InkSpirations – Madrigal Dinner Theater2018-09-18T19:57:40+00:00

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Eat, Sing, And Be Merry!

Madrigal singers sitting at a table with Christmas decorations on it.

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A Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater is a trip back in time!

Twelve singers dress in 16th century, English costumes and herald in the Christmas season with a harmonious concert of traditional, a-cappella carols. The ten members of the royal court join the King and Queen as they sit on stage in a semi-circle that opens to the audience. The guests are seated at festively decorated tables ready to enjoy a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings: the Wassail, (hot apple cider) the “boar’s head” (prime rib) and Figgie Pudding (bread pudding.) The King’s Jester serves as the “Master of Ceremonies” for the evening, as he delights and surprises the audience with toasts, jokes, and comic asides.

A troupe of the “King’s Players” join the Court and present a traditional play that dates back to the time of Medieval and Renaissance European literature. Shudder as “Death” comes for “Everyman” as in the medieval classic, “The Summoning of Everyman,” then rejoice as Christ alone stands beside him. Marvel at the heart-felt poetry in Cyrano, as he pledges his love to the beautiful Roxanