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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
27 06, 2019



Artistic Director Ed Flesch recently spent a very productive week in New York holding auditions for our upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS STORY. With separate calls for Equity and Non-Equity, principals and ensemble members plus agent submissions and callbacks, he and Musical Director Mary Ehlinger saw nearly 600 people over the course of the week. [...]

Casting for A CHRISTMAS STORY2019-06-27T09:37:51-05:00
19 06, 2019

NEW in The Fireside Gift Shops


Our gift shop staff is proud to debut several new ladies apparel items. We’ve chosen a lightweight cardigan, a fleece vest, and a v-neck t-shirt to get started so be sure to check them out next time you’re here. They’re located on the main level of the large gift shop right next to a new [...]

NEW in The Fireside Gift Shops2019-06-19T12:43:55-05:00
12 06, 2019

A Few Minutes With Steve Watts


Steve Watts’ biggest claim to fame at The Fireside is his role of the Bandleader in our live band shows – 13 in all since SWING ON STAR in 2005. He’s taken us through the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s by single decade, combinations, or theme shows like Viva Vegas and Hollywood Sings. This year’s [...]

A Few Minutes With Steve Watts2019-06-12T14:16:10-05:00
6 06, 2019

“Rock ‘N Roll” is a hit!


As the song says, “The heart of rock and roll is still beating.” It sure is in our new production of THAT’S WHAT I CALL ROCK ‘N ROLL! Conceived, written and directed by Ed Flesch, our guests so far have declared it out best band show yet. Showcasing rock and roll music from the 50’s [...]

“Rock ‘N Roll” is a hit!2019-06-06T13:15:34-05:00
29 05, 2019

Enjoy a rockin’ cocktail before the show!


Bar Managers Taryn and Keegan have put together a few delicious new Show Specials for the run of THAT’S WHAT I CALL ROCK ‘N ROLL. The featured Show Drink is a Rockin’ Raspberry Limeade which is available with or without alcohol – a real tart and tangy treat. They’ve also created a tropical twist on [...]

Enjoy a rockin’ cocktail before the show!2019-05-29T15:15:47-05:00
24 05, 2019

That’s What I Call Rock ‘N Roll


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. [...]

That’s What I Call Rock ‘N Roll2019-06-03T11:41:56-05:00
15 05, 2019

Children’s Auditions Held for ANNIE


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 [...]

Children’s Auditions Held for ANNIE2019-05-15T08:46:58-05:00
9 05, 2019

Celebrating 55 Years Of Business!


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 [...]

Celebrating 55 Years Of Business!2019-05-09T16:15:00-05:00
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