Dickies Arena and Mendelson Entertainment Group Present: Lightwire Theater’s ‘A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS’

Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena and Mendelson Entertainment Group are thrilled to announce that tickets for the engagement of Lightwire Theater’s ‘A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS’ are on sale now.  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 two shows at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth.

Ticket prices for Lightwire Theater’s ‘A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS’ start at $29 and can be purchased online at www.dickiesarena.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.



Ian Carney


Eleanor Carney


Corbin Popp


Tyler Scifres


Jay Weigel


Barry Mendelson


About Dickies Arena:

Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.

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