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A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS

December 27, 2016 - December 30, 2016

Produced by Lightwire Theater
RECHNITZ THEATER
 
ONLY 10 PERFORMANCES
Very limited engagement - will sell out! 
 
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS: $20 for Adults & $15 for Children 12 and Under

“Designed with kids in mind but this is one parents won’t mind attending.”
-- The Times Picayune 

"A fantastically executed show where neon characters are brought to life"
-- Where Y'At Magazine 

"It's hard not to smile watching Lightwire's dancers - who wear puppet-like costumes outfitted with electroluminescent wires and perform in the dark - bring to life tales of colorful creatures for children and adults alike." — New Orleans Magazine


Music, movement and neon lights fill the stage as dancers and puppets bring you a magical experience that is sure to brighten up your holiday season! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical tale about a young bird named Max trying to fly south for the winter—set to the music of Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchaikovsky & more.

 

Run Time: A Very Electric Christmas will run 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the artists. 

 

Song list includes: "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", "Jingle Bells Lullaby", "Jingle Bell Rock", "The Tale Of Despereux", "Nightmare Before Christmas", "Home Alone", "Rockin’ Robbin", "Do You Know What It Means", "Ride Of The Valkerie", "It’s Christmas Time In New Orleans", "Hark How The Bells", "Baby Got Back", "Nutcracker", "The Chipmunk Christmas Song", "The Godfather Theme", "Waltz Of The Flowers", "Holly Jolly Christmas", "What A Wonderful World", "Russian – Nutcracker", "I’ll Be Home For Christmas", "Grinch", "Nutcracker Fight", "I’m Coming Home", and "All I Want For Christmas Is You".



 

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Artists

IAN CARNEY

Artistic Director, Ensemble

Ian is best known for his long run in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharps musical, Movin Out on Broadway. Born in New Hampshire and raised in New Orleans, he started dancing as a child, studying Ballet in New Orleans and in New York City. He danced lead roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and many other Ballets. He has been a guest dancer, teacher and choreographer in companies across the United States. While still performing, Ian earned a degree in English Literature from Tulane University. He is the co-creator of the family shows that continue to delight audiences around the world - Dino-Light, The Ugly Duckling, Lightwire the Show and A Very Electric Christmas. Ian has appeared on television with Lightwire Theater on Americas Got Talent, TF1s The Best show in France and as the winner of Tru TVs season one of Fake Off.

ELEANOR B. CARNEY

Managing Director, Ensemble

Originally from New Orleans, Eleanor began her dance training with Harvey Hysell and Joseph Giaccobbe. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Anthropology. She has danced professionally with Indianapolis Ballet Theater, the Lexington, Northwest Florida , Delta Festival and Montgomery Ballet. Career highlights include dancing Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Desdemona in The Moors Pavane, the title roles in Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella,Giselle and Coppelia and, of course, the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Mrs. Carney is delighted to have appeared with Lightwire Theater on Americas Got Talent, Frances new hit show The Best on TF1 and most recently as the proud winner of Tru Tvs first season of FakeOff.

CORBIN POPP

Co-Creator, Technical Supervisor

Corbin is from Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned a degree in biochemistry at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, while also studying math, physics and dance. Opting for dance, Corbin performed in The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharps Movin Out on Broadway. He has toured throughout the United States with many shows and all over Europe with Tharps dance company. Corbin speaks German, studied in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship and recently graduated from dental school, yet still continues to perform and collaborate with Lightwire Theater.

KEVIN CHICK

Ensemble

Kevin is a puppeteer and clown standup comedian. Most notable credits include: The Jim Henson Company, The Kimmel Center of Philadelphia, The Guthrie of Minneapolis, Southern Colorado Repertory Theater, educational theatre throughout South America, Mexico and Argentina, Coca-Cola zero commercials and political activist puppet videos with daily show writer, Lizz Winstead. Kevin hails from Iowa and received his B.A. in theater from the University of Iowa. Most recently, he accomplished one of his dreams by blasting across the United States on his motorcycle. He would like to say a big thank you to his family for their continued love and support.

DANIElLLE COLEMAN

Ensemble

Danielle is very excited to join the cast of Lightwire! A New Orleans native, Danie began acting in the city's rising film industry. She spent a year studying at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Los Angeles and has been a member of SAG/AFTRA since 2010. Besides working on set, Danie is a certified yoga instructor and teaches in the New Orleans area. Much love and gratitude to Lightwire for this new and exciting adventure!

JESSE FORCHA

Ensemble

Jesse is a seasoned veteran of the New Orleans theatre community. He was last seen in Hoofing for Heros at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and also at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas as a magicians assistant for the world renowned magician, Rob Lake. Other favorite credits include 42 Street (Andy), A Chorus Line (Mike), Curtains (Billy), Grease (Danny), The Sound of Music (Rolf), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man) and many others. Jesse is part of the Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap where he does what he loves best, tap dancing. He is also a skilled clarinet, flute and saxophone player. He would like to thank his parents and sisters for always encouraging his dream and a special thanks to his Aunt Kat.

SAMANTHA ROUNDS

Ensemble

Samantha is from Las Vegas, Nevada. Sam is a 2016 graduate of the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a B.A. in Dance. Sam has an extensive movement background which includes dance, figure skating, kickboxing and aerial circus arts. She is certified in Gus Giordano dance technique and is also a certified Zumba instructor. Sam enjoys drawing and playing the trumpet. While at the University of Oregon, she played trumpet for the Athletic Band all four years. She is thrilled to perform with Lightwire Theater, and she wants to thank her family and friends for their unwavering love and support.

COURTNEY SELF

Ensemble

Courtney is one of the newest members of Lightwire Theater. She is originally from Conway, Arkansas, which is where her love of performing began. Courtney has been dancing for twelve years and is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance. She has also been trained in classical Ballet and modern dance, including eight semesters of Martha Graham technique under the direction of Rhythm McCarthy. Outside of the theater, Courtney enjoys travelling and is excited to be joining Lightwire Theaters A Very Electric Christmas.

JOHNATHON WHALEN

Road Manager

A New Orleans native, Johnathon has been a member of Lightwire Theater for three years, performing in New Orleans at The National World War II Museum, Le Petit Theatre, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, and the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. He has a BS in Athletic Training from Southeastern Louisiana University and has also done set design and construction for several New Orleans theaters. Thanks to all the members of Lightwire for making the work so enjoyable.

Multimedia

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playLightwire Theater - A Very Electric Christmas

Lightwire Theater - A Very Electric Christmas

playLightwire Theater - America's Got Talent Semifinals

Lightwire Theater - America's Got Talent Semifinals

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