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THANK YOU, JULIE AND BOB DOBSKI, BRIGHT STAR ANGELS
Julie and Bob’s support have helped PFT produce BRIGHT STAR, a truly unique and fascinating musical. Through their generosity, we are able to bring to our community a show that has never been seen on any Bloomington-Normal stage. Thank you, Julie and Bob, for being ANGELS to PFT and our whole community!
MEET RUSS AND MARGARET RUTTER, SEASON ANGELS
We are thrilled to announce that due to the generosity of Russ and Margaret Rutter we have created a new donor category: Angel. This designation is for those who donate $3,000 or more to Prairie Fire Theatre in a single season, which Russ and Margaret have well-exceeded! We are grateful to the Rutters for their generosity and support over the years. Through this year’s generous donation, they have given us “wings.” And so can you!
2023 SILVER ANNIVERSARY SEASON DEDICATION
Our silver anniversary season is dedicated to Larry Eggan, a founding member of PFT’s board of directors. We wish Larry and Chris all the best in their new home state of California. In recognition of Larry’s 25 years of service and support, he and Chris have been designated lifetime members of Prairie Fire Theatre. We hope Larry and Chris will visit us here in Bloomington-Normal soon!
Drawing from an exceptional pool of local talent, Prairie Fire Theatre makes high quality, professional music theatre and light opera accessible to children, adults and seniors in our community, thus enhancing the quality of life of the residents of Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding area.
Prairie Fire Theatre was founded in 1998 by local artist Robert Mangialardi. Our initial focus was solely on bringing high quality, professional music theater and light opera to adult audiences. In 2003, we expanded our mission to include elementary school aged children by producing and taking our children’s opera to local elementary schools.
As a patron of the arts, you understand how much music adds to the richness of our community. Since 1998, Prairie Fire Theatre has played a vital role in bringing high quality opera and musical theater to Bloomington-Normal. We couldn’t do it with our donors. Click here to see our 2022 donors. If you would like to donate to Prairie Fire Theatre, you have several ways to do so. Donate here.
It’s 1786 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is turning out music right and left–sonatas, concertos, enormous symphonies.This guy is prolific times ten. At its heart, this operatic romp looks at the importance of dreaming big dreams, how music makes everything better, and the sheer wonder of everyday life. The music is all Mozart, all the time, and the entire show is packed with zippy fun. Kids get to enter the topsy-turvy operatic worlds of three enduring blockbusters–The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni.