Cool Music Productions has announced that they have just completed the DVD production of Houtkruis Die Musical. Believed to be the first locally produced live musical in 5.1 surround sound, Cool Music was appointed by the director of Houtkruis to do the filming, sound edit, video editing as well as the post-production of the musical. All was done in-house.

It was a challenging production as the play is set in the 15th century with very low stage lighting and in some scenes almost no light. The show was recorded live during two sold-out shows in the Opera Theatre of the State Theatre. The soundtrack was recorded in multi-track and mixed to both 5.1 surround and a stereo soundtrack. The DVD therefore offers a playback selection of stereo and 5.1 surround mix.

The DVD will be available soon.