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We are fire & Light Academy

This is where it all began. Before we became Fire & Light Productions, we were a youth theatre club that rehearsed in a church basement and googled how to make costumes. Now we offer a nurturing, educational environment where kids can learn all aspects of theater arts; set design, painting and construction, sound and light facilitation, music and stage movement, and direction and leadership skills. We educate nearly 100 youth, ages 8-18. 

But Fire & Light Academy is more than just a theater program; we consider ourselves a ministry. As our troupe portrays a story, we steal a glimpse at another person's perspective and walk of life. Fire & Light performs throughout the city at nursing homes and festivals.  We perform classic plays for the community twice a year and offer a musical camp for kids ages 8-18 each summer.  Theater is our form of worshiping the Father of Creativity.

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2019-2020 Season

 The Hobbit

Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, comfortable home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth. Don't miss this show about majic, friendship, and the triumph of Good over Evil. Fire & Light Academy presents Patricia Gray's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit on Friday, November 22 at 7 PM and Saturday, November 23 at 2 and 7 PM on the Canterbury High School stage.

The BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world--so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There's not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! It's up to first-time director Grace and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Fire & Light Academy presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the new musical by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, on Friday, December 13 at 7 PM, and Saturday, December 14 at 2 and 7 PM, on the Canterbury High School stage.

the music man

When Master showman Harold Hill is in town, he's got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the pretty town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows the magnetic, fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and
uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best - a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter! Fire & Light Academy presents Meredith Willson's The Music Man, on Friday, January 17 at 7 PM and Saturday, January 18 at 2 and 7 PM on the Canterbury High School stage.

NEW LOCATION! All performances are held at:

Canterbury High School Auditorium, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, 46804