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11 09, 2019

Buddy Holly’s Influential Style


Buddy Holly’s groundbreaking style influenced many popular musicians as Rock and Roll came into its own in the 1960’s. Unfortunately, this year will mark the 60th anniversary of his untimely death so we will never know where his talent would have taken him. Here are some thoughts on Buddy’s influence from several other famous rockers: [...]

Buddy Holly’s Influential Style2019-09-09T12:43:31-05:00
4 09, 2019

Rockin’ Refreshments


Our talented Bar Managers Taryn and Keegan have mixed up some more new flavors for you this fall for the run of BUDDY.  The Show Special, Maybe Baby, is a mix of several fruit liqueurs, juice and soda that will have you raising your hand for more.  This one is also available alcohol free. There’s [...]

Rockin’ Refreshments2019-09-04T10:43:38-05:00
28 08, 2019

Matt McClure to star as Buddy Holly


The Fireside is proud to welcome Matt McClure to our stage for this fall’s production of BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story. Originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, Matt is no stranger to Buddy Holly with this being his seventh time donning the horn-rimmed glasses. When not performing, Matt has also traveled the country as a freelance [...]

Matt McClure to star as Buddy Holly2019-08-28T14:47:27-05:00
21 08, 2019

Willow’s Fireside Debut


This summer we’ve been proud to introduce Willow in the role of Sandy. Certainly one of the crowd-favorite supporting characters in this summer's production of ANNIE, Willow has done an outstanding job! Willow is an American Kennel Club Champion and also has her Companion Dog title. She a five year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling [...]

Willow’s Fireside Debut2019-08-20T09:10:55-05:00
14 08, 2019

Two More Reasons To See ANNIE


Besides the stellar performance by young Gracie Halverson who plays ANNIE and the chance to enjoy Steve Watts as Daddy Warbucks – here are two more great reasons to catch ANNIE before it closes on September 1 - Phil Sloves as Rooster, and Kerri Rose as Lily St. Regis. Phil has performed here before as [...]

Two More Reasons To See ANNIE2019-08-14T10:43:18-05:00
7 08, 2019

Annie’s Featured Beverages


We’ve got several special beverages for you to enjoy when you visit us for ANNIE. The Show Special is a take-off on one of the show’s opening musical numbers, “It’s A Hard Knock Life” sung by the orphans. We’re calling it Hard Knock Light because it comes with a re-usable flashing cube to brighten up [...]

Annie’s Featured Beverages2019-08-07T12:24:46-05:00
31 07, 2019

Best of Area Awards


Last week we were honored to continue our 13-year string as the Area’s Best Tourist Attraction and Fish Fry. We were also named Best Restaurant in the Daily Jefferson County Union’s Bet of the Area Reader’s Poll. The poll asked for readers’ nominations for 135 categories in five divisions – People, Food & Drink, Things, [...]

Best of Area Awards2019-07-29T15:46:03-05:00
24 07, 2019

ANNIE opens to rave reviews!


We’re excited to share a few production photos of our new production of ANNIE! Take a heartwarming story of a young orphan who dreams of finding her parents, add a charming billionaire who welcomes her into his lavish home for Christmas, mix in an extra handful of cute kids, hilarious comic villains, the President of [...]

ANNIE opens to rave reviews!2019-07-24T12:31:19-05:00
17 07, 2019

ANNIE Takes the Stage!


America’s favorite cartoon sweetheart is back on The Fireside stage through September 1st with seven shows weekly and youth packages for ages 14 and under.  Winner of seven Tony Awards, the Broadway hit ANNIE is a delightful concoction of comic villains, cute little girls, gangsters, President, billionaires and bums. You’ll be delighted by the young [...]

ANNIE Takes the Stage!2019-07-17T10:00:05-05:00
10 07, 2019

Paying Tribute to Martin Charnin


Martin Charnin, the Tony Award Winning creator of ANNIE passed away on July 6, 2019 at age 84.  With more than 40 productions to his credit, Charnin wrote lyrics for seven Broadway musicals. He won the Tony Award for best original score along with composer Charles Strouse for ANNIE in 1977. The show won seven [...]

Paying Tribute to Martin Charnin2019-07-09T13:46:10-05:00