Dayton, OH – GTG Promotions Dayton’s newest Concert Promoters are thrilled to announce that tickets of Lightwire Theater’s ‘A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS’ is now on sale. Since bursting to national acclaim after appearing as semi-finalists on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and winning the top honors on TRU TV’s ‘Fake Off’, Lightwire Theater has gone on to enthrall audiences worldwide with their unique combination of skill and grace as told through the technological innovations of moving light characters. People of all ages will be captivated by the dazzling visuals and unique menagerie of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come.
Lightwire Theater’s ‘A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS’ will perform One show at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at the Dayton Masonic Center in downtown Dayton.
For additional info/video on Lightwire please visit www.lightwiretheater.com
IAN CARNEY (Creator, Artistic Director and Choreographer) 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, as well as being 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 Dino-Light, the family show that continues to delight audiences around the world. Ian has appeared on television with Lightwire Theater on Season 7, semi-finals of America’s Got Talent and TF1’s talent show The Best: Le Meilleur Artiste show in France.
ELEANOR B. CARNEY (Director) Originally from New Orleans, Eleanor began her dance training with Harvey Hysell and Joseph Giaccobbe. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology. She has danced professionally with Indianapolis Ballet Theater, and the Lexington, Northwest Florida, Delta Festival and Montgomery Ballets. Career highlights include dancing Aurora in The 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 was delighted to appear with Lightwire Theater on Season 7, semi-finals of America’s Got Talent and TF1’s talent show The Best: Le Meilleur Artiste show in France.
CORBIN POPP (Co-Creator) 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 and 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.
‘A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS’
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Ian Carney
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Eleanor Carney
CO-CREATOR: Corbin Popp
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Tyler Scifres
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jay Weigel
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Barry Mendelson
Wasfi A. Samaan
ABOUT THE DAYTON MASONIC CENTER
The Dayton Masonic Center, formerly known as the Dayton Masonic Temple, is a significant building in Dayton, Ohio. It was built by a Masonic Temple Association formed from 14 Masonic groups. The building was completed over a 2-year, 9-month period by 450 workers, a majority of whom were Masonic Brethren, about which it was said: “Without thought of honor or gain, these men gave unstintingly of their time, abilities and means, sparing neither themselves nor their personal interests to advance this building project to its happy fulfillment.”
The building is 265 feet (81 m) long by 190 feet (58 m) wide by 80 feet (24 m) high, and encloses 5,000,000 cubic feet (140,000 m3). It is constructed of steel, cement, and stone, including 55,000 cubic feet (1,600 m3) of Bedford stone and 15,000 cubic feet (420 m3) hard limestone and marble from Vermont, Alabama and Tennessee (marble used for interior floors, wainscotings, partitions and stairways).
The center is a contributing property in the Steele’s Hill-Grafton Hill Historic District, a historic district that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The building is also included in a locally designated historic district. They Dayton Masonic Center is a proud supporter of the Grafton Hill Historic District. Learn more about his Historic area and its neighbors at Grafton Hill Historic District.
The Dayton Masonic Center is located north of the Great Miami River, across the Monument Street bridge and next to the Dayton Art Institute. It is convenient to both North and South bound Interstate 75 (directions).
The location where the Dayton Masonic Center now stands was referred to as the Stoddard property. Until a few years ago this building was the Dayton Masonic Temple. In keeping with current standards and social mores, it was renamed. The Stoddard property was purchased by Dayton Consistory, and given to the fourteen then existing Masonic bodies. Ground breaking for the new building began July 20, 1925. The Masonic Temple Association was chartered to manage financing and representation for the fourteen Masonic bodies. A building committee was appointed May 2, 1923.
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