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Plays and Musicals

Performing Arts Department

The Legacy Christian Academy Performing Arts Department is directed by Ken Kettering. In the spring, typically in April, our high school students present a musical with full sets, costumes, and a pit orchestra, creating multiple opportunities for student, faculty, and parental involvement and drawing crowds from the student body and surrounding community nearing 3,000.

Upcoming Production:

Spring, 2018: The King and I

About the King and I

Man, to better himself and those he lives around, constantly searches for higher achievement. So starts the journey of King Phra Maha Mongkut of Siam. The King wants to give his people the best in education, culture, and religion. 

And during his reign from 1851 to 1868, he has the reputation of a great Asian diplomat, but struggles with word getting out that he is a "barbarian". So he chooses to borrow culture and education from the western world and to import missionaries and school teachers to instruct his people in "scientific" facts.

But, the King has overlooked the most important aspect of bringing his people out of darkness: the Christian faith, upon which western civilization was built. Even Anna, who introduced education and culture to the King's children, was not able to introduce LIGHT into the King's heart. He wanted missionaries, but didn't want their message... one true God, who revealed himself through His Son, Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection provided the ONLY way of eternal salvation for a lost world. 


Our productions are second to none! If you have never been to a Legacy Christian Academy musical, save the date and plan to come! Dates are April 20-21, 27-28, 7:00pm nightly. Doors will open at 6:30pm. 


$5 Senior Citizens
$7 Students
$10 Adults
$35 Family Pass (good for any one performance of their choice)
$50 Cast Family Pass (good for cast members' immediate family only for any or all performances)

Tickets can be purchased in the Main Office or online at iTickets. Call 937-352-1640 for more information and for tickets.

About the Producer/Director

Ken Kettering has directed and produced over thirty junior high and high school plays and musicals at Legacy Christian Academy since 2000. As director of the Legacy Christian Academy drama program, Ken leads a team of staff and adult volunteers who are committed to glorifying God and providing LCA students and families with an excellent theater experience which is also meaningful, memorable, educational, and spiritual.

With over twenty-five years' experience as a TV news and sports anchor/reporter, Ken is enjoying working to develop young actors and actresses at Legacy Christian Academy. "I thank God so much for the opportunity to work with the students at LCA. My desire is to help them grow in their artistic and spiritual lives—to develop their talents and work as a team to entertain people and to honor God. We are so blessed to have a board, administration, faculty, student body, and parents who are incredibly supportive."

In addition to directing the Legacy Christian Academy drama department, Ken also works full time at Strong Tower Christian Media (WFCJ & WEEC) as News and Listener Engagement Director and is the host of "The Afternoon Drive" on WFCJ 93.7 FM.  Ken and his wife Cristy reside in Xenia. They are proud parents of four Dayton Christian School and Xenia Christian School grads and grandparents of Faith, Presley, Logan, Karis, Havah, Aven, Charlie, and Asher.



High School Plays and Musicals

2000  Our Miss Brooks
2001  The Family Nobody Wanted
2002  Laffing Room Only
2003  One Foot in Heaven
2004  Cheaper by the Dozen
2005  The Comedian and For This Cause
2006  Singin' in the Rain
2007  The Wizard of Oz
2008  Peter Pan
2009  Annie
2010  Romeo and Juliet
2011  Cinderella
2012  Singin' in the Rain
2013  Bridge of Blood
            Oliver Twist
2014  Laffing Room Only
            Beauty and the Beast
2015  Harvey
            Fiddler on the Roof
2016  Peter Pan
2017  Wizard of Oz 


Junior High Plays

2002  The Blabbermouth
2003  Money Talks
2004  Oh, What a Tangled Web
2005  Christmas on Erie Street
2006  Shoestring Theatre
2007  Register Here
2008  Little Women
2009  The Curious Savage
2010  Anne of Green Gables
2011  You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (musical)
2012  Shoestring Theatre
2013  Father Knows Best
2014  Ransom of Red Chief
2015  Missionary of Oz