American entertainment doesn’t do many variety shows anymore, unless you look closely and expand the definition a bit.
There’s the competition version, as in “America’s Got Talent.” And there’s the cirque version, as in the touring show “A Magical Cirque Christmas” coming to Foxwoods Saturday, Nov. 16.
From the producers of Broadway’s “The Illusionists,” the show promises, yes, “dazzling illusions,” the balance and precision of Oleksiy “Alex” Mruz as he bends beyond the nature of human potential while balancing on a moving surface; the precise skill of world-champion diabolo juggler Yusaku-Mochizuki, as seen on this season’s “America’s Got Talent”; the graceful acrobatic skill of Cyr wheel dancer Rachel Salzman; the gravity-defying performance of all-female duo trapeze team Virginie Gerbeau and Zoé Sanscartier. Funny musician John Archer will host.
Along with that, you’ll hear holiday music performed live by Therese Curatolo. So it sounds like a variety of fun at the Grand Theater in Mashantucket.
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $50-$30. 800-200-2882. Foxwoods.com