Shows for everyone in the family!

The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest’s most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor’s Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate over 54 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do.

We invite you to begin your Fireside experience by browsing through our spectacular gift shops or relaxing in the lounge with a refreshing treat from our menu of regular and alcohol free specialty drinks.  Then we will treat you to a superb dining experience in one of our lovely dining rooms.  Finally, enjoy a live professional show in our intimate theatre-in-the-round.  We hope your visit is an unforgettable adventure filled with more wonder, imagination and inspiration than you’d ever expect.

Our Latest News…

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]