The Fireside auditions and hires professional singers, dancers and actors from all over the United States. Many come with Broadway and National Tour experience. All of them come with great talent and a passion for their craft.
Caitlin Borek (Cinderella) is thrilled to be part of another Fireside production! She also played Christine in PHANTOM and Cosette in LES MIS for which she received a BroadwayWorld Madison Award. Favorite credits include Fantine in LES MIS (Circa21), Nellie in SOUTH PACIFIC and Antoinette in A FLEA IN HER EAR (Maples Repertory). She did two national tours with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players; THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE. She also produced her first feature film The Andy Baker Tape. She’d like to thank her family, Bret Lada, and Ed for yet another dream role..
Michael Dikegoros (Prince Charming) is thrilled to return to The Fireside after the pandemic cut GUYS AND DOLLS short (Harry the Horse, u/s Sky)! Favorite credits include MIRETTE (Bellini), A CHORUS LINE (Bobby), GUYS AND DOLLS (Harry the Horse), CHICAGO (“Me and My Baby” Trio), PIPPIN (Dance Captain, u/s Lewis) at Music Theatre Wichita and MY FAIR LADY (Freddy). BFA Elon University. CTG. Love to Mom, Dad, Nicole, Neal, and Lauren. michaeldikegoros.com. @m_dikegoros
Michael Haws (King) Welcome Back, everyone! Recent favorite roles here: Arvide in GUYS AND DOLLS; Pickering in MY FAIR LADY; FDR in ANNIE; Grimsby in THE LITTLE MERMAID; Pulitzer in NEWSIES; Maurice in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Clarence in WONDERFUL LIFE; Jim in ALL SHOOK UP; Doc in WEST SIDE STORY; Thenardier in LES MISERABLES. Other theatres: Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane E.P., Light Opera Works, Beef & Boards, Fulton Musical Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square. Joke: Why is Cinderella bad at soccer? Answer: She always runs from the ball.
Mary Ehlinger (Queen) is royally thrilled to be back at The Fireside where she last appeared in CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES. Art in all its forms is vital to the health and well-being of us as individuals and as communities. So, thank you for being here with us . . . and enjoy the Ball!!
Laura Cable (Fairy Godmother) is delighted to return to The Fireside after playing Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY and Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID. Some favorite shows include: ALL SHOOK UP, CATS, DAMN YANKEES, MARY POPPINS, and VICTOR/VICTORIA. Laura also writes and performs solo shows – but boy does it feel great to be on stage with people again! This performance is dedicated to all of the Fairy Godmothers in our lives who make impossible things happen every day!
Rhonda Rae Busch (Stepmother) is excited to be back at The Fireside and thrilled at the return of live theatre! Previous Fireside credits include LES MISERABLES (Madame Thernardier), MARY POPPINS (Mrs. Brill), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Wardrobe), GUYS AND DOLLS (General Cartwright), and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Sister Berta). Favorites elsewhere: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Martha), MUSIC MAN (Widow Paroo), CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES (Mavis), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Golde), and INTO THE WOODS (Jack’s Mother).
Melissa Buriak (Portia) is excited to be back at The Fireside! She was last seen on this stage as a Hot Box Girl in the short lived GUYS AND DOLLS, Mrs. Greer in ANNIE, Deb in ELF The Musical, Anytime Annie in 42ND STREET, and Cheryl Finfer in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Melissa also performs around the world as the resident Tap Choreographer for @GPCabaret. Thanks to Ed, MJ, Zelon, Mary, and the whole Fireside team for all that you do! Love to Mom, Dad, and Matty B. www.MelissaBuriak.com!
Tara Feeley (Joy) is overJOYed to be returning to The Fireside Theatre where she was previously seen in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID! Regional: The Rev, ACT of Connecticut, Berkshire Theatre Group, The Greater Boston Stage Company, The McLeod Summer Playhouse, & The Priscilla Beach Theatre. Tara is a graduate of Emerson College where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. As always, the biggest thanks to Ed for the opportunity! Love to B&B, K&E, G&P, J&R &V. TaraFeeleyActor.com!!
