‘A Magical Cirque Christmas’ coming to Brookings Dec. 2

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BROOKINGS – “A Magical Cirque Christmas” is adding Brookings to the list of stops on its national tour.

The tour will play at the Swiftel Center on Dec. 2. World-acclaimed performers and cirque artists take audiences back in time, immersing them in the spirit of the season and performing Christmas classics through the decades. 

The show will criss-cross the U.S. playing cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tennessee. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday and can be purchased in person at the Active Heating Box Office at the Swiftel Center or online at www.MagicalCirqueChristmas.com. 

The “comedic, musical and magic-filled” Christmas tale begins as the Guardian of Time, who manages the changing of the seasons with his giant magical clock, finds himself less than thrilled to face the countdown to the 2022 holidays. An optimistic, magical Christmas fairy played by comedic magician Lucy 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, 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 and amazing feats of illusion, including a levitation that requires a bit of audience participation. 

Acts returning for this season’s tour include audience favorites Rola Bola performer and unicyclist Jonathan Rinny as well as juggler Christopher Stoinev. Dazzling artists include Lyra hoop aerial acrobats, a breathtaking aerial straps pair, a contortion flying streetlamp act, and much more. 

“A Magical Cirque Christmas is a great opportunity to bring friends and family together to reconnect, share laughs, and create new memories during the holiday season. We’ve assembled top-tier talent for an incredible evening of surprises that we think will bring a ton of joy during a cherished time of year,” said Director Louanne Madorma, who has directed cirque shows all around the world.

For a complete tour schedule and ticket information, go to www.MagicalCirqueChristmas.com. Follow @AMagicalCirqueChristmas on Facebook and Instagram and @CirqueChristmas on Twitter.

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