Magtical Musical circus comes to RPAC

WOLFGANG: Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus is riding into RPAC on July 6. Photo by Dylan Evans.
WOLFGANG: Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus is riding into RPAC on July 6. Photo by Dylan Evans.

Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus is a modern-day story featuring circus, magic, and musical madness that will be loved by the whole family when it performs at Redland Performing Arts Centre at 7.30pm on July 6.

The man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, flips and twirls, as a pair of mischievous acrobats and a multi-skilled musician reinvent the composer's manic and magical music.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart.

Artistic Director of Circa and creator of Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus, Yaron Lifschitz said the latest performance from the company would ignite both child and child-like imaginations.

"It is a production for everyone, touching on the marksmanship of Mozart's mad but magical music. The performers draw upon the frenzied, frantic and thrilling man himself, turning the stage into a classical explosion of eclectic sounds and extraordinary visuals, all while wearing powder puff wigs," he said.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble, and featuring klezmer-infused music rescored and recorded by the renowned Quincy Grant (Circa, Slingsby), Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus follows the hugely successful Carnival of the Animals, English Baroque, Humans and Opus as a circus art performance.

"It's meant to give you a sense of the power of this incredible music that's been written. But mostly, it's just a lot of fun." Lifschitz said.

Suitable for the whole family (children aged three plus), this new production runs for 60 minutes.

Tickets are are $19-$24 and children under two are free on the knee. Book on 3829 8131 or (booking fees are $4.30 by phone and $5 online per transaction).

WIN:Redland City Bulletin has one family pass for two adults and two children (value $76) to give away. To be in the draw to win, enter your details below by 9am on Monday, July 1. Conditions may apply. Winners will be contacted by a representative from RPAC and their names announced online.