Reserve Your Gala Tickets Now!

Join us April 25, 2015, for our annual Champagne Gala, an evening filled with marvelous music, delectable desserts, opulent hors d'oeuvres and, of course, sparkling champagne! (A variety of other beverages served, as well.) Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Reservations: (309) 824-3047.

About Prairie Fire Theatre

Prairie Fire Theatre is a unique musical experience. The brainchild of local artist Robert Mangialardi, Prairie Fire is a theatrical group dedicated to bringing professional first-rate musical theatre and light opera to the local community. Prairie Fire has staged three to four musical theatre events each year since incorporating in 1998, and has produced the works of such composers and librettists as Gilbert and Sullivan, George and Ira Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. All Prairie Fire events are performed and directed by local talent, drawing from a largely untapped but highly skilled pool of professional artists. The majority of Prairie Fire performances are held on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, but the company prides itself in taking musical theatre to non-traditional community settings.



Our Season:

  • April 25th - Annual Champagne Gala, location: Illinois Wesleyan University
  • May - Annual Children's Opera School Tour: W.O.O.S.H.! (Web of Opera Superheroes!)
  • August 6-9 - Pirates of Penzance, location: Illinois Wesleyan University
  • September 25 & 26 - A Night of Big Band Music with Prairie Fire Theatre singers and IWU Jazz Band, performing the greatest hits from the Big Band era, location: Illinois Wesleyan University

Annual Meeting:

All Prairie Fire Theatre members (includes everyone who has made a donation) are invited to our annual meeting.

When: November 2015 (exact date and time to be posted at a later date)

Where: 1205 Stephens Dr, Normal, IL

We hope you can make it!