12 Jun 2019


Internationally renowned contemporary circus company, Circa bring a modern-day story of circus, magic and musical madness to the Empire Theatre from July 4-5.

Recently nominated for a prestigious Helpmann Award in the Best Presentation for Children and Young People category, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus has been heralded as “circus with a classy, classical touch” (Three Weeks in Edinburgh, UK) and is the year’s must-see show for families during the school holidays.

The man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops 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.

Circa Artistic Director and Wolfgang creator, Yaron Lifschitz said the latest performance from the company would ignite both child and child-like imaginations.

‘This is a production for everyone, touching on the marksmanship of Mozart’s mad but magical music” Lifschitz said.

“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!’

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus follows the hugely successful Carnival of the Animals, Spanish Baroque, How Like and Angel 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 concluded.

Suitable for the whole family (kids aged 3+), this new production runs for 60 thrilling, totally wigged out, minutes.

Circa Workshops are also available in collaboration with this performance, with the Wolfgang Kids Workshops (4-7 years), Young People Circus Workshop (8-12 years) and Performance Troupe Workshop (10-18 years).

Participants will have the chance to work with specialist trainers to learn new skills, refine technique and work towards devising acts for a showing held at the end of the workshop.

For more information or to book tickets to this performance, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.