Lightwire Theater returns to Weis Center to present holiday performance

LEWISBURG — Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas will come to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Patrons are encouraged to come early for free kids’ activities, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg, in the Atrium Lobby from 1-2 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season.

This captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centers on a young bird named Max — a familiar character to Lightwire Theater audiences — who brings a whole new meaning to coming “home for the holidays.” The performance is set to timeless holiday hits from Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King.

Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and music scores designed to evoke imagery. Lightwire Theater creators, Ian Carney and Corbin Popp, met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show “Movin’ Out.” An immediate connection was made as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.