Three wishes free XL
Humorous and quirky
Tom Bauer thrilled more than 40,000 visitors with his musical parody Oschnputtl. In 2022, the art prize winner then conjured up a new cabaret musical on stage with Three Wishes Free XL. And even if everything turns thereby around the Bavarian purity law, it will go also this time by no means beer-seriously, but as usual humorously and wonderfully obliquely.
Bavaria – known for the worst beer in the world
Three Wishes Free XL takes us back to the year 1516, when Duke Wilhelm IV has just assembled the Bavarian Parliament to pass what is probably Bavaria’s most important document – the Bavarian Purity Law! But Furunkula, the magic fairy, gets in the way. Quite by mistake: Furunkula is just thinking about her shopping list for the weekly market: celery, tomatoes, chives, 12 pairs of wieners, meat loaf… oh, who could remember all that? So she writes down what she thinks is her shopping list on a piece of paper. But strangely enough, the signature of the great Duke Wilhelm is on it. Later, when the Duke enters the balcony and the people cheer him, she realizes what she has done: The Bavarian purity law has been completely screwed up by Furunkula. Frightened, she conjures herself a good 500 years into the future. And there is Bavaria, known for the worst beer in the world – and she alone is to blame.
Three people – ten roles
In his usual manner, Tom Bauer shows his talent for bringing the Bavarian language onto the stage with a lot of wit and in rhyming form. Ten roles, played and sung by only three people. The type cabaret is highly musically rounded off by strong compositions and three-part singing – accompanied by a grand piano. With Veronika Frank and Sebastian Hagengruber, Tom Bauer has brought on board two professionals who slip into different roles with wit and charm in equal measure.
What would a Bavarian musical be without brass music? Helmut Schranner and his Holledauer musicians add the right spice to the theater evening. With tuba, saxophone, trumpet, bass trumpet and bells, it gets really hearty in the Silbersaal. The four musicians perform their newly arranged pieces.