Different Trains is BACK!


Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm

ABCirque & Brendan Speltz Present:


On June 22nd and 23rd, ABCirque returns by popular demand to perform ‘Different Trains’, a unique adaptation of Steve Reich’s masterwork of the same name. Using electronics and a live string quartet, ‘Different Trains’ is a cirque-inspired immersive performance that transports its audience to a time of instability, proving darkly nostalgic, profoundly devastating, but ultimately hopeful.  

Reich wrote 'Different Trains' while contemplating his childhood trips between New York and Los Angeles in the 1940’s. As a Jewish man, it occurred to him that similar train trips in Europe during that time had a very different and haunting implication. This adaptation explores that implication in three movements, where Brooklyn’s top professional circus troupe, ABCirque, depict the ups and downs of a family before, during, and after the holocaust. Through use of the redoubtable German Wheel and aerial choreography, ‘Different Trains’ breaks the fourth wall by inviting the audience to a brief ceremony prior to the show, and placing them close to the performance area during each movement. The intimate setting, impactful quartet, and heart wrenching performances allow ‘Different Trains’ to dive deep into the emotional capacity of everyone involved, striking a chord that resonates with the music's inspiration. With deeply personal and urgent lessons from the past, 'Different Trains' hopes to bring action againt antisemitism and open a dialogue promoting community, support, and change for our present and future.

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Angela Butch
Elie Venezky
Chris Delgado
Nicole Valerie Miller
Shayna Golub
Yoni Kallai
Swing: Elizabeth Foster


Brendan Speltz
Leah Asher
Luke Krafka
Michael Davis
Casey Bauer

June 22nd and 23rd
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm


Early-Bird: $25 (Until June 5th)
Late: $30
Door: $35
Reserved Elevated Seats: $45 (pre-sale only)
VIP Booth Premium View (up to 6 people): $300 (pre-sale only)


The Evolving Artist Showcase


june 30th

Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 general admission.

The Evolving Artist Showcase is one of The Muse's most anticipated recurring events and this edition will be directed by none other than The Muse's in-house production company, ABCirque!

The Evolving Artist Showcase is a chance for beloved Muse students to show off what they've been working on, with coaching from professional cirque artists and The Muse's top company members. This event is always one of our top community events, featuring acts by NYC's up and coming circus stars!

Advance sales end 24 hrs before the show.

Cast includes our Raising the Bar Intensive Students and many more!

Emcee: Ivory Fox

Molly Siskin & Angel Sing
Emily Gandolfo
Chelsea Karpeh
Mistral Hay
Jessica Parrish
Georgia Cross and Eliana Wenick
Susie Armitage
Emily Moser
Christina Schwedler
Thiago Manhães and Jesse Rose
Savanna Sinéad Kenny
Rebecca Heinegg
Colleen O'Banion
Cherie Choo
Marie Mendicino
Nicoll Requena