The Joliet Drama Guild proudly presented our 5th Annual Madrigal Dinner!
Performance dates were December 16-17-18 inside the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre. Friday and Saturday performances began at 7:00 PM, Sunday performance was at 1:00 PM. Music from the Renaissance was performed, along with other entertainment from the period. There was singers, instrumentalists, fencers , a jester, a minstrel, and more!*
Join the royal court of King Henry CMXLII for a night of frolic and fancy you won't soon forget! A host of wacky characters spreads the fun around thickly as you, the audience, plays the part of esteemed Renaissance dinner guests, experience non-stop mirth and music in this laugh-out-loud comedy for all ages. Sight gags, slapstick, and mind wrenching word humor will have you choking on your Boar's Head.
JESTER Master of Ceremonies Elyse Lorenz
KING HENRY Kelley Beggs
QUEEN ISABELLE Maria McElhone
THE BARD OF GALWAY - Royal Storyteller John Breen
LORD FUMBLEMORE - Royal Word-Smith Patrick McElhone
SISTER ROSEMARY ELIZABETH Rebecca Fassbender
LADY MARGARET PEGGY Redundant Royal Aid Dawn Cardwell
LADY PEGGY MARGARET Redundant Royal Aid Jackie Flint
LORD CANTERBURY Brian McElhone
PRINCE ARTEMIS o Son of the King and Queen Justin Lessentine
LADY FALLOWMORE Calista Plodzien
LADY HERRINGBONE Lexi Tadrowski
LADY PENNYWHISTLE Anna Lustofin
SIR GEORGE Kyle Conway
LADY GRETCHEN Kristy Kesselring
SIR EARL Baron of Duke Michael Mendoza
LORD DUKE Earl of Barrin Tyrique McNeal
SIR BYRON Duke of Earl Jordan Willner
Tickets are $35 for this beautifully catered dinner and performance. Dinner includes a catered dinner of Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy, Baked Ham with Honey Glaze, Baby Russet Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary, Glazed Baby Carrots, Fresh Cut Fruit Salad, Roll and Butter, Iced Tea, Fruit Punch, Water, Wassail for toasting (a warm apple cider, cranberry and cinnamon drink), and a special bread pudding for dessert. There is a 1/2 portion Dinner meal available for children 5 - 10 years old for only $15. Children under 5 years old (little nibblers) are free with a paid adult ticket! Groups of 8 or more receive a 10% discount.
Non-dinner seats for the Madrigal Dinner are available (Pauper seats) for $15. Children 5 - 10 years old are only $5 with an accompanying adult! Children under 5 years old only watching, no dinner, are free with an accompanying adult!
All dinner tickets for the Madrigal Dinner must be purchased in advance. Pauper seats may be purchased at the door. To purchase tickets online now, click
Reservations can be made for this event by leaving a voice mail at 877-JDG-1933, or you can e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will contact you to obtain your payment information prior to the show.
* - not all performers will be available for all performances. A more detailed list will be available closer to performance dates.