The show had barely begun, but the first few acrobatic movements elicited two “amazing’s” from my 3.5yo and a declaration that he wanted to marry the female performer. Well, her opening sequence may have impressed my young Casanova but what to the remainder of Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, now playing at the Sydney Opera House?
Put simply, it was awesome. It delivered the stunts and thrills you expect from a circus production, laugh out loud comedy that had the entire audience rolling in the aisles and a soundtrack composed of the one and only Mozart’s famous melodies. At once a celebration of the eccentric composer and that of the potential people possess, tumble into the Playhouse this school holidays and prepare to be entertained.
Flanked by a live accordionist and a circus dame with more strength than a Shield Maiden and more grace than a swan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bursts on stage in an explosion of powder. What ensues is a glorious routine that sees the Circa duo showcase incredible skill as they bend the expectation of human strength and flexibility.
What you can expect is some ballet, some seriously impressive balancing acts both on each other and on a precarious tower of chairs and some audience participation to boot. An errant spotlight, a mischievous baton and a truly hilarious bicycle stunt are but some of the highlights in this daring spectacle. All designed to breathe life into Mozart’s renowned compositions, the performers weave a story through mime, humour and of course the magic of circus.
Rife with mischief, alive with personality and delivering the best display of physical comedy I’ve seen in a long time, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is a triumph in family friendly entertainment.
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What you need to know:
What: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus
Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When: 15-25 January 2019
Who: For kids aged 4+
Time: 10am and 12pm (15-19 Jan); 10.30am and 12.30pm (21-25 Jan)
Tickets: $20 + $8.50 booking fee
Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)
Facilities: Big bags will need to be cloaked ahead of the performance, ticketed pram parking is available and toilets are located at either end of the mezzanine level where the Playhouse is located.
Parking: You can Book a Bay in the Wilsons Parking carpark beneath the Opera House. Weekday rates start at $13 for an hour with 30 minutes leeway either side, while there is a flat rate of $12 on the weekend if you book online and you can park all day up till 5pm.
Getting There: If using public transport, your nearest train station and ferry quay is Circular Quay, while there are plenty of buses that will take you to Circular Quay as well with a short 5-10 minute walk to your ultimate destination.