“A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS DAZZLES WITH MUSIC, ILLUSIONS, ACROBATICS.” - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS MELDS ARTISTRY, ILLUSIONS AND MUSIC.” - Daily Southtown
“MAGIC IS IN THE AIR.” - The Spokesman-Review
The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production: A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS comes the Five Flags Center in Dubuque on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. Ticket prices begin at $27, not including applicable taxes and fees. Special VIP seating will also be available.
Headlining the list of featured performers is Therese Curatolo, who will serve as the show’s featured vocalist. Curatolo is currently touring with PostModern Jukebox, which made a stop at Five Flags last winter. Curatolo has sung alongside soul legends like Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves. Her voice has been described as both versatile, powerful, and angelic. She was also featured in A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS’ inaugural tour last year.
Fans of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” are sure to recognize Yusaku “Mochi” Mochizuki, A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS’ juggler. Mochizuki is a World Champion who advanced to the quarterfinal round of Season 13 of “AGT,” which aired in the summer of 2018. Mochizuki has been juggling since the age of 13 and has since performed all over the world, including at the Festival du Cannes and Cirque du Demain.
Among the other featured performers are:
- Virginie Gerbeau and Zoe Sanscartier (duo trapeze) – Gerbeau has been performing in various circus acts since the age of 6. She is a graduate of France’s National Circus School and the National Circus School of Montreal in Canada. In addition to duo trapeze, she also specializes in Chinese pole, floor acrobatics, and banquine flying. Sanscartier also began performing at an early age. She is also a past student of the National Circus School in Montreal. Sanscartier is the “flyer” of the duo, while Gerbeau is the “base.”
- Oleksiy “Alex” Mruz (rola bola) – A native of Ukraine, Mruz has claimed multiple awards for his acrobatic skills. He is a veteran of the 2018 edition of A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS, when he also performed rola bola, an act that requires him to work against both gravity and his own body weight to continually climb higher on an always-moving surface.
- John Archer (magician) – Archer advanced as far as the semifinals of the most recent edition of “Britain’s Got Talent” this year, highlighting his nearly two-decade long career in magic. He is thought by many to be the best comedy magician in the UK, and has a Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year Award to demonstrate his ability. Archer was also recently seen on television in the British program “Penn and Teller – Fool Us,” where he successfully tricked legendary magicians Penn and Teller, earning the right to perform with them in Las Vegas.