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Auditions October 2nd & 3rd

Bicentennial Park 201 W Jefferson St.


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Auditions are October 2nd & 3rd from 6PM-9PM


Directed by Nicole Kaestner

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Be prepared perform cold reads from the script. 
Performance dates are December 15th-17th, 2023

In this family-friendly holiday mystery, Sherlock Holmes is asked to discover the identity of a man who lost his hat and goose in a late-night scuffle. At first, Holmes treats the request as only a mild curiosity, but then the countess of Morcar’s rare and valuable blue carbuncle is found stuffed down the goose’s throat. The pursuit of the thief leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from 221B Baker Street to Covent Garden Market and all over the streets of wintry London.


Although this is not a musical in the traditional sense, it is a holiday play with music! The cast will learn some traditional Christmas Carols and Mrs. Hudson has a musical solo singing “Silent Night”. Please prepare your favorite Christmas song (E.G. Jingle Bells, Rudolph, any Holiday number). Note, not all roles are required to sing.
English accents are encouraged, RP and Cockney



Sherlock Holmes: A consulting Detective
Dr. John H. Watson: Holmes’ baffled friend
Mr. Henry Baker: a highly intellectual man
Peterson: Porter at the Raven Hotel
James Ryder: Head Attendant at the Hotel Cosmopolitan
John Horner: A Plumber
Catherine Cusack: Maid
Mrs. Hudson: Holmes’ Landlady
Mrs. Windigate: Landlady at the Alpha Inn
Mrs. Breckinridge: Purveyor of fine geese
Mrs. Maggie Oakshott: Egg and poultry supplier
Ensemble/ Townspeople


About Us

The Joliet Drama Guild is dedicated to providing quality theatre entertainment for the city and people of Joliet, Illinois; to advancing the cause of the theatre arts for people of all ages and to provide opportunities to talented artists who share our values and want to make a positive difference in the world through theatre.      

For over 80 years, the Joliet Drama Guild has entertained residents of Joliet, Will County, and surrounding areas. Located at the lovely Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theater on the edge of historic downtown Joliet, we provide quality live entertainment at a low price. We have actors and audience members that are on the second, and in some cases, third generation of involvement with our guild. If this is the first time you have heard of us, come see what you're missing. If you are a regular part of our Guild, thank you, and we ask that you bookmark this page and visit often.

For directions to the theatre Click here.       

For reservation or other information you can contact us at Tel: 815-342-0247

We are proud to once again be members of the American Association of Community Theatre ,

and the Illinois Theatre Association. 

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