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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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REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 SEASON IS CLOSED! 

CONTACT US to get on the waitlist! 

2019 fall Season

 

ELEMENTARY // SEUSSICAL JR. // January 11 & 12
Director:  Lisa Ellis
Assistant Director:  Renee Gonzales

This is a fantastic musical and our most challenging elementary piece yet.  Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

 

HIGH SCHOOL STRAIGHT SHOW // THE BUTLER DID IT // January 25 & 26
Director:  Evan Fritz
Assistant Director:  Connor Beer

This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents: a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, a mad killer on the loose. Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway? Why do little figurines keep toppling from the mantle? Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the "detective" who can bring the killer to justice. And what an assortment of zany would-be sleuths! When they're not busy tripping over clues, they trip over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else! 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL // TUCK EVERLASTING  // February 1 & 2
Director:  Mary Beth Frank
Assistant Director:  Stacy Munsie

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

F&L academy Programs

Summer Camp

Every year, kids in the community rehearse for two weeks for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our Summer Camp show is our biggest youth production of the year. Last year's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, did not disappoint. We can’t await to announce this year’s show! Check back here for updates and to register in January.


FRIDAY &TUESDAY PROGRAM

Beginning in September and running through May, Fire and Light Directors and Instructors offers classes and rehearsals each Friday from 11 AM – 2:30 PM and Tuesdays from 3-5 PM at the Salvation Army Community Center. Students are educated in voice, stage movement, character development and improvisation. They also rehearse for the next show – and there's always a next show!