07/06/2012 02:28 pm ET | Updated Sep 05, 2012

The Dinner Party's Successful First Season

We had a hugely success first season of The Dinner Party at the Mayne Stage, complete with sold out shows and knock-out guests and chefs! We are working on the Fall season now, with the kick-off on September 20 when we take our show on the road and broadcast live from Expo Chicago at Navy Pier with chef Michael Kornick!

In the interim, check out the highlights from The June 25 Dinner Party on the video below. Director, Steve James (The Interrupters) and playwright and actress Regina Taylor, (Crowns/The Unit) talk storyline, with a performance by Shari Addison giving us a sneak-peek into Crowns! Artistic director of Be The Groove, Stephanie Paul, and Stellar Award Nominee, Marco the Poet, talk about reaching kids through art, with a performance from both! Chef Paul Fehribach of Big Jones flaunts his stuff with gumbo and a home-made charcuterie plate that is outstanding!

Sponsors for the first season of The Dinner Party are Le Cordon Bleu, the L.H. Selman Gallery of Fine Glass Paperweights and Disaster Planning and Response Art Rescue. Enjoy.