Doug Jarecki (Herald, Ensemble) is pleased to make his Fireside debut with CINDERELLA. Doug is a local actor and playwright who is also the Education Director of the Waukesha Civic Theatre. He has appeared on stage at Skylight Music, Next Act, Milwaukee Chamber, and Vogel Hall. He is the author of the holiday hit ‘TWAS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which will return to stages in 2022. He is also a Leo, in case you were wondering. But enough about Doug, tell me about you.
Cody Thomas (Steward, Ensemble) is extremely excited to be back on stage at The Fireside Theatre in CINDERELLA. Cody graduated from Ball State University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. Originally from Indianapolis, he has relocated to New York City. His favorite credits include A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical here at The Fireside; performing in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyu Theatre Orb; and playing Elmer in Disney’s NEWSIES. Cody would like to thank his friends and family for their endless support.
Kayla Boye (Chef, Ensemble) returns to The Fireside following A Fireside Christmas In Concert, GUYS & DOLLS, and A CHRISTMAS STORY. Regional: THE WIZARD OF OZ (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); SOUTH PACIFIC (Drury Lane); CAN-CAN (Porchlight Music Theatre); PIPPIN, MARY POPPINS, (Mercury Theater Chicago); ANYTHING GOES, GYPSY, MAME (Music Theater Works), ON THE TOWN (Capital City Theatre). Her one-woman show, CALL ME ELIZABETH, has streamed with Broadway On Demand, Porchlight Music Theatre, and The Youngstown Playhouse. Thank you, Ed. kaylaboye.com.
Natalie Hershman (Ensemble) is very thankful to have been with her Fireside family for the past fourteen years. Her favorite credits include HERE’S LOVE (Susan Walker), ensemble work in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, GREASE, MARY POPPINS, SOUTH PACIFIC and A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS 2016. Natalie resides in Fort Atkinson, and has been a dance teacher in town for the past eight years. Special thanks to Ed, the Klopcics, and her family and friends for all their love and support.
Rex Glover (Ensemble) is very grateful to be making his return to The Fireside stage! Favorite credits include: GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble), A CHORUS LINE (Larry/Dance Captain), and the workshop, THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE (Dance Captain/Choreographer’s Assistant), choreographed by Denis Jones. Rex has traveled the world dancing with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. The University of Alabama BA Musical Theatre/BA Dance. Gus Giordano Dance School. A special thanks to the Glovers. Thank you Ed, Katelin, Mary, MJ, and The Fireside!
Megan McLaughlin (Ensemble) is so excited to make her Fireside Theatre debut! Megan was last seen tap dancing in the Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. National Tours: 42ND STREET, ELF The Musical. Favorite Regional credits: 42ND STREET (Anytime Annie), HOLIDAY INN, CRAZY FOR YOU, OKLAHOMA!, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Megan is an Iowa native and Oklahoma City University grad. Sending thanks to Ed, Katelin, and Bloc, and love to my family.
Kayla Ceaser (Ensemble) is a New Orleans native and is ecstatic to be performing her first show with The Fireside Theatre. Some of her performance credits include DESCENDANTS: The Musical, GREASE, MAMMA MIA, and character performing at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. She would like to thank the creative team at The Fireside for giving her the chance to do what she loves on a professional level.
Mateus Barbosa Da Silva (Ensemble) is excited to be back at The Fireside. Recent performing credits include: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 1st National Tour, SPAMALOT National Tour, The Guthrie Theatre (WEST SIDE STORY), Short North Stage (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, MAMMA MIA!), Virginia Musical Theatre (MARY POPPINS), The LEX (WEST SIDE STORY), The Fireside Theatre (NEWSIES). Many thanks to his family and friends. IG: @mateusbsilva