Postponed:

2021 CHAMPAGNE GALA AND FUNDRAISER

Due to continuing COVID restrictions, we are postponing our Champagne Gala and Fundraiser until April 2022. Information will be posted here as details are solidified. Thank you.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Although we cannot perform live, this show has been video recorded. Enjoy!

Click here for Program 

Click here for our recent interview with WGLT about Opera Under the Stars

 

BRITTANY AMBLER- ONE WOMAN SHOW

"Learning to be me"

May 7th and 8th at 7:30 pm

We hope you enjoyed the show! 

To continue to bring you these wonderful events we welcome donations.

 

Children's Opera

"The Emperor's New Threads"

Coming in August

Virtual Show

We invite you to support our mission of making difference in our community through the transformative power of music, by making a donation today.

 

Click here to enjoy "Save the Dragons!"

We wish to thank our grantors for making this program possible, including the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, the Town of Normal, the Jerome Mirza Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council through funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and Kiwanis Golden K's - Bloomington, IL.


Click here to make a donation to Prairie Fire Theatre.

OUR 2020 SEASON

 

Champagne Gala and Fundraiser

September 26, 2020

For one magical night each year Central Illinois’ finest singers and pianists come together to donate their time and immense talent in support of Prairie Fire Theatre’s mission.

Due to the coronavirus, we were forced to cancel our tour of central Illinois elementary schools and other venues. However, you may enjoy the video performance made possible by grants from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Town of Normal, the Jerome Mirza Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council through funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and Kiwanis Golden K's - Bloomington.

ABOUT OUR THEATRE

Our Purpose

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.

Our History

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.

PFT Last Book on Earth

2021 CHILDREN'S OPERA

Emperor's New Threads! What’s the truth when you don’t like the truth? At its heart, this operatic romp will explore how we examine information, arrive at what’s true, and find the courage to speak out.  And fashion trends–are they always a good idea?

2021 SHOWS & EVENTS

June 29th & 30th 7:30 PM @ The Connie Link Amphitheater come enjoy Opera Under the Stars.

 

TICKETS

for the 2021 season we will be offering our shows for free. Please support us coming to our shows and making donations.

BECOME A DONOR

BECOME A DONOR… 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. If you would like to donate to Prairie Fire Theatre, you have several ways…

OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION

YOUTH PROGRAMMING

Each year, Prairie Fire provides children with an opportunity to experience classical music through our annual children's opera tour.  This production tours over 40 schools, libraries, and community centers each May.  Thanks to grants, performances are free for most schools.  Additionally, Prairie Fire offers a summer music camp for middle/high school students and sponsors a talent award for a local high school student who plans to study music in college.

We exist because the arts and music, in particular, enhance our community and the residents who live here. Our organization fills a niche in that, without Prairie Fire Theatre, there would be no professional music theater and light opera companies in our community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring professional, first-rate music theatre and light opera to people of diverse ages and backgrounds in Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding community.

Contact Us

Phone: (309) 824-3047

E-Mail: info@prairiefiretheatre.org