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!

Murder at the Malt Shop
Murder Mystery Dinner
It’s the fabulous 50s and the little town of Shingleville is rife with suspicion and speculation.  Sprout’s Malt Shop is filled with quirky characters, and one them is guilty of murder!  After all, they all have a motive when the reprehensible and unreasonable Jerry Atrick falls over dead after an unexpected blackout. 

It’s up to Sheriff Colin Allcars to find out who is responsible for the foul play.  Was it the trouble-making greaser, Noah Count?  Or the bubbly and annoying know-it-all cheerleader, Bobbie Pinz?  Surely not her sidekick, Shirley Knott!  Could it have been the waitress, Dee Lighted, who takes your order but brings you whatever she feels like?  How about the sultry starlet or the dim-witted jock?  Order up! 

This zany mystery delivers exactly what you’re craving:  a juicy whodunit served with loads of puns and topped with a heap of nostalgic 50s references!

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.