By Alyssa Book, Lauren Holstner, and Cody Repine
As December approaches, many theater students are prepare for the dinner that brings a Christmas spirit to the FC community. On Dec. 2 and 3, the theater department will showcase an event filled with food, acting, singing, and family bonding.
The event, called “Madrigal,” is a yearly spectacle that is held by the FC theater department for anyone who wants to come and join in on the fun.
At this dinner,families get to enjoy a five-course catered meal while enjoying the talented theater department’s holiday skits.
Not only is Madrigal a unique experience for the community, it is also an enjoyable experience for the thespians themselves.
Senior Erika Mohler said, “Madrigal is the first official thing everyone in the theater department gets to be a part of, so it’s a bonding experience. Everyone is an equal that night, no one is competing over leads.”
Junior Cherish Curry, who is a part of technical theater, said setting up for the dinner takes three to four hours of preparation. Technical theater also enjoys this show because it is easier to set up than other main stage productions. Curry particularly likes the artistic freedom they get while setting up Madrigal.
This experience bonds theater students and gives them a chance to do what they love while serving and entertaining their community and families.
Junior Laura Duncan explained how performing at the dinner is enjoyable because it’s lighthearted and low key.
The dinner is this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Check back Friday night for photos from the show!