Fort Hays State University's 40th annual Madrigal Dinner has a limited number of tickets left for the Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, dinners.
At this celebration, 16th century England will come to life on the FHSU campus and 288 guests each evening will be treated to a three-hour event celebrating food, music, and good cheer.
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. Billy Rayburn, 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.
For the fifth straight year, the presiding Lady of the Manor will be Brenda Meder, director of the Hays Arts Council. This year she will be visited by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, portrayed by Virgil and Diane Scott. Virgil Scott is president and CEO of FHSU's Endowment Association and Dr. Diane Scott is assistant vice president for student affairs.
Invitations are first sent to former buyers of tickets. Ticket order forms can be requested by calling (785) 628-5308. Tickets are $20 per person with a reduced price of $16 for FHSU students.
To order tickets, mail the 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.