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Keating! The Musical - Brendan Coustley

DVD

Released: 3rd December 2008
Classification: M
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
RRP $24.95
$24.50

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 to make his outlandish and biting musical bigger and better than ever and the show has taken Australia by storm, resulting in a 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.

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Keating! The Musical
 
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4.0

I love this musical

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from Perth AU

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Pros

  • Catchy Songs
  • Good Story
  • Great Acting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about Keating! The Musical:

    The rise and fall of the incomparable Paul Keating rendered in song and theatre. Its songs and characterisations are witty, catchy and historically and politically spot on. As this is a film of the stage production of 'Keating the Musical' it lacks the production values of a purpose made film version and therefore can't compare to the experience of seeing the staged version. It is probably best enjoyed by those having loved the stage show (as I did) and want to revisit the experience.

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    Not what I thought

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    from Melbourne

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      • Boring Songs
      • Limited Appeal
      • Tired Story

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        Comments about Keating! The Musical:

        I was so disappointed in this DVD - So many people had told me how good it was and how much they had enjoyed it. I couldn't bear to watch more than 15 minutes of it. I can't think of any one to give it to so I'll donate it to my local Library which has an extensive collection of DVDs for loan.

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        Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
        Barcode: 9322225072695
        Classification: M (Infrequent coarse language)
        Encoding: PAL
        Format: DVD
        Language: English
        Number of Discs: 1
        Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
        Released: 3rd December 2008
        Running Time: 96.0 mins