November 20, 2018

Experience “A Very Electric Christmas” show Dec. 18 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

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Brighten your holidays with “A Very Electric Christmas” by Lightwire Theater, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Lightwire Theater, featured as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent,” uses electroluminescent artistry, a combination of theater and technology, to bring stories to life in complete darkness. In this captivating story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents, as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. Poor Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, and 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. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts.

Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. The performance is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit This show is sponsored by PNC.

A holiday-themed, pre-performance VIP family dinner is also available at 4:30 p.m. The dinner includes activities for the family, holiday crafts and photos with Santa. The dinner is free for ASC members and $16 for adults, which includes two children under 12 free. A family four-pack with the dinner and performance tickets is $60. Call 205-975-4012 for more details.