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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.


The Cast:


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 reservations@jolietdramaguild.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.