Professional magician Richard Vegas is the quintessential stage and close-up magician, illusionist and mentalist. Residing in Melbourne, he performs around Australia and
With over 20 years experience including a decade entertaining at The Star Casino in Sydney, Richard Vegas has headlined festivals, toured internationally and performed throughout Australia at major venues such as The Sydney Opera House, The Forum Theatre Melbourne, The Tivoli Brisbane, The State Theatre Sydney, The Victorian Arts Centre and many more for everything from private, commercial and corporate events to work in theatre film and television.
Richard Vegas is the only professional magician in Australia who is a graduate of NIDA and a Green Room Award nominee. Originally training as an actor, director, producer and theatre practitioner, running his own theatre company in Melbourne, Richard furthered his study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and furthered his career and experience with professional work in production, directorial and performance work in film, theatre and television as an actor, magician, MC and variety performer.
Richard Vegas is the author, director, co-producer and headline performer as MC and Magician of The Paris Underground Cabaret. The Paris Underground Cabaret is the most successful touring Cabaret show in Australia, now into it's 5th year of touring to critical and box office success, the production has toured to every state in Australia with well over 70 individual engagements and continues to tour with return "ENCORE" seasons. This project along with many others comes under the umbrella of Raconteur Productions; Richard Vegas and Julia Madotti's creative production company.
Julia Madotti has a long standing career as a magician, cabaret and performance artist and is one of the few female magicians and illusionists in Australia. She has performed solo shows in Berlin, Japan and Hong Kong as well as prestigious venues throughout Australia such as The Sydney Opera House, Crown Casino and Star City Casino.
Julia has brought her unique style and vision to fashion parades and gala's as well as for corporate and private functions all over Australia as well as internationally for almost 2 decades.
Maintaining a unique approach to magic as theatre and cabaret, her performances have included original work with parasols, levitations, fire, masks and creative costuming with pyrotechnics. She is a playwright, actor, magician, illusionist, performer and producer.