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Northwest Florida Ballet opens season Sept. 23

Special to The Log

The 2016-2017 season of the Northwest Florida Ballet opens with Lightwire Theater’s newest adventure, “Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville.

Audience members will join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views the awesome beauty of far away galaxies. “Moon Mouse” is a cosmic adventure sure to delight audiences of all ages and teach the importance of celebrating our differences.

Led by Ian and Eleanor Carney, two of NFB’s most celebrated guest artists, Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence on the hit show “America’s Got Talent” and brings to life a truly a unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience. Utilizing the talents of four cast members, they strap on costumes fitted with electroluminescent lights, turning their entire bodies into life sized puppets to bring the cast of creatures and scenery to life through movement and dance.

Internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling, Lightwire Theater is based in New Orleans and continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide, including Hong Kong, Taipei, Estonia, Canada, Russia, Europe, Belarus, China and Abu Dhabi.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at nfballet.org. Season subscriptions are also available for NFB’s four main stage productions.