Good reviews are wonderful. Good reviews from our peers are very special!  Thank you to Peter Lewis, Editor of PuppetMaster, the monthly publication of The Puppetry Guild of Greater New York. See the full article here.

CTV Edmonton's Graham Neil takes a closer look at Lightwire Theater's original production of Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey and talks to some pretty excited kids at the Northern Alberta International Children's Festival of the Arts!

RC4 Wireless Dimming gives an interesting look at Lightwire and the use of their dimmers. Click here for the full article.

Lightwire Theater brings The Ugly Duckling to Yountville, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. A little behind the scenes and more on Lightwire, read here.


Show Reviews

WOWWWW! Went to the Ugly Duckling show last night - BLOWN AWAY by the creativity and talent of your group! The meaningful storyline and perfectly timed music choices made it extremely moving. We were on the edge of our seats the whole time. To see a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes was soooo interesting - love that you guys went the extra mile to do so. Showed how much you truly care about your audience and are so passionate about what you do. We were all amazed and will never forget it! Can’t wait for the next story in our area. THANK YOU for bringing stories to life! (We were in tears)

As quoted via FaceBook - Ugly Duckling

"Characters appear, are 'magically' animated, disappear and . . . reappear. The illusion is spectacular, and constantly surprising, thanks to the el wire medium, coupled with the talent and imaginations of the hard-working performers, and the creative team."

PuppetMaster - Dino-Light


"It is hard not to smile watching Lightwire’s dancers – who wear puppet-like costumes outfitted with electroluminescent wires and perform in the dark – bring to life tales of colorful creatures for children and adults alike."

New Orleans Magazine - A Very Electric Christmas


"A Very Electric Christmas is the group's third show, and it's an original work that builds on past characters and includes a few familiar but altered characters from Nutcracker, including the namesake Nutcracker and toy soldiers. There's no Clara, and the main characters are a family of birds who are about to celebrate Christmas in New Orleans when a sudden snowstorm disrupts their plans."

Gambit - A Very Electric Christmas


"Watching Darwin is an exhilarating experience, and a literal feast for the eyes and ears, with atmospheric sound cues and music neatly syncing up to the movements to produce a complete picture."

Broadway World  - Dino-Light (formerly Darwin the Dinosaur)


"...children’s theater should be based around a good story that is presented magically and visually stunning and the performances from the Lightwire Theater Company fits that bill."

AXS - Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey


"Former "America's Got Talent" contestants Lightwire Theater dazzled the audience with an out-of-the-box performance that consisted of music, dance, puppetry and costumes outfitted with electroluminescent lights on March 1 at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts."

M Live - Lightwire: The Show


"Led by choreographer/director/dancer Ian Carney, the four-person cast swirled and stomped through a high-spirited 60 minute performance on Saturday afternoon that magnetized the attention of the small fry in the crowd." - The Ugly Duckling


Recent Online Praise

"Fantastic show at The Orpheum Memphis! Our boys loved it. Hope you get the chance to come and bring your shows to the UK so we can see you again! 🇬🇧" 

Tamsin, Facebook


"Moon Mouse was amazing! The best show I've seen in years, possibly ever. And I'm a grown-up." 

Lisa, Twitter


“Wish we Nebraskans could see you perform again … Loved loved loved seeing you and meeting everyone back stage … and seeing how it all comes together and turns out so awesome !!!!!!  Absolutely love what you do !!!!!!!”  

Becky, Facebook


“Amazing show!!!! Both of my girls 5 & 2 LOVED it!!” 

Leah, Facebook


“These people came out of nowhere, and rocked Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). I enjoyed watching their performance, and they made EDC Las Vegas all the better for it.”

Tanto, Facebook


“People are still coming into the Weill Center and are talking about how wonderful Lightwire Theater was in December. Thank you again to everyone for a memorable performance!”

Kim, Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts


“It is a privilege to present work of such distinguished quality and innovation, and knowing your company’s willingness to accommodate the neediest of children in our community makes such engagements particularly rewarding.”

Daniel, Playhouse Square