The thrill of circus with the mayhem of Mozart

Published: 18 Jul 2019

Musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist at the MECC.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and up, classical music and physical comedy combine to make Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus a Mackay Festival of Arts family favourite.

Held on Tuesday, July 23, at 6.30pm in the MECC Auditorium, family passes for this show are just $60 (two adults and two children).

Cr Justin Englert said the show was a perfect Mackay Festival of Arts event for families.

“This is a funny take on the story of the composer Mozart,” he said. “It features plenty of tumbling and twirling, physical comedy and mischievous antics.

“The story follows Wolfgang who is a bit of a ratbag, but to those who are watching and listening, he is actually the genius composer Mozart.”

Yaron Lifschitz, artistic director of Circa Contemporary Circus and creator of Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, said the latest performance from the circus company would ignite 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,” he said.

“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.”

One of the world’s leading performance companies, Circa has toured the globe – performing in 39 countries to over a million people.

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

This show was commissioned by The Art House Wyong and created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble.

Circa respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live, paying respects to Elders past, present and future.