Each evening's show will be different, Ruby said.
"If you come out Thursday, and say, 'That's really great. I want to come back,' you'll see something different Friday or Saturday," she said.
Each show, beginning at 10 p.m. each evening, will run about 20 minutes, with about a one-minute transition featuring the 3-D film and the fireworks show.
Tyler said a crew of eight, assisted by West Virginia National Guardsmen, has spent the past two days setting up equipment, and will spend about 10 to 12 hours in final preparations Thursday.
"At that time, I've got so much cable on the ground, I can't have anyone up here," he said atop the Capitol roof. "There will be about two miles of wiring connecting the dozens of launching racks."
The 150th birthday celebration begins with a 1:50 p.m. ceremony Thursday on the south steps of the Capitol, and continues through the third presentation of the 3-D film and fireworks Saturday evening.
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