“Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through Rocky Horror Picture Show” – The New York Times
Due to popular demand, Spiegelworld has announced today that EMPIRE will extend its 2014 Sydney summer season for a further three weeks.
EMPIRE’s breathtaking performances will now entertain Sydney from January 7 until February 16 2014 in the beautiful spiegeltent pitched at the Showring, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.
Tickets for the new shows will go on sale at 9am on Friday December 20 2013 through Ticketek.
Since EMPIRE by Spiegelworld opened its Australian tour in Sydney in January 2013, it has been seen by over 150,000 people around the country with rave reviews, sold out performances and standing ovations.
Presented in Spiegelworld’s 700-seat antique spiegeltent, EMPIRE smashes the boundaries of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st century audience. Featuring the sexiest, most daring artists from across the globe, the show had its world premiere season in New York City during the summer of 2012, where it was the first tented show ever seen in Times Square.
To create EMPIRE, Spiegelworld Impresario Ross Mollison assembled a stellar Australian creative team of director Terence O’Connell (numerous Australian comedy greats at The Last Laugh in Melbourne through to Circus Oz), choreographer John ‘Cha Cha’ O’Connell (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby), and costume designer Angus Strathie (Academy Award for Moulin Rouge).
Spiegelworld first presented its annual summer season in New York City in 2006 on Pier 17 at South Street Seaport with acclaimed shows including Absinthe, La Vie, Gazillionaire’s Late Night Lounge and Desir. For the world premiere season of EMPIRE last year, Spiegelworld relocated to a premium vacant lot right in the heart of Broadway. Spiegelworld is also currently presenting Absinthe on the forecourt of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where it has played for almost three sold-out years and has been extended through to 2016. Spiegelworld recently announced that a second resident show, Vegas Nocturne, will open for previews on December 30 2013 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
EMPIRE by Spiegelworld
From January 7 2014
Under the spiegeltent, Showring at the Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
Performance Schedule: Tickets:
Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30pm Tue/Wed/Thu: $59.00 – $129.00*
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm & 9:30pm Fri/Sat/Sun: $69.00 – $149.00*
*A special VIP Ticket is available which includes seating in the front two rows, and a complimentary beverage.