THAT’S WHAT I CALL ROCK ‘N ROLL is set to open on May 30th with a stellar cast you’re sure to love! Led by Host Andy Kindig and Bandleader Steve Watts, the script by The Fireside’s Artistic Director Ed Flesch showcases some of the greatest rock ‘n roll hits from the 50’s through the 80’s. [...]
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On Wednesday, May 8, 153 young actresses aged 7 – 14 came to The Fireside in search of stardom! They were here to audition for the roles of Annie and the six orphans in our summer production of ANNIE which opens on July 18th. Each candidate was given the opportunity to sing a short song [...]
On Saturday evening, May 9, 1964 Dick and Betty Klopcic opened their new intimate pyramid-shaped restaurant with seating for 120 diners. Named The Fireside for the cozy fireplace at its center and the warm experience they hoped to convey, their mission was to offer the finest foods and exceptional service. From the very beginning, their [...]
While his is definitely a familiar face to most Fireside guests it’s safe to say he’s more like family to our most frequent attendees. Chris Ott, Director of Operations, began his Fireside career as a bartender in 2002, a job he held post-college while he was also working at Beloit College as an assistant women’s [...]
On Tuesday, April 25, 1978 The Fireside opened its inaugural production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC for a ten-week run. That was the beginning of our glorious run of over 200 productions! SOUTH PACIFIC was also presented in 1983, 2004, and 2017. It’s so fun to see how far our production values have climbed [...]
For Chef Mike, cooking for 700 is just another day at the office. While a few people might think they know what they want to be “when they grow up,” many of us evolve into our careers. Executive Chef Michael Scott, for example, grew up in Ohio and began his working life as an auto [...]
Saturday, April 6th marked the 26th Flame of Friendship Awards Celebration at The Fireside, recognizing the contribution of group leaders, tour companies, schools, and businesses that regularly bring groups of guests for a dinner theatre experience. This year’s invited guests included anyone who brought at least two groups of 40 or more to productions in [...]
On March 22nd the Klopcic Family said farewell to The Fireside’s co-founder, Betty (Middleton) Klopcic who went to her heavenly home to join her late husband, Dick and their Lord on March 16th. Betty was born in Milwaukee in 1929. She and Dick created The Fireside Restaurant in 1964, added the theatre in 1978, and [...]
The cast of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL has arrived for rehearsals and they’re already have a great time. We’re pleased to welcome Tauren Hagans, Jenny McGlinchey, Laurie Carter Rose, Nikki Casseri, and Monica Heuser to our Fireside family. This “hilarious celebration of women and the change” has had audiences laughing for 18 years in more than [...]
It’s Spring! Time to celebrate warmer days and the return of color to our outdoor world. The Fireside invites you to discover our Gift Shops’ extensive selection of spring and summer décor. Whether you’re decorating inside or out, looking for gifts or something for yourself, you’ll find charm, beauty, and whimsy at every turn. Find [...]