Christian Theater • Religitainment • Pentecost • Christian Musical


Tom and Karen Quiner pursue a ministry which they call “Evangelization through Entertainment” using the art form of musical theater.

Mr. Quiner has written and produced 9 faith-based musicals over the past sixteen years. "The Fire and the Mercy" is his latest endeavor and was written in celebration of the year of Mercy. It was  first performed in spring of 2016. He has expanded the project and will be reprising it again this Easter season.

The Pentecost Musical

The musical starts and ends with the drama of Pentecost.

In between you'll experience God's limitless mercy through the eyes of Peter, Stephen, and Mary Magdelene. And you will experience Mother Mary's last moments with her Son before his ascension.

You will be moved and you will be entertained. We want to keep this an intimate experience so seating is limited at each performance.

Order your CD/DVD set of the Fire and Mercy today.

fire and mercy DVD

Returning in the spring of 2017!
Powerful New Scenes Added.

Five performances scheduled:

  • Friday, April 21st, 5:30 pm, appetizers and show, Basilica of St. John, Des Moines, GET TICKETS
  • Saturday, April 29th, 6:15 pm, Sts. John & Paul Catholic Church, dinner and show, Altoona  GET TICKETS
  • Friday, May 5th, 6:30 pm, dinner and show, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines, GET TICKETS
  • Saturday, May 6th, 5:15 pm, appetizers and show, St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Madrid, GET TICKETS
  • Sunday, May 7th, 2:15 pm, dessert bar and show, St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Madrid, GET TICKETS

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The last musical - "The Wedding at Cana"


“The ’new evangelization’ that Pope John Paul II called for takes many different forms.  The Wedding at Cana musical, performed as Catholic dinner theater, is a fresh, new way to evangelize.  Our church hall was packed with parishioners and non-parishioners who were evangelized through entertainment.  We experienced scripture, so to speak, from the ‘inside out.’  This was a powerful, shared experience for our community.  I recommend it.”

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“It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  A Civic Center quality performance and production in a personal setting. A wonderful way to spend an evening of faith and fellowship.  A quality performance filled with faith.” 


On this beautiful feast day in Celebration of the Ascension of our Lord, I can't help but think fondly of this event dramatically portrayed by Craig Ferguson (as Jesus) and Amy Leonard (as Mother Mary) in THE FIRE AND THE MERCY.

The first Christian martyr

By fireandmercy | February 12, 2016 | Comments Off on The first Christian martyr

By Tom Quiner The 7th chapter of Acts of the Apostles is a doozy. A young Christian, Stephen, lectures the Jewish power structure on the history of the Jewish faith. As you might suspect, this didn’t go over well with his self-righteous and prideful audience. Who is this young guy, who is promoting a competing…

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St. Peter was nothing without Christ’s mercy

By fireandmercy | February 11, 2016 | Comments Off on St. Peter was nothing without Christ’s mercy

By Tom Quiner I want you to try to imagine something. Your best friend is in danger.  He is being dragged by an angry mob across the  busy plaza in the downtown area of your city. Suddenly, one of the mob sees you and shouts, “Look, it’s his friend! Get him!” They begin to rush you. You…

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The New Evangelization

"Look to the future with commitment to a New Evangelization, one that is new in its ardor, new in its methods."

St. John Paul the Great

"Evangelization is not something optional, but the very vocation of the People of God.”

Pope Benedict XVI

“Be bold and creative in the task of rethinking the goals, structure, style, and methods of evangelization.” 

Pope Francis

"Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in Evangelization."

Pope Francis