REVIEW: Disorder in the court at Madrigal Dinner (PHOTOS)

Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 02:05 PM.

With Angeles Alexander as the lovely, perky queen and a cast drawn from the Chanticleer and Destiny show choirs, the elite Chorale and the Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the biennial Madrigal Dinner was a fun, lighthearted evening of great food and great entertainment.

Lusk having reconfigured the performance venue so the head table ran the room's length rather than at one end assured there was no bad seat in the house, with the result being a more intimate and audience-engaging evening. So engaging, in fact, that a couple audience members were "recruited" to be extras during the show.

The evening concluded all too soon with a brief concert of lovely traditional Christmas songs, including audience accompaniment on “Silent Night,” a highlight for me being the simple, beautiful “Still, Still, Still.”

Those who missed the Madirgal Dinner can endulge in the music, if not the food and theatrics, tomorrow night when the Crestview High chorus presents its Christmas concert, 7 p.m. in the Pearl Tyner Auditorium. The $5 adult, $2 child, admission is a small price to pay for the spirit-lifting voices of the season, and it benefits the chorus' expenses toward its trip to Nashville in the spring.

Contact News Bulletin Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.



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