- One ticket to Lightwire: The Show
- When: Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Burnsville Performing Arts Center
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $25 for the orchestra (up to $48.25 value)
- $20 for the balcony (up to $38.04 value)
- Click 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 over eight feet. But in Lightwire Theater’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.<p>
Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Before their show, guests of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center peer out the lobby’s two-story glass walls to the skyline of Minneapolis. Shaking off the inspiring sights of civilization, they enter into a world of entertainment and make believe. Inside the 1,014-seat auditorium, the proscenium stage spotlights actors and musicians, and striking metal cutouts line the walls. When lit from behind, these cutouts create a tangle of shadows and light reminiscent of a child’s dream or the opus of an insane shadow puppeteer. The center also hosts a 150-seat Black Box theatrer, as well as an expansive art gallery and rehearsal area.<p>