Celtic Thunder: The Show DVD
Celtic | 1 DVD | 1hr 41min | Video: Re-Encoded (8 Passes), NTSC, Vob-format | Full Frame-1.33 | Audio: AC3-2ch | 4.7 GbRelease Date: Mar 18, 2008 | Studio: Universal Music & Video Distribution | Language: English
Joining with each of the singers, Sharon Browne and Phil Coulter crafted an eclectic mix of music for the group's premier concert, featuring arrangements by Coulter written specifically for Celtic Thunder, the Celtic Concert Orchestra, a full band with backup singers, costuming tailored to each performer's personality, choreographed "scenarios" for each musical act, colorful dramatic lighting to enhance the "mood" of each song, visual effects reinforcing the impact of the music, and they supervised construction of a stage set that resembled an ancient stone pathway and steps reflective of those abounding in Celtic lore. In the Helix Theater production, the cast included approximately 100 professional singers and musicians, dancers, and contributors to the authentic Celtic aura intended by the creators. The performance combines the best attributes of a concert, a Broadway musical, an Italian opera, and a Shakespearian play, with synergy, electricity, dazzle, smoke, lightning, and an explosion of sounds – and the impact simply takes your breath away, clouds your eyes with tears of joy and exhilaration, and, if you are of Irish heritage, pride.