The Floyd Central Choral and Theatre Departments will present their sixteenth annual Madrigal Celebration on Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the backstage area of the Floyd Central Performing Arts Center.
Robbie Steiner, Director of Floyd Central Theatre, and Angela Hampton, director of the choral department will be continuing this tradition that was built when former director Chris Bundy first came to F.C. fifteen years ago. “It’s an event that has been a large part of both the choral and theatre departments of Floyd Central, as well as the community that surrounds our school. Continuing this tradition has always been a “yes” for me. I have enjoyed seeing the past madrigal feasts and having the opportunity to make it come to life is an honor for me. This madrigal dinner is an evening unlike any other; it’s a step back in time. I loved everything that Chris Bundy and Angela Hampton brought to this festive evening and I am ecstatic to join in the magic.”
The event which, recreates a renaissance Christmas feast and celebration, features a five course meal with entertainment by the Royale Court Players throughout the evening as well as musical entertainment by the Royale Court Singers and concludes with the serving of the flaming Christmas cake and a concert by the singers who are costumed in the elegant clothing of court royals. Guests are served by costumed servants who cater to every whim.
The menu for the evening includes an appetizer cheese and fruit tray with nut bread; hot wassail for the evening’s welcoming toast; Mixed green salad with apples, craisins, pears & cashews; parmesan chicken breast, herbed potatoes & a vegetable medley, dinner roll with apple butter, and the traditional flaming Christmas cake. Tea, lemonade and coffee are also available. A vegetarian selection is also available, but must be ordered at the time of placing reservations.
Steiner, who is in his first year as Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central, commented, “Floyd Central’s Madrigal Dinner has become an event that members of our community look forward to all through the year. Both students and the community come together to enjoy this timeless evening of music, theatre, festive food and much more. We hope to see many familiar faces in the audience as well as new ones as we pass on this Floyd Central tradition. We plan on making this event as memorable as always and can’t wait to spread the festive cheer of the Madgrial Dinner.”
Reservations for the event must be made in advance by calling the theatre box office at (812) 542-2284. Those calling should leave their name, phone number, the day tickets are desired and the number of tickets needed.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $20 for students.