HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's 38th annual Madrigal Dinner has sold out for Saturday, Dec. 1, and has a limited number of tickets left for the Friday, Nov. 30, dinner.
At this celebration, 16th century England will come to life on the FHSU campus and about 264 guests each evening will be treated to a three-hour event celebrating food, music, wardrobe and atmosphere.
Serving as a traditional opening for the Yuletide Season, the Madrigal Dinner celebration features a multi-course meal. The meal includes wassail, fruit and cheese, soup, beef and Yorkshire pudding, fowl, a vegetable and dessert.
Period music for the evening will be provided by the Fort Hays Singers under the direction of Dr. Rager H. Moore II, assistant professor of music.
All court members, singers, performers, pages and servers will dress in period costume. Guests are not required to dress in costume, but may if they wish to do so.
This year the presiding Lady of the Manor will be Brenda Meder, director of the Hays Arts Council, for the third straight year. Also this year visiting king and queen will be Dr. Robert Luehrs, FHSU professor of history, and Chris Luehrs, FHSU instructor of English.
Invitations are first sent to former buyers of tickets. Those not receiving tickets can request an order form by calling (785) 628-5305. Tickets are $20 per person with a reduced price of $16 for FHSU students.
To order tickets mail addressed form to the Madrigal Committee, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601, or drop ticket orders off at the Student Service Center or in the Memorial Union Director's Office on the FHSU campus.