The national tour of "Snowkus Pocus" will offer something for all ages through its sensational circus showcase of acrobatics, dance, gymnastics and aerial stunts — all performed by five cast members.
Although McPherson Opera House may be a smaller stage compared to those found in New York City, Tad Emptage, writer and producer of the show, said to expect the show in its original form. The production company, Cirque-tacular Entertainment, produces each show to suit any stage.
"All of our shows are created in such a way that they can be scaled up and down, both physically and in terms of the number of performers. So this show has both a petite and grand format," Emptage said. "The tricks remain the same and you're still seeing all of the grand tricks, it’s just different in how we utilize the stage space."
Though the show will be similar, a smaller performing space can create a more intimate experience for audiences in smaller communities.
"We actually love going to small towns, it's one of our favorite things to do. Often times the audiences are seeing the show with innocent eyes, as we like to say, which is part of the thrill of circus and cirque," Emptage explained. "I think the smallest town we've ever been too had 5,000 people."
“Snowkus Pocus” tells a story of a young girl Brianna, who is from a place that is warm and sunny all the time. Her parents decided to move where there are all four seasons and she is experiencing winter for the first time.
"To make her feel better about her move, her grandmother has told her about the joys of winter and she can’t wait to experience the herself. When she arrives at her new home in the fall, she is impatient for the winter to come and she makes a wish that it will come right away. So basically you're going to be following the storyline of how young Brianna as she gets swept off to the northern regions to experience the joys of winter," Emptage explained.
Not only will "Snowkus Pocus" offer dazzling performances, but it will offer something for everyone.
"Grandmother and granddaughter can sit side by side and enjoy the exact same production, it really truly is an all age production for everyone," Emptage said.
"Snowkus Pocus" will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main St. in McPherson.
Tickets are $25, $30 and $35 for adults, students are $10. To purchase tickets, visit the box office in person, visit https://mcphersonoperahouse.ticketforce.com or call the box office 620-241-1952.
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