Reservations are closed for this year’s event. Sorry, we can not accomodate walk-ins for this dinner. See you next year!
UW-Fond du Lac’s Music Department will present a winter madrigal production “The Peasant, the Prince, the Boot and the Mirror” on Saturday, Dec.13, in the University Center Commons, 400 University Drive.
6 pm Gathering Time
6:30 pm Dinner/Entertainment
$35 per person includes a four-course meal and entertainment
Advance reservations/payment required by Dec. 8, no walk-ins. All seating for the dinner is reserved.
In Person: UW-FDL Business Office
By Phone: (920) 929-1111
By Mail: print and send in the reservation form
The evening begins with a gathering time from 6-6:30 p.m. featuring a brass quintet, a magician, a fortune teller, tumblers and singers. The four-course dinner and show begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cast in full Renaissance costumes.
UW-Fond du Lac students have been rehearsing since early fall for this production which is directed by Cara Davis, UW-Fond du Lac music lecturer. The evening will also include the UW-Fond du Lac Chorus performing several Renaissance musical numbers and the UW-Fond du Lac Bell Choir, a new ensemble at the university.
The singing role of the Minstrel will be performed by Casey Wilson. Cast members include Kasey Burg (King); Kimberly Fleming (Jester); Alex Chanto (Mertonsire); Lauren Freund (Baliff); Michael Woodley (Drover); Will Malames (Twiggins); Hannah Lavrenz (Elizabeth); Sandra Nett (Maude) and Sarah Seegert (Mary).
“The dedication of this cast and how well they worked together has been amazing,” said Davis. “They have memorized a lot of lines, rehearsed parts endlessly and even developed English accents to give this show a true Renaissance feeling. It’s been a delight to see this all come together and the show promises to be a fun and magical evening.”
The menu includes a festive Renaissance-inspired feast of Wizard’s Wassail, the Queen’s Field of Greens, the King’s Peasant’s Purse, and finishing with the Court Jester’s Rum Custard Bread Pudding. Renaissance dress for those attending is appropriate, but not required.
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