New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts.
Shrek the musical : original Broadway Cast : music by Jeanine Tesori ; book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.
In musical theatre there is the highly acclaimed Shrek the musical, based on the smash-hit movie and featuring the original Broadway cast. Marina Prior Live features the music theatre star performing recently at Glasshouse, Port MacQuarie. Her Australian concert tour arrives at the Arts Centre this weekend.
Australian classical and orchestral themes are explored in The Reef co-written by conductor Richard Tognetti and featuring the great Australian Chamber Orchestra; Seashore Classics combine Australian seascapes with beautiful classical pieces performed by notable Australian soloists, orchestras and conductors.
In opera there is a performance of Benjamin Brittens’ opera Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, and a revival of Lauro Rossi’s Cleopatra filmed at the 2008 Macerata Sferisterio Festival, Italy. Hollywood film legends Gene Kelly and Judy Garland feature in two releases and local artist and dancer, Vali Myers, is the subject of two film by Ruth Cullen.