Synopsis

Through a botched science experiment and a bit of magic a fantastical holiday character appears to a science-minded teen and takes her, her younger brother and her robot friend on a wild, funny and entertaining journey to help her face her fears and gain the confidence she needs to create her dream invention. Through her eyes we see that true holiday magic comes from the love of your friends and family.  

Written by Tim Kashani with Music and Lyrics by Pamela Winslow Kashani, WINTER LIGHTS is a live virtual reality holiday musical spectacular.

Set / World Design

As an immersive live experience, audience members journey along with the Winter Lights characters through fantastical worlds custom-designed in AltspaceVR.  From a traditional stage setting to a 1980s arcade and a mythical winter-wonderland, each “set” reflects the emotions and lessons of the story.  Theatrical lighting and special effects add a bit of wonder as they bring the virtual spaces to life. 

Character Design

The characters in WINTER LIGHTS were designed using native AltspaceVR avatars and MREs contrasting naturalistic, modern children with otherworldly, fantastical beings.  The “human” characters are grounded in real-world appearance and dress, reflecting their age and heritage while our more fantastical characters transcend time and place.

Sound Design

Triggered sound effects and ambient audio work together to create a layered soundscape that when combined with spatially directed dialog and music, makeup the sound design of WINTER LIGHTS.

Music

The music of WINTER LIGHTS pulls from contemporary Broadway, pop, hip hop and Latin genres to create an energetic and fun vibe. Six musical numbers range from moving ballads to “get stuck in your head” dance tunes that take the listener on an eclectic aural odyssey that highlights the enchanting story.

Creative Team

Tim Kashani

BOOK / DIRECTOR

Mitch Hanlon

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Sean Eckerle

AUDIO ENGINEER

Pamela Kashani

MUSIC / LYRICS

Tyler Heaton

LEAD DEVELOPER

Luke Li

DEVELOPER

Christopher Sepulveda

PRODUCER

Rachel Lee

CHARACTER DESIGNER / 3D MODELER

Alex Dault

DEVELOPER

Cast

Ido Gal

MIGUEL

Pamela Winslow Kashani

Q.E.D.

Tyrick Wiltez Jones

JEAN LUC

Ashley Marie Samudio

LUMINA