Airdate: Keating! The Musical

ABC2 will screen a live to air performance of Casey Bennetto’s Keating! The Musical from Sydney’s Seymour Centre in August.

This audacious production won glowing reviews and Helpmann Awards, playing to crowds at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Sydney Opera House and sold-out seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin.

The production features Robert Bertram, Brendan Coustley, Alon Ilsar, Mike McLeish, Eden Ottignon, Enio Pozzebon, Terry Serio, Matthew Stuart and Mick Stuart.

Audiences in eight regional centres around Australia will see free public screenings of this innovative presentation of Keating! via the local digital cinemass.

It airs on ABC2, Wednesday 20 August 2008, at 8pm.

Casey Bennetto also appears on Sunday Arts 5pm Sunday August 10 on ABC1.

Press Release:
A formation of a groundbreaking partnership between ABC TV, Company B and the Australia Council for the Arts that will screen the live performance of Keating! The Musical on ABC2 Wednesday 20 August 2008, at 8pm (EST).

This pioneering initiative showcases the smash hit Keating! with unparalleled access to the performers. Cameras positioned in the front row will capture the excitement of the event at stage level. During intermission, audiences will enjoy live interviews with the performers and creators of this unique musical.

Audiences in eight regional centres around Australia will see free public screenings of this innovative presentation of Keating! via the local digital cinemas. Venues in Port Augusta, Yarram, Hervey Bay, Devonport, Katherine, Wagga Wagga, Singleton and Albany will experience ABC2 Live Presents Keating! The Musical live via satellite as it is performed in the Sydney Seymour Centre.

Keating! is the creation of composer, performer and writer Casey Bennetto and now under the umbrella of Sydney’s Company B and the direction of Neil Armfield. Company B has since taken Keating! onto a record-breaking four sold out seasons in Sydney, hot on the heels of winning the 2007 Helpmann Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

ABC2… A place where live performance on TV happens.

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