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Vaudeville Reimagined: Circus of Oz Comes to Boston

Circus of Oz is a mind-bending, acrobatic feast for the eyes. “From the Ground Up” features an eclectic and incredibly versatile troupe from Melbourne, Australia, including a feisty clown, acrobats, aerialists and jugglers who defy gravity with jaw-dropping tricks, musical gaiety and stunts that will amaze. The animal-free circus takes place around the show’s centerpiece – a giant swinging steel beam, and is based largely on 29 black and white photographs by Ponch Hawkes, giving it an air of the circuses of Vaudeville’s past.


Photo credit: Robert Torres
Photo credit: Robert Torres

On opening night, a female acrobat, poised on a lyra hoop, performed awe-inspiring tricks that culminated with a 360 rapid-fire spin that left the audience amazed. Acrobats walked across slanted tight ropes and somersaulted through the air effortlessly.

Circus of Oz Boston
photo credit: Robert Torres

With a cast of multi-talented acrobats who also play their own music, audiences are indulged in a two hour action-packed adventure, including a whimsical magic show, musical sequences, balancing acts and flexible feats.

Photo credit: Robert Torres
Photo credit: Robert Torres

The show embodies the  fun and silly humor of Australian Spirit. Circus of Oz will be at the Shubert Theatre February 19-23, 2014 for six shows and is great for all ages.  You don’t want to miss it!

Tickets are still available for Feb 20-23.



About Kristen Damasida

Kristen Damasida
Writer and Photographer for Virago Magazine, Kristen grew up listening to vinyl and highlighting the dictionary. Her work has appeared in IrockJazz.com, The East Harlem Journal, Boston's Culturehive, the Ithacan and other publications. Her love of music cannot be eclipsed by her love of words. She's been coined the "Akira Kurosawa of Blogs" by such people as herself. An aspiring musician, she has a serious penchant for peach-flavored anything, multi-tasking, slow-paced thrillers and dreams of going back to South America, laying on the beach, and drinking from a coconut.

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