I know everyone's definition of "theater" is slightly different, but I'm not sure this qualifies as theater to me, since there are no live performers. I'm curious what others think. (I presume that there is a backstage crew who are making things happen by doing things live, although the sound and light cues could be programmed into a computer and not be "live." If the sound or light effects are different from night to night based on the crew's perception of what is best for an individual performance, that would tip this over to "theater" in my head.)
I noticed that the press release calls it a "performing arts event" and doesn't actually call it a theater piece. Although I'm not sure what other performing art it would be.