Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lightwire Christmas came to JAX to light up the season

The recent showing of “A Very Electric Christmas” at the Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts, was packed with young and mature alike, who oohed and aahed during the magnificent light and story presentation.  As seen on ‘America’s Got Talent’, Lightwire Theater builds everything themselves from the ground up, with each sculpture taking nearly 200 hours of intensive labor.

The Lightwire actors presented a story of Santa’s helpers putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter.  When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King.

It was so amazing to see how seven amazing actors, who were first recognized on the popular television show “America’s Got Talent”, disappeared under the guise of metal, lights and refurbished materials.  These semifinalists gave the audience more than what they bargained for, and due to popular demand, they may be coming to a city near you.

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