Upcoming Shows

The production season of the Joliet Drama Guild now runs from January 1st through December 31st.

Typically we produce 1 play or small musical, 1 large musical in the summer and a Christmas show every season as our mainstream offerings  at the Bicentennial Park in Joliet.  Our Studio J productions are usually something “a little different”. We also try to offer various workshops throughout the year on various topics to increase participant's stagecraft.


We have also partnered with American Legion #1080 at 2625 Ingalls Ave and will  perform 2 murder mystery dinner theater shows a year along with other fun things like Pancakes with Peter, a Christmas show, Friday fish fry's and more!!! Come join us in all the fun!


"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Tickets on sale now.  Reserve by calling 815-715-8881, email jdg@thejolietdramaguild.com , click on the buy link to purchase or purchase at the door on the day of the show.

Show dates and times:  Saturday Dec 18th 7:00 and Sunday Dec 19th 2:00

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors.  Show is at Bicentennial Park located at 201 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL


Auditions are Dec 13-14 and show dates are Feb 18-20/25-27


Acting Classes

We are starting with personalized acting classes which will turn into group classes.  For more information, please click the register now button below.