Although Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and the phonograph, it never occurred to him to mix lights and music because he wasn't very smart. Electrify your senses with this GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for one ticket to see Lightwire: The Show ($30 value)
- When: Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: King Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: grand tier, rows DD–JJ
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Lightwire: The Show
The tallest bird most people have seen is the aptly named Big Bird, who measures a little more than 8 feet. But in Lightwire's new production, birds the size of two-story houses traverse the stage alongside sword-fighting cats and aliens outfitted with the teeth of prehistoric tigers. It's all part of a family-friendly battle between good and evil, set to a live soundtrack and illuminated by electroluminescent wire rather than stage lights powered by Shakespearean soliloquies. The project was imagined by Ian Carney and Corbin Popp, who—along with their wives Eleanor and Whitney—constructed the glowing characters. Fresh off an appearance on America's Got Talent, they're also behind the lauded DiNO-Light and The Ugly Duckling, two shows they've transported to theaters around the globe.
King Center for the Performing Arts
In 1988, Brevard County was in desperate need of an arts center, but no one had been able to get one off the ground. That's when Dr. Maxwell C. King came to the rescue. He proved that the increasing student body at Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) would soon make it the population center of the area, thus justifying the construction of its own auditorium. Named after its creator, the venue now enriches the community by housing dance studios, rehearsal halls, and an orchestra pit overflowing with doubloons.