AUSSIE is an electrifying, energetic and entertaining, professional international circus theatre production – marking its international debut in South Africa for a limited show season only. AUSSIE is a circus theatre production that has something for the whole family and that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation, holding your breath in amazement and have your hairs standing on end as our troupe of international professional performers perform death-defying acts and super human stunts right before your very eyes.
The AUSSIE story is about inspiring young and old to not only live their dreams but to live beyond their dreams. Presenting on stage, the Aussie spirit and message, that if you believe, you can achieve!
South Africa is the first ticket on the AUSSIE world tour, which will be touring the country with the first stop being Cape Town on 12th February before moving onto Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg, with short stop-overs in George and East London.
They are here for a short time but are going to put on a wild and inspiring show, including a few firsts for South Africa: One of the only surviving HUMAN CANNONBALL acts in the world; and to keep audiences dizzied and dazzled, the GLOBE OF DEATH features up to five motorbike riders encircling each other and their daring dancer, before the Globe splits in half; not to be outdone, the show also includes incredibly dangerous and energetic FMX stunts, where our world-renowned professional FMX riders jump over the Globe, beneath the Big Top. AUSSIE’s headline acts are accompanied by an equally-talented and daring troupe of AUSSIES, who perform superhuman feats of endurance, skill, artistry and strength – all the while, aiming to delight and entertain… 16 year old Kiarnna, the QUEEN OF THE SILKS has perfected her act to show her incredible balance and focus, with two epic death-drops causing chilling silence before thunderous applause. VAL DE FUN is a vaudevillian performer (internationally-acclaimed) and slapstick comedian who will take AUSSIE fans back to days of Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges, and Monty Python. Our goddess of the sky, Giselle on the LYRA - an act that starts off as a beautiful aerial display, before developing into a high-velocity spinning stunner. HULA HOOPS – 13 year old hoops star Americus following on from her star studded appearances on Oprah and New Zealand’s Got Talent – she pays homage to the artistry of the hoops act while bringing something modern and new, spinning up to 50 illuminated hoops on her slender frame. The salsa-dancing QUICK-CHANGE duo dance their way through 8 instantaneous costume changes in under three minutes. DUO POLE - No, it’s not raunchy (if that’s what you were thinking) – the pole act is an operatic dance that blurs the lines between horizontal and vertical, and in which male and female artist display feats of strength and agility that will have you in disbelief. YURIY is the friendliest AUSSIE who loves to ‘get amongst it’ and join the crowd with his oddball antics and insanely funny ‘Balloon Man’ act. Sebastian Cassie, is AUSSIE’s Executive Producer and is an example of the AUSSIE story and spirit. Someone who dreamed big and achieved even bigger, serving as an inspiration to young South African boys and girls. Born in Elsiesriver, Cape Town, at the tender age of 4, Sebastian and his family migrated to New Zealand and Australia – and boy did they take the antipodeans by storm (with a bit of South African, flair, energy, and humorous wit, of course)! Sebastian’s sisters, Megan, Meryl, and Monique pursued creative careers from a young age, with Megan producing number 1 hit songs and albums in New Zealand before becoming a judge on NZ Idol and a finalist in NZ Dancing with the Stars. Meryl and Monique acted in internationally acclaimed TV shows such as ‘The Tribe’ and Meryl continued her career in music and TV. Sebastian, meanwhile, pursued a career in law, becoming a successful litigation lawyer, and in dedication to his homeland, committed much of his time as a lawyer to assisting the disadvantaged through pro-bono legal work. The pull of the creative world that captured his sisters finally pulled Sebastian, as he fulfilled musical, casting and Executive Production roles in theatre and circus productions in New Zealand and Australia. Sebastian now proudly returns to the Mother City in 2016 to bring AUSSIE home.
“AUSSIE is a story about dreaming big and living an even bigger life than the one in your dreams. It is about spreading hope, especially during a time when some may think there is little to be hopeful about. Each night, on centre stage through the incredibly inspiring and entertaining performances of our circus stars, audiences in South Africa will experience what can be achieved when you believe. If our story and show encourages just one child or one adult to go and pursue their dreams no matter how wild or crazy that dream may be, then the AUSSIE production has been a success. But I know, it will inspire so many more” – Sebastian Cassie, Executive Producer of AUSSIE.
You will have to see it to believe it……. Don’t miss out on this limited show experience as it makes its international debut across South Africa………..
AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular South African limited tour dates are:
Carnival City / Brakpan: Thursday 26 May - Sunday 29 May 2016 @ The Big Top
Windmill / Bloemfontein: Friday 10 June - Sunday 19 June 2016 @ The Windmill
Casino (AUSSIE has heaters inside the Big Top Tent to ensure that our audiences are
able to enjoy the show in comfort, no matter the season or weather)
|GrandWest, Grand Arena, Cape Town||12 Feb to 14 February 2016|
|PW Botha College, George||19 Feb to 21 February 2016|
|The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth||26 Feb 2016 to 6 March 2016|
|Old Selbornian Club, East London||10 March 2016 to 13 March 2016|
|Crawford College, North Coast, Durban||18 March 2016 to 3 April 2016|
|Windmill Casino, Bloemfontein||7 April 2016 to 17 April 2016|
|Carousel, Hammanskraal, Pretoria||21 April 2016 to 2 May 2016|
|Sandown High School, Sandton, Johannesburg||6 May 2016 to 15 May 2016|
|Carnival City, Brakpan, Johannesburg||19 May 2016 to 22 May 2016|
Keep in touch: Twitter and Instagram handle: @aussie_acs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aussie.australiancircusspectacular Website: www.aussiecircus.co.za
Show: AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular
Date: For a strictly limited time only, 12 February 2016 – 22 May 2016
Show time: Evening shows 7PM, matinee shows 10AM & 2PM (Weekend only)
Duration of the show: 2h (includes 15 min intermission)
Book now: Computicket, Shoprite Checkers and any House & Home Stores
Ticket prices: Cape Town & Johannesburg: Adults: R250- R450 Children: R 200-R400 Groups of 10 or more: R200-R400 George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Bloemfontein & Pretoria Adults: R150-R400 Children: R100-R350 Groups of 10 or more: R100-R350