PAL All Zones)

Casey Bennetto's Keating! burst into life at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March 2005. The comic genius of the lyrics, the audacity of the conception, the beat and swing of the music sent its sold-out audiences spinning into the night. The production won all available awards at the Festival and the pattern was repeated in a short five night season at the Sydney Opera House in August 2005 followed by sold-out seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin in 2006.

Since then Casey has teamed up with Neil Armfield of Company B Belvoir to make his outlandish and biting musical bigger and better than ever and the show has taken Australia by storm, resulting in this live broadcast on ABC Television in August 2008.

Casey Bennetto's scathingly hilarious lyrics tear through the reign and tragic fall of the Placido Domingo of Australian politics. Part French farce, part Greek tragedy, and all Australian history, the country soul opera we had to have transports you back to a time less politically grey as it charts the rise, fall and rise again of an antique clock collector from Bankstown.

"10/10 IT'S A TRIUMPH" - Sun-Herald

"The show, and Armfield's joyous, faultless production, is, like its subject, replete with a gleeful panache and pizazz." - The Sydney Morning Herald

"rollicking political satire..stellar production team..dazzling libretto" - The Australian

DVD Special Features:

Audio commentary from writer Casey Benneto, Mike McLeish (Keating) and Enio Pozzebon
Paul Keating's curtain call
Backstage interviews with cast and band

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