Jan 17, 2014
12:14 PMArts & Entertainment
'America's Got Talent' Semifinalist Brings Glow-in-Dark Show to Westport Country Playhouse
Glow-in-in-the-dark characters light the stage in Dino-Light! at the Westport Country Playhouse on . But this isn’t just any laser show—it’s a mesmerizing fantasy of lights, sounds and movement produced by Lightwire Theater and Corbian Visual Arts (the same company that made it to the semifinals on “America’s Got Talent”).
By combining puppetry, dance, music and cutting-edge technology, they tell the story of Dino-Light, a happy dinosaur with a heart who was created by lonely scientist, Professor Henslow. Dino-Light wanders away from home and comes across a world of luminous creatures, who help him find the true meaning of love.
The dazzling production, which took four years to develop, was created, choreographed and directed by Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. Their fantasy creatures—dinosaurs, birds and fish—are frameworks of struts and joints covered in black cloth and lined with electroluminescent wire. A troupe of actors wear the cumbersome battery-operated costumes to bring the characters to life onstage.
The kid-friendly show, recommended for age 7 and up, runs about an hour. A question-and-answer session follows.