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A Very Electric Christmas

Produced by Lightwire Theater

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Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole…his adventure begins!

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.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Artistic Director

Ian Carney
Ian Carney

Ian Carney is best known for his long run in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s 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 America’s Got Talent, TF1’s The Best show in France and as the winner of Tru TV’s season one of Fake Off.

Managing Director & Co-Creator

Eleanor Carney
Eleanor Carney

Eleanor Carney 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 Moor’s 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 America’s Got Talent, France’s new hit show The Best on TF1 and most recently as the proud winner of Tru Tv’s first season of Fake Off.

Corbin Popp
Corbin Popp

Corbin Popp 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 Tharp’s Movin’ Out on Broadway. He has toured throughout the United States with many shows and all over Europe with Tharp’s 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.

Road Manager & Cast

Johnathon Whalen
Johnathon Whalen

Music Director

Jay Weigel
Jay Weigel

Cast

Samantha Rounds
Samantha Rounds
Jesse Forcha
Jesse Forcha
Danielle Coleman
Danielle Coleman

Danielle Coleman 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!

Courtney Self
Courtney Self
Kevin Chick
Kevin Chick

Kevin Chick 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.

 

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