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Life is a musical old chum… but how do those who write for Music Theatre even begin? How does song relate to story? Do you sacrifice narrative integrity in the name of something you can tap your toe to? Casey Bennetto’s triumphant Keating! and Mathew Frank award-winning Prodigal and Once We Lived Here could not have been more different. Was writing them?


Mathew Frank

Mathew Frank is a Melbourne-based director and composer. Mathew was Music Director of the smash-hit Melbourne Theatre Company production The Drowsy Chaperone (starring Geoffrey Rush) earlier this year. He has been Associate Musical Director on the MTC productions of Poor Boy, 25th Annual Putnam Cou... Read more

Casey Bennetto

Casey Bennetto is an award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster. He wrote the musical KEATING!, hosts the program Superfluity on Melbourne’s 3RRR, and has appeared in places as diverse as ABCTV’s Spicks and Specks, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Festival of Dangerous... Read more


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