The DeKalb High School music department’s annual Madrigal Dinners will be Dec. 13 and 14 at Northern Illinois University’s Altgeld Hall and Dec. 20 at DeKalb High School.
Seating will start at 6 p.m. and the processional begins at 6:30 p.m.
A Madrigal dinner is an American form of dinner theater often performed by schools, universities and church groups during the holiday season. It is set in the Middle Ages or Renaissance Period, and generally is comedic in nature. The meal is divided into courses, each of which is heralded with a traditional song. A play is performed between the courses, and a concert of choral music concludes the festivities.
Reservations must be made by Dec. 5 for the Altgeld event and Dec. 12 for DHS.
Tickets for the Altgeld performance cost $30 for adults and students, and $14 for children age 10 and younger. The meal will be provided by NIU Catering.
Tickets for the DHS performance cost $20 for adults and students and $10 for children age 10 and younger. The meal will be provided by Premier Catering.
Vegetarian and children’s meals are available upon request.
Call Angel Smith at the DHS music department at 815-754-2120 to inquire about the menu and to make reservations. Reservation forms are available online at the DeKalb High School website, https://sites.google.com/a/d428.org/dhs.
There will be gallery and balcony seating for both events that will cost $5 at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.