“The Peasant, the Prince, the Boot, and the Mirror”
The North Hills High School choral program will hold the sixth annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Athanasius Church social hall at 7 Chalfonte Ave. in West View. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be reserved online here or by calling the North Hills Athletics and Activities office at 412-318-1438. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Doors open at 6 p.m. The fundraising event is sponsored by the North Hills Choral Parents Association.
The evening will include a home-cooked pasta meal served by choir members, while the Madrigal Players will present a 15th century-style skit in period costumes with music provided by the Madrigal Choir comprised of North Hills students. This year’s skit, “The Peasant, the Prince, the Boot, and the Mirror,” involves a search for a pretender to the throne to replace the aging king, and an audience member just might fit the bill, or the Royal Boot as this case may be. Hilarity ensues as the action turns into a drama-filled courtroom, a mix-up in the Royal Nursery, and the mirror finally showing who will be the next king.
A Madrigal dinner is a 21st century recreation of the Renaissance feasts held in the great baronial halls throughout England during the twelve days of Christmas. The feasts were filled with stunning pageantry, bawdy humor, endless amounts of succulent food and extraordinary music.
Raffle baskets will be available during the evening. Proceeds will benefit the North Hills Choral Program’s continuing activities, including this year’s music department performance tour to Ohio to compete in the Music in the Parks festival at Cedar Point and a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.