Discovery Cube, Southern California’s leading children’s science museum, is announcing the official debut of Winter Lights: A Journey Home, a brand-new holiday musical spectacular for the whole family. Created by Discovery Cube, in partnership with the Tony Award-winning production team, Apples & Oranges Studios, the new holiday musical invites audiences to come and get inspired in a winter wonderland filled with spectacle, original songs and the holiday spirit! The show opens Friday, Dec. 16 for a limited engagement and runs through Sunday, Jan. 8, offering families the chance to choose from up to four shows daily except for Christmas Day.
Winter Lights: A Journey Home takes holiday audiences through a wondrous journey starring 17-year-old high school student, Lumina, beginning the night before a big science fair. Lumina works feverishly in her makeshift Santa Ana garage lab amidst the storage bins and holiday garland to try and win first place to gain a life changing college scholarship, but all attempts fail. Lumina, determined as ever, won’t be defeated. Through a bit of magic and holiday spirit, a fantastical science fairy appears and takes Lumina, her younger sibling, and her adorable robot friend on a wild journey through magical lands where she realizes the importance of the scientific process, the challenges of failure and the hope and inspiration to try again and reach your dreams.
“Winter Lights: A Journey Home marks one of the most ambitious events we’ve ever staged at the Discovery Cube in Orange County,” said Joe Adams, CEO, Discovery Cube. “Our journey to introduce a brand-new theatrical experience and celebrate the art in STEAM, has been a wonderful feat that we simply can’t wait for our local families to experience. Winter Lights celebrates the unique essence of the holidays as our heroine, Lumina, comes to the realization that nothing matters without a driving passion to make the world a better place.”
Created by Discovery Cube together with Tony Award-winning producers Pamela and Tim Kashani of Apples & Oranges Studios, Winter Lights: A Journey Home brings together the team’s unique ability to merge creativity and technology through the performing arts. Through their combined passion for the arts and technology, Pamela as actor and composer, and Tim as director and producer, they bring inspiring stories to life.
“Our partnership with The Discovery Cube on this new theatrical release allows Pamela and I to share our passion for creating new stories and artistic opportunities in our Orange County home,” said Tim Kashani, Co-Founder, Apples & Oranges Studios. “The telling of this coming-of-age story of an aspiring scientist gives us the opportunity to create a relatable role model for our kids to be unafraid in embracing the future.”
Tickets for Winter Lights: A Journey Home goes on sale Nov. 23 and ticket prices start at $14 per person. To purchase tickets, visit here. The show opens Friday, Dec. 16, and runs until Jan. 8, 2023, with four shows daily at 11 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. except for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (where there will only be three shows) and on Christmas Day (closed).