Halloween is a holiday where we transform into somebody else for the day and what better way to celebrate than with the ultimate story of transformation – the classic story of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen? NYC’s Lightwire Theater is performing yet another clever and inventive show with electro-luminescent wires telling the famous tale of the duckling who turns into a beautiful swan and the lessons he learns along the way.
A Just Kidding favorite, Lightwire Theater just returned to the States from an eight-week tour in China. Created by two former Twyla Tharp dancers, the company has been featured on “America’s Got Talent.”The high-tech and dazzling production uses electroluminescent wire to create large, glow-in-the-dark 3D puppets and props. This beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale comes to life as swirling shapes move, leap, and seemingly float across the stage, telling an age-old tale set to a soundtrack of classical and contemporary music. As the Los Angeles Times notes, Lightwire Theater brings to the stage “a wonderful hour of fantasy that combines ancient, wordless storytelling with modern technology and music.
Here’s a video from the show:
The show is one hour long and is appropriate for all ages.There will be activities for kids between the two performances: Halloween-themed glow-in-the-dark crafts and goodies.
Where: Peter Jay Sharpe Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York, NY
When: October 29th at 11am and 2pm.
Price: $17 per person
To purchase tickets click here.
Be sure to check out other performances at Symphony Space in their Just Kidding concert series for kids:
10/15 – Music by Lard Dog and the Band of Shy
10/22 – Frogtown Mountain Puppateers: The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.