Expired: Cirque Musica pays playful homage to holidays

Acrobats and aerialists, backed by full symphony, perform in Missoula and Spokane


Cirque Musica brings pays playful homage to the season in “Holiday Wishes,” a full theatrical cirque event Nov. 23 in Missoula and Nov. 25 in Spokane. The renowned cast of acrobats and aerialists is backed by a full symphony orchestra performing holiday hits.

A reviewer writes: “The music was spectacular, the acrobatic feats bordered on unbelievable … "
A reviewer writes: “The music was spectacular, the acrobatic feats bordered on unbelievable … “

“The music was spectacular, the acrobatic feats bordered on unbelievable, and the show was not lacking in humor. This show totally got me in the Christmas spirit!” writes the Raleigh Triangle Arts & Entertainment.

The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of some of today’s greatest circus performers, including veteran performers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil. In an unusual holiday offering, soaring aerialists and acrobats defy gravity while strongmen and jugglers pull off the impossible, all backed by the sensory majesty of a live symphony orchestra.

Cirque Musica, produced by TCG Entertainment, is one of the largest cirque companies in the world with multiple productions on tour. Other shows include “Heroes and Villains,” “Crescendo,” “Holiday Wonderland” and “Maestro.”

Cirque Musica in Missoula: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Adams Center; tickets are $46.50-$91.50. Call 406-243-4051 or order online www.umt.edu/griztix/

Cirque Dreams brings Holidaze to Bozeman, Billings and Spokane.

Cirque Musica in Spokane: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts in Spokane; tickets are $69.50-$150. Call 800-325-Seat or visit ticketswest.com.

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze

Another circus production is also bringing a holiday extravaganza to the region. Cirque Dreams delivers “Holidaze” to Bozeman Nov. 25, Billings Nov. 26 and Spokane Nov. 29. This show, offered by Cirque Productions, is lauded by The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.”

With more than 300 imaginative costumes, 20 astonishing acts, and a slew of singers, the spectacle manages to celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s in a two-hour show.