Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

at The Arty Farty Party

Saturday 2 July | 11:30am & 2pm

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Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus
by Circa 
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble 

Music by Mozart. Circus by Circa. Fun for families!

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton. 


★★★★1/2 “The children in the audience were absolutely rapt and laughed heartily at the slapstick comedy.” 
– ARTSHUB 

★★★★ “…nimble, brilliantly crafted series of set-pieces, blending acrobatics, tumbling, dance and some superb slapstick.
– SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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Running Time

Approx. 60 mins

Recommended For

Ages 3+

Preview
Ticket Price

from $27

. . . manic and magical

THE GUARDIAN, UK

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Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus
by Circa 
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble 

Music by Mozart. Circus by Circa. Fun for families!

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton. 


★★★★1/2 “The children in the audience were absolutely rapt and laughed heartily at the slapstick comedy.” 
– ARTSHUB 

★★★★ “…nimble, brilliantly crafted series of set-pieces, blending acrobatics, tumbling, dance and some superb slapstick.
– SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Location

Auditorium

Running Time

Approx. 60 mins (no interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Saturday 2 July, 11:30am & 2pm
Prices

All tickets: $27

Group of Four: $100
(must include one adult)

🎉 Arty Farty Family Party Ticket
Group of Four to Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus AND FoRT: $175 (must include one adult)

NB: Tickets purchased to this event include General Entry Admission to all free events of the festival.

    Cast & Credits

    Director Yaron Lifschitz
    Associate Director Benjamin Knapton
    Music Mozart and Quincy Grant
    Lighting Designer Geoff Squires
    Technical Director Jason Organ
    Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
    Assistant Costume Designer Selene Cochrane
    Artistic Consultants Darcy Grant & Scott Wit
    International representation Danielle Kellie / Circa
    Hero Image Damien Bredberg
    Production Photography Dylan Evans


    Please Note

    Commissioned by The Art House Wyong.

    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.

    Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.Always was. Always will be.

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    Ticket Transaction Fees

    • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
    • Online Bookings: $2.65 per transaction 
    • Telephone Bookings: $6.10 per transaction 
    • Postage (if required): $5.20 per order

    Booking terms and conditions

    Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

    The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

    ⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

    Discounts

    BABES IN ARMS
    Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

    CHILDREN
    We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

    STUDENTS
    If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

    PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
    Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

    CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
    For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

    UNDER 30 TICKETS
    Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

    Rights of Entry

    COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

    The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

    GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

    LATECOMERS
    If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

    CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
    Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

    MOBILE PHONES
    Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

    STANDING IN SEATS
    Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

    ZERO TOLERANCE
    Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

    SMOKING
    Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

    DRESS CODE
    Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.