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The Wild Things

Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/7/2010 3:14 PM | Comments: 0

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Exhilarating and joyfully noisy, this inspired rock opera left its opening night audience roaring with wholehearted approval.

Based on Maurice Sendak’s children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, the eight songs from local band Flying Fox & the Hunter Gatherers run the gamut from orchestral jazz to operatic pop, with a primal percussion number that rivals taiko for raw power.

Nine musicians, four monsters with the energy of two-year-olds and wild child Max create a circus atmosphere on a magically creative stage — trees grow, a sailboat rocks and rolls on blue fabric waves — and their playful high spirits are infectious.

Running 45 minutes, this musical is short but fabulously sweet. You’ll eat it up!

— Pat St. Germain

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

An original rock opera written/presented by Winnipeg's indie-jazz-rock favourites Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers.

Inspired by Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, this musical follows Max across the ocean to the sinister Monster Island. Includes dynamic set pieces, ghoulish costumes and a small orchestra.


www.flyingfoxandthehuntergatherers.com
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Family Friendly

45 min

MTC Warehouse (Venue 6), to Friday

Tickets: $10

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