Appropriate dress for an afternoon or evening at The Fireside would range from dressy to business casual.
Dining is required for all performances. Alternate menus can be arranged as needed.
Dining only reservations can be made for Friday and Saturday evenings. On Friday evenings we have an award-winning Fish and Chicken Fry. On Saturday evenings we offer a menu of our most popular entrees. View The Fireside Theatre Dinner Menu. Dining times may be restricted if the theatre is full and the box office would know what times were available.
We also take dining only reservations for our Thursday evening buffet and Sunday brunch when space is available.
The toll free number for the box office is 800-477-9505.
Yes, The Fireside’s Celebration Package is perfect for guests celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event. This package includes a two-pack of Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and a 14-ounce package of delicious Pecan Treasures from our Bakery in a re-usable Fireside tote bag along with a souvenir photograph and two glasses of our Celebration Punch – a celebratory mix of fresh tropical fruit juices, pineapple rum, and a splash of white soda – available with or without alcohol. You may also have your special occasion announced in the theatre with the opening welcome if you wish. We announce Wedding Anniversaries and Birthdays for ages 18 or under and 50 or over. This $20.00 package is available through the box office in advance of your visit by calling 1-800-477-9505. If you do not wish to purchase the Celebration Package but would like a birthday or anniversary recognized please let the box office know and they will arrange to have a candle in the dessert as it is brought to the table.
The Fireside Dinner Theatre has a theatre-in-the-round with a square stage surrounded by five rows of main floor seating on two sides, nine rows of main floor seating on two sides and two rows of balcony seating on all four sides. For some productions, the center of the stage will revolve. The entire facility is accessible to guests with disabilities, including theatre seating in section Y, row J. Note that the seats in Section Y, row K are raised chairs. Please let us know of any special needs you have when placing reservations.
Yes! We are pleased to offer a new Hearing Loop system to aid guests with hearing loss. If you wear hearing aids with a telecoil, the system will either automatically amplify the sound or you may need to turn that function on. If you do not wear hearing aids or if they do not have the telecoil, you may request use of a headset from the House Manager before the performance.
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Auditions for The Fireside are held in New York several months prior to each show and are advertised on backstage.com and playbill.com. There is also an Equity call in Chicago for most shows and that information is available on the Equity website. We do not take submissions outside the auditions.
If you are interested in children’s auditions, those are held as needed and advertised locally and in several surrounding communities. You can also request email notification of those auditions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a children’s audition for A CHRISTMAS STORY – The Musical scheduled as follows:
The Fireside Theatre is looking for energetic, motivated children – ages 7 – 15; no taller than 5’3” – who can sing, act, and dance for their production of A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical. The show calls for six boys and five girls who will be double cast and alternate performances. Tap dancing is a plus but not a requirement to audition or be in the show. The character of Ralphie does not tap dance.
The show begins rehearsals on October 14, 2019 and runs from October 31 – December 22. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda Studio at the Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison, WI. This is a joint audition with Children’s Theatre of Madison who will also be considering auditioners for future productions.
All auditioners should prepare a short song and bring their own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also bring a current photo that will not be returned and tap shoes if available. All roles are paid. Please be prompt as latecomers may not be seen. Any further information will be provided at the audition.
As with all professional arts, theatre and sporting events our tickets are not refundable. We will make exchanges for weather emergencies if the storm is severe. We would not make exchanges on a prediction or after-the-fact so see what it’s like the day of your performance. For Weather Related Cancellations you must contact our Box Office at 800-477-9505 on the day you are booked. All decisions are made the day of the show and rebooking options will be given at that time. For Matinee Cancellations please call anytime after 8:30 a.m. and for Evening Cancellations please call after 1:00p.m. Any cancellations sent by email will not be considered valid.
Youth Packages for ages 14 and under are available for all performances for $46.95 plus tax and facilities charge. Youth enjoy the same Thursday evening buffet and Sunday Brunch as all guests with the Youth Package salad and dessert. For all other performances, their menu includes a Fresh Fruit Salad, Chicken Strips, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Corn, and a Chocolate Sundae.
Our fresh baked goods are available on all performance days from the arrival time until the performance starts and on Friday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m. We bake the following breads: Wisconsin Seven Grain Maple Walnut, Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon Raisin, Asiago Cheese, Craisin Pecan Oat, Dill and on Fridays we also have Rye. We also bake Blueberry, Craisin and Raisin-Carrot-Nut Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Danish.
Most productions run about 2.5 hours. Once a show has opened the box office would be able to give you a more specific time if you need it. They can be reached at 800-477-9505.
Will Call means that your tickets will be held for you at the Box Office (just inside the main entrance) to be picked up when you arrive. Just stop there and give them your name.
We do announce birthdays and anniversaries from the stage before each performance. In the interest of time, we include all anniversaries, but only include birthdays for guests age 18 and under and those age 50 and over.
We have two dining areas that require going upstairs and one that requires a few steps down. There is also a full flight of stairs to the balcony seating in the theatre. If you or anyone in your party is unable to do stairs, please let us know that in advance so we can make sure your dining and theatre seating will meet your needs.
Yes, our chefs can handle just about anything we ask them to do. Please let the Box Office know what your needs are in advance by calling 800-477-9505.
Gratuity is not included except for groups of 20 or more. Gratuity should be based on the meal portion of the ticket and any cocktails ordered from the bar. The Featured Menus are valued at approximately $30 for adults and $20 for children. If you order something from the optional menu that cost will be on your dinner check.
Optional entrees are available for both Saturday performances, the Sunday Midday show, and any Friday evening performances that may be added to our regular schedule. Menus will be presented when you are seated in the restaurant so you can choose something other than the featured menu if you wish.
The Fireside and the Klopcic Family have a long history of generous support for several regional and national organizations of their choosing. Most recently The Fireside family completed a $100,000 commitment to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson County and donated a $75,000 prize from winning the Flowers Family Foundation Wisconsin Business Achievement Award to two local organizations through the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation. We do not provide ticket donations for raffles, silent auctions, or other charity events. Currently we are considering several organizations in Fort Atkinson and Jefferson County that will be the recipients of our company fund-raising efforts for 2019 and 2020. If you represent a 501 C3 charitable organization serving Jefferson County and wish to be considered for one of our projects you may submit a letter detailing your mission and any current needs to: Julie Nordeen, The Fireside, PO Box 7, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.