DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The Dobbs Ferry School District's Music and Theater Department is set to host the first Madrigal Dinner Fund-raiser on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The event promises to be a Renaissance-themed dinner theater experience, to support upcoming student trips to competitions and performances. Residents are invited to the dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Dobbs Ferry High School commons.
“We hope this seasonal fund-raising dinner will become an annual must-attend event,” said director Georgia DeFalco. “Traditionally, a Madrigal Dinner most often features some drama, some comedy and a steady stream of string-laden Renaissance music, but the entertainment also consisted of all sorts of wonderful characters of The Middle Ages. They include not only singers, but jesters, magicians, beggars, fortune tellers, and the like. We want everyone to eat-drink-and-be-merry and immerse themselves in the time period.”
Revelers can enjoy a winter feast of regional fare while being entertained by the Dobbs Ferry a capella singers, under the direction of DeFalco, the High School Drama Club Improvisation Troupe spearheaded by Ellen Flaks and an instrumental ensemble led by the High School/Middle School. The singers will enact the roles of the Royal Court with a King and Queen played by Will Brosnahan and Janine Rodriguez.
Tickets are $30 and include a four-course meal, choir and musical concerts and dramatic entertainment. To purchase tickets email Music Director Georgia DeFalco, at firstname.lastname@example.org.