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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]