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new logo fantasticks May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th at 7:30 PM

and May 6th at 2:00 PM inside the theater at the

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park

**and**   a

Special needs show on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM*

 The Fantasticks is one of the most classic musicals of all time and the Joliet Drama Guild is excited to bring you a brand new production that will breathe new life into this classic masterpiece. The brand new concept takes the Fantasticks out of the world of the cinema.

The musical is being directed by Jake Thomas, with musical direction by Marty Kaspar.

"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

The cast is as follows:
The Narrator: Marty Kaspar
Luisa: Kristy Kesselring
Matt: Michael Mendoza
Hucklebee: John Hehl
Bellomy: Dan Jagodzinski
El Gallo: Matt Dodge
Mortimer: Elyse Lorenz
Henry: Lee Brick

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*For those folks and families who would like to see a show and feel free to be themselves, not worrying about what others might think. Please call for reservations and more information on special pricing, so we can better meet your needs.


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It's a great way to have input into YOUR Joliet Drama Guild!

 New Membership Information

The membership committee is working hard at expanding membership benefits, as well as simplifying enrollment.

All membership terms now run for one year from the date you join or renew.

As of August 31st 2014, all annual memberships expired. For more information on membership benefits,

new membership levels, and how to become a member, go to our membership page.

If you are a member of the JDG, your name and membership type is listed on our Members page. If you were once a member, but it was a while ago, your membership has probably lapsed. All memberships are for one year and must be renewed, except Honorary Lifetime Members.

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