From Houdini to present times
Prague boasts a rich history of variety shows. Some of the most popular ones were Varieté Praga in Vodičkova Street or Varieté Alhambra. A number of famous and respected artists performed in these legendary venues in the 1950’s and 60’s, accompanied by acrobats, dancers and various musicians. At the very beginning of the history of Prague variety show stood in what is today‘s Musical Theatre Karlín. At its peak, the theatre even hosted the famous magician Harry Houdini.
The organizers want to continue the tradition of the famous variety shows in Prague. The director of Československé cirkusy, which organizes the shows, Artur Kaiser points out that the variety shows are aimed mostly at people over 35 years of age, to whom he wants to offer an unforgettable evening with a glass of a good drink and a full professional cultural programme. The programme is so specific that spectators cannot enjoy it in theatres or cinemas. Spectators can look forward to e.g. performance by the equilibrist Oleg, acrobatic performance on ladders by brothers Wolf, juggling with feet by the beautiful Georgina or a dance performance just like from Hollywood.
SuperStar in circus tent
The variety show, which lasts two and a half hours, also presents musical performances. One of the singers is said to be Bohuš Matuš, who should alternate with the winner of the third year of Czech SuperStar Zbyňek Drda and sing a mixture of hits by Karel Gott accompanied with an orchestra. Also Markéta Konvičková and Bára Zemanová, who competed at SuperStar will make an appearance.
For more information, visit cirkuscirkus.cz.