The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare The Next Gen : Paramount Theatre Austin

The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare The Next Gen

The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen

Lightwire Theater returns to the Paramount, bringing their dazzling electroluminescent puppetry for this world premiere production! We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of “The Tortoise and the Hare” but continue the story which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race; where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line? This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and uses Lightwire’s signature blend of puppetry, technology and dance to bring a classic tale into a new brilliant light.

Preview the Performance

Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10am and 12pm
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10am and 12pm
Show run time: 60 minutes


About Lightwire Theater

Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The group combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. Lightwire co-creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met in NYC while dancing on Broadway. They discovered their mutual love of art, theater, and technology. After coming across a product called, “el wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless. Together, with their wives Eleanor and Whitney, they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life. Learn more at

Lightwire Theater Performers

Discovery Guide

Students and teachers will take home their very own copy of Tortoise and Hare Discovery Guide, with fun and interactive TEKS-aligned activities for Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, STEM, Technology Applications.
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Paramount Theatre Digital Tour

Want to introduce the historic Paramount Theatre to your students before their in-person field trip? Watch a preview of our Paramount Theatre Digital Tour.