The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre will celebrate the holiday season with “A Magical Cirque Christmas” on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., featuring 2018 “America’s Got Talent” finalists Duo Transcend. The trapeze team will be joined on stage by a magician, speed juggler, acrobats, and more.
Tickets, which are $38, $48, $58, and $125 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.
“A Magical Cirque Christmas” delivers the magic of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists performing to all of your favorite holiday music.
Be captivated by the mind-blowing talent of world-renowned magician Sebastian Nicolas, the fast and furious skill of speed juggler Roberto Carlos, the grace and precision of shoulder ballet acrobats Runfei Deng and Shilei Chen, the gravity-defying performance of husband-and-wife trapeze team Duo Transcend, who were finalists on this season’s “America’s Got Talent,” and much more.
Duo Transcend will use extreme strength and flexibility to gracefully move through the air in their “Duo Trapeze” act, a beautiful aerial dance performed by the two artists. In “Duo Roller Skating,” they will perform a combination of daring acrobatic tricks and spins while masterfully balancing on a small circular platform. Tyce and Mary Nielsen met while performing as high divers in a cliff diving show. Some of their show credits include: Circus Flic Flac, The Great American Variety Show, and the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
A Magical Cirque Christmas will be hosted by magician Paul Dabek, 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 United Kingdom’s top entertainers, Dabek has performed across six continents, on the stages of London’s West End, and has headlined his own show in Las Vegas. An accomplished magician, comedian, and actor, his skills have won him critical acclaim while being named “a superb showman” by Time Out magazine.
A Magical Cirque Christmas is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment. Painter and Lawson have created Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus, Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline, and The Illusionists in over 250 cities, from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting “A Chorus Line,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and “Fiddler on the Roof” through Australia.
MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts, and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years.