The Fireside Theatre Prepares for a Big Season in 2018

(Pewaukee, Wis…January 25, 2018) After finishing a top-selling season in 2017, one of the best in the theater’s recent history, the Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin has kicked off another big season for 2018.

Starting out the year with Kopit & Yeston’s “Phantom,” a musical with lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Arthur Kopit is based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera. The musical is different than Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” and has been in production over 1,000 times worldwide. “Phantom” will be showing at the Fireside Theatre through February 18, 2018.

After “Phantom” the Fireside cast will perform Disney’s “Newsies,” set in New York at the turn of the century that was adapted from the Walt Disney Film. “Newsies” will be showing February 22-April 8.

Next will be “42nd Street,” the show about Broadway and Times Square from a show-business perspective. “42nd Street” will be live April 12-May 27.

Then, “A Second Helping” will begin. The show is a sequel to the comedic “Church Basement Ladies,” which played in 2017. “A Second Helping” will be showing May 31-July 15.

After that, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will go live on the Fireside stage. The Disney classic will include popular songs like “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World.” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will be showing July 19-September 2.

Next, “Grease” will come to the Fireside stage. To this day, “Grease” is still one of the world’s most popular musicals around the globe, featuring hits such as “Greased Lightnin’” and “Summer Nights.” “Grease” will be playing at the Fireside September 6-October 28.

Finally, the 2018 season will conclude with “Elf the Musical,” based on the ever-popular holiday film which features Will Ferrell. Just in time for the holidays, “Elf the Musical” will be live at the Fireside November 1-December 23.

“The Fireside is a favorite Wisconsin – and national – destination because guests are treated like family,” said AFFIRM’s Vice President Laura Monagle. “AFFIRM is pleased to be able to work with The Fireside to make sure that their special brand of professional entertainment, fine dining and unique shopping becomes a tradition for many generations to come.”

The Fireside features world-class fine dining before each show, included in the ticket pricing. Information on the theater, all shows, menus, and tickets can be found online at


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