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A Magical Cirque Christmas

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Nov 20 • 7:30pm
WVU Creative Arts Center

The producers of Broadway’s smash hit The Illusionists have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spellbinding 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.

In 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, all sung brilliantly by Therese Curatolo, whose angelic voice will surely get you into the holiday spirit. Be captivated by the balance and precision of Oleksiy “Alex” Mruz as he bends beyond the nature of human potential while balancing on an always-moving surface; the fast, furious and precise skill of world-champion diabolo juggler Yusaku-Mochizuki, as seen on this season’s “America’s Got Talent;” the graceful, elegant and hypnotic acrobatic skill of Cyr wheel dancer Rachel Salzman; the gravity-defying performance of all-female duo trapeze team Virginie Gerbeau and Zoé Sanscartier; and much more!

A Magical Cirque Christmas will be hosted by magician John Archer, who will leave audiences in hysterics while introducing each act with mesmerizing, magical flair as he weaves and guides them through the unimaginable to the unbelievable.

As one of the UK’s top comedy magicians, John Archer has spent the last 17 years entertaining audiences all over the world. Most recently, he reached the semi-final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent” and won the “Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.” In 1998 John was awarded the Ken Dodd Presidents Trophy for “Best New Magical Comedy Entertainer;” in February 2000, he took part in The British Magical Championships and was awarded “British Magical Champion of Comedy;” in November 2002 at The Magic Circle Awards Banquet, John was promoted to “Member of the Inner Magic Circle – with Gold Star” and was awarded “The Carlton Comedy Award” for outstanding use of Comedy and Magic; and in 2003, he was awarded the “Senator Crandall Award for Comedy” at Abbot’s convention in the USA.

National Tour

Nationally-touring productions exhibit the same quality seen on Broadway that you have come to expect from University Arts Series productions. Some shows use the same sets and costumes from the Broadway production.

Family Event

Content and performance elements are suitable for the entire family.

High Energy

Energetic and loud; come prepared to move or tap your feet.


WVU Creative Arts Center


Ticket Information

On Stage Seats = $154
Rows A-F = $89
Rows G-U = $54 
Rows V-CC = $44 
Rows DD-GG = $34 

Rows A-F = $89
Rows G-GG = $24

Ticket prices may fluctuate, based on demand, at any time. WVU Student discount is limited to 1 discounted ticket per valid WVU Student ID.

The University Arts Series is presented by  University Toyota

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