Dinner Theatre






Christian Cunningham





Since his award winning performances on The Today Show over a decade ago, Christian Cunningham has honed his smooth, smokey baritone and his heartfelt, emotional vocal delivery.  And now you can hear him live on stage at the Beef House Dinner Theatre.  Join Christian for this unforgettable event as he pays tribute to singers who left us too soon including Sam Cooke, Karen Carpenter, Luther Vandross, Patsy Cline, Michael Jackson, Buddy Holly, John Denver, Elvis, John Lennon and many more.  Enjoy songs from the soundtrack of your life sung in a transformative style like only Christian Cunningham can.  His innovative arrangements will breathe new life into songs you love and you wont want to miss some unforgettable musical collaborations when his friend Logan Kirby, Jodi Prosser, Kena Clark join him on stage. 

Evening Show – April 12

 Matinee Shows – April 13 & 14


Let’s Twist Again!

A Teen Angels Story

Let’s twist again, like we did last summer with this BRAND-NEW SHOW and celebrate the teen idols and teen queens of the 1950s and 60s one more time.  Travel back to a simpler time and listen to summer tunes that will take you back to picnics in the park and vacations to the beach.  Songs include such hits as “Laughter in the Rain”, “Rockin Robin”, “Pink Shoelaces”, “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “Surfin U.S.A.” and many more.  Noah Acree & Kayla Dillman return in the roles of Johnny & Diana in this brand new summer love story.

Evening Shows July 5 & 12, Matinee Shows July 6, 7, 10, 11, 13 & 14



Last season R.E.S.P.E.C.T. had audiences on their feet and begging for more so we are bringing it back due to popular demand.  R.E.S.P.E.C.T. pays tribute to the woman who deserve our respect for paving the way for powerful, talented and exceptional African-American musical divas including Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and more.  The original cast returns with a new expanded disco celebration, more dancing and a tribute to Diana Ross.  Featuring over 30 hits, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. will raise the roof and bring down the house at each performance. 

Evening Show – July 19, Matinee Shows - July 18, 20 & 21


Steel Magnolias

Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the doting M’Lynn and her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.

Evening Shows – July 26 & August 2, Matinees Shows – July 27, 28, August 1, 3 & 4


Kirby & Clark’s Classic Country Cavalcade

Beef House Dinner Theatre favorites, Logan Kirby and Kena Clark are back to celebrate all things country with the help of singer/pianist Chrissy Sparks.  Anything can happen when these dynamic performers take to the stage.  Featuring all your favorite classic country hits! You’ll feel like you’re in the front row of the Opry!  

Evening Shows - September 20 & 27, Matinee Shows - September 21, 22, 26, 28 & 29


The 2024 Beef House Christmas Show

Join us once again for this annual holiday tradition.  Each year our Christmas Show is new and original but will always feature our talented company members and our spectacular Beef House band.  Combine that with a bountiful buffet and you have seasonal event not to be missed.

Evening Shows - December 13 & 20, Matinee Shows – Dec. 14, 15, 18, 19, 21 & 22, 2024


How much are tickets?

2024 Individual Tickets $65

2024 Choose 5 Shows Season Subscription $300

2024 Choose All 6 Shows Season Subscriptions $360

Your tickets price includes the show, buffet meal with at least 3 entree choices, a potato choice and 2 vegetables, individual tossed salad, famous Beef House yeast rolls with strawberry jam, soft drink (tea, lemonade or Coke products), fruit cobbler with ice cream for dessert, tax, and all fees.  There are no hidden or additional fees for ordering tickets and we make fresh baked cookies for intermission!  Gratuity is not included.  

Group rates available for groups of 20 or more  by calling 217-499-5355 or emailing beefhousedt@gmail.com


What time does it start? 

Evening Shows Doors Open 6:00 PM Eastern Time, Show at 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Matinee Shows Doors Open 12:30 PM Eastern Time, Show at 2:00 PM Eastern Time


Dates, titles and appearances are subject to change.   


Can I get a refund? 


Reservations are non-refundable but we will tranfer reservations to other performances  if cancellations are made at least 24 hours in advance, unless the show you hold tickets has already been listed as sold out on our website.  If the show has been sold out we cannot offer any type of tranfer for unused tickets.  

If you arrive less than 15 minutes before show time, you will not have time to eat and the buffet will no longer be available.  There will be no refund for the food portion of your reservation.  


I made a reservation, but I never recieved tickets.

What should I do?

You will not recieve email or printed tickets.  Your purchase is considered a reservation.  All you will need to do is present your name at the door and parties will be seated from our reservation list.  When purchaisng reservations online you wlll recieve a PayPal receipt only.  Please watch your cart very carefully when making online reservations and make sure you just have the items you wish in your cart.  


Do you have accessible seating and can I sit with my friends?

If you have some in a wheelchair or using a walker please let us know when you make reservations so that we may make seating arrangements for your party.  All information you can give us is very helpful. If you wish ot sit with a group it is best to make a reservation under one name at one time, but if you don't you will need to call and let us know who you want to sit with.  We will do our best but cannot always gaurantee you wil be together as shows begin to sell out.  


What's on the buffet? 

Our meal options are subject to change but entree choices often include: roast beef, roast pork, bbq pork, fried, chicken, baked chicken, fried cod, fried shrimp, grilled chicken over rice, chicken & noodles, lasagna,  baked ham or roast turkey.  The menu changes daily and may not be the same for the entire run of a show.  The meal also includes soft drink, tossed salad, famous Beef House yeast rolls and strawberry jam and dessert. 


Email All Questions to beefhousedt@gmail.com


2023 - Teen Angels, Escape to Margaritaville, Honky Tonk Angels: On the Road Again!, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., The Hallelujah Girls, Beef House Christmas Show

2022 - From Memphis to Motor City, Elvis The Musical, Rockin the Ivories, Crazy...About Patsy, The Wild Women of Winedale, Beef House Christmas Show

2021 -  Blessed Assurance, The Hop, Unchained Melodies, Here's to the Hayride, The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, Beef House Christmas Show

2020 - 8 Track, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Kirby & Clark: Classic Country Duets, The Savannah Sipping Society, Beef House Christmas Show

2019 - Godspell, That Lovin' Feelin', The Honky Tonk Angels, Ring of Fire,  Beef House Christmas Show

2018 - Always, Patsy Cline, Newsies, Million Dollar Quartet, The Odd Couple, Beef House Christmas Show

2017 - My Way: A Tribute to Sinatra, Life Could Be A Dream, DISASTER!, The Trip to Bountiful, Beef House Christmas Show

2016 - The Boys in Autumn, Oklahoma!, Million Dollar Quartet, Driving Miss Daisy,  Beef House Christmas Show

2015 - Love Letters, 9 to 5 The Musical, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Steel Magnolias,  Beef House Christmas Show

2014 - Always, Patsy Cline, Ring of Fire, Return to the Forbidden Planet, The 39 Steps,  Beef House Christmas Show

2013 - Always, Patsy Cline, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story,  Beef House Christmas Show

2012 - The Marvelous Wonderettes

2011 - Big River

2010 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2009 - Neil Sedaka's Breaking Up is Hard to Do

2008 - Nunsense

2007 - All Shook Up

2006 - Forever Plaid

2005 - Big River

2004 - Pump Boys & Dinettes

2003 - Little Shop of Horrors

2002 - Carousel 

2001 - 1776

2000 - 6 Rms Riv Vu, Gypsy

1999 - Arsenic & Old Lace, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1998 - Murder is a Game, Brigadoon

1997 - Rodgers & Hammerstien's A Grand Night for Singing, Guys & Dolls