A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS —a comedic, musical, and magic-filled time travel journey of the holidays through the years— is coming to San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts on December 30th!


DECEMBER 30, 2021

SAN JOSE, CA (November 3, 2021)—Despite a pandemic and world stress, we need a little Christmas right this very minute. On Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m., MagicSpace Entertainment brings A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS—a comedic, musical, and magic-filled time travel journey of the holidays through the years that is both a perfect date night and a family fun outing—to San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.). The glamourous and comedic magician Lucy Darling, whom David Copperfield calls “a true original—hilarious and delightful; an EXCEPTIONAL new talent in magic,” is joined by Postmodern Jukebox  vocalist Therese Curatolo, who sings Christmas classics in period styles, and a cast of world-acclaimed cirque artists.

Tickets for A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS ($43–$103) are available online at broadwaysanjose.com, by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787), or in-person at the San Jose Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 669-242-8559. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Photo credit: Matt Bishop

The Christmas tale begins as the Guardian of Time, who manages the changing of the seasons with his giant magical clock, struggles to face the countdown to the 2021 holidays as the world’s burden make him feel down. In other words, he’s not feeling it. An optimistic, magical Christmas fairy (Darling) appears to help but despite her best intentions, causes time to go haywire when she breaks the clock. The story jumps along the time spectrum with visits to the rollicking 1920s a la The Great Gatsby style, the rockabilly 1950s, the boogie-oogie 1970s, and a classic Victorian 1890s London reminiscent of Charles Dickens, and is accompanied by beautiful holiday music from each period. To keep the clock ticking, Darling uses all her skills with jaw-dropping tricks such as levitating a child audience member, a champagne bottle trick, and amazing feats of illusion.

Audiences of all ages will be amazed and delighted by daring circus acts from around the world who have entertained TV audiences on America’s Got Talent and The Late Show. Dazzling artists include a Lyra hoop acrobat, a breathtaking duo trapeze, a contortion flying streetlamp act, Icarian games foot jugglers, a Cyr wheel athlete who gyroscopically rolls, spins, and performs acrobatics in a single metal wheel, an internationally acclaimed high balancing rola bola artist, a thrilling quadruple banquine team and much more. 

Photo credit: Matt Bishop

“We have all had our holiday traditions turned upside down recently,” said co-director Jim Millan, one of the world’s foremost directors whose credits cross the West End, Broadway and Radio City Music Hall with more than 180 shows in 36 countries. “With this show we wanted to evoke the magic of yesteryear using today’s amazing techniques and dazzling artists to put wonder back in the season.”

“We take the audience on this adventure through the decades and back to now where, we can enjoy the beauty and festivity of the holiday season together” adds co-director Louanne Madorma.
For a complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit MagicalCirqueChristmas.com.

Follow on social media @AMagicalCirqueChristmas on Facebook and Instagram and @CirqueChristmas on Twitter.

Broadway San Jose—the Northern California affiliate of the Nederlander organization—presents touring Broadway musicals at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts and is a member of the Broadway League. For more information, visit broadwaysanjose.com.

Broadway San Jose’s Health and Safety Policy:
Broadway San Jose asks our audiences to join with us in providing the safest space possible for patrons, cast, crew, and staff as we again raise the curtain in the room where it happens. Our updated COVID-19 policy requires ticketholders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means your performance is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose. To enter the theatre, please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination, either your physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/. Photo ID for patrons under 16 is not required.

Children under age 12 must provide proof of a negative molecular COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or NAAT) taken within 3 days prior to entering the theatre. Children under age 12 will not be asked for a valid ID. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. Please note that Broadway San Jose requires the negative molecular COVID-19 test. For example, if your performance is on a Friday, you must get tested on or after Tuesday.

Masks are required for all ticketholders, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

This vaccination policy is in effect until further notice. This policy is subject to change. Please find our latest policy updates here: broadwaysanjose.com/information/safe-and-clean-commitment/.

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