April 13, 2023 – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson
This is the story of Max and John, neighbors who have been feuding for most of their lives. Invigorated by their shared affection for their beautiful new neighbor across the street, they face-off as romantic rivals until their hilarious shenanigans finally bring about a resolution to their long-standing differences. Based on the 1993 comedy film, starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, this stage adaptation captures the lovable, crotchety characters through twinkling humor, great songs, and the affectionate depiction of a small town that feels like home to everyone.
May 17, 2023 – Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
Of the many shady trades in baseball history, none have equaled the dark brilliance of the offer in DAMN YANKEES, the devilishly clever musical comedy about America’s favorite pastime. Based on the novel, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Penant,” middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. This Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park!
June 8, 2023 – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson
What makes a performer a legend? It’s that certain something that makes them shine brighter than all the rest, that enduring
talent that makes their popularity live on around the world. Join us for an exclusive Midwest engagement of a brand new show,
Legends in Concert – Direct from London! It’s all there – the sound, the look, the glamour, the magic. Featuring tributes to
legendary British superstars of yesterday and today – Freddie Mercury, Adele, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Dusty Springfield –
with a four-piece band and performers so gifted, you’ll swear the real thing is right before your very eyes.
July 20, 2023 – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson
The world’s favorite “practically perfect” nanny comes alive on the Fireside stage serving up more than a spoonful of delightful
music, dancing, and laughter that will transport and enchant audiences of all ages. A beloved Tony Award-winning musical, The
Fireside’s production of MARY POPPINS features all the well-known songs, high-step dancing, and a treasure chest full of magic
and mirth. Everyone will enjoy this dazzling and musical fable. There is only one word to describe this unforgettable production
August 2, 2023 – Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
Before the Beatles and the Stones, Rock & Roll was born. BUDDY is the smash hit musical celebration of the life of Buddy Holly.
In just three short years, BUDDY set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Charting
the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise in popularity from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves
until his tragic death less than two years later, this rocking musical features several of the decades greatest hits. You’ll hear,
“Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” “Oh Boy,” and more.
September 7, 2023 – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson
Titanic. The very name signals one of the most enduring events of the Twentieth Century. TITANIC is the 1997 Broadway
Musical that captured five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Soaring songs, grand staging, and a set awash in glorious
costumes makes this historic musical a must-see event. It traces the lives of all the varied strata of people uniquely united on
that fateful journey, with the central character being the Titanic herself. TITANIC is human drama that explores and reveals
individual strength, love, faith, and especially the triumph of human dignity. Don’t miss this musical as unforgettable as the
historic event itself.
October 11, 2023 – Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
GYPSY is known as the mother of all musicals. GYPSY is the tale of the ultimate ambitious stage mother, fighting for her
daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own. Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explored the world of two-bit show
business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. This lavish classic boasts a celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen
Sondheim including, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” and “Together Wherever We
November 16, 2023 – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson
Join us for this merry, sparkling, tuneful, boisterous Broadway musical version of the world’s most beloved Christmas story –
Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Based on the popular musical movie starring Albert Finney, SCROOGE THE MUSICAL tells this
time honored tale of redemption and love as only The Fireside can – with a beautiful and rousing musical score (including the well-known “Thank You Very Much”), breath-taking dancing, beautiful period costumes, uproarious comedy, and heart- warming drama. If you have to choose only one Christmas show this season you must see SCROOGE THE MUSICAL.
December 13, 2023 – Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
Celebrating the soundtrack of a generation. BEAUTIFUL is the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from
teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her
own life-changing, trailblazing solo album, BEAUTIFUL takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a
lifetime. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” “Take Good Care of My
Baby,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this Tony
and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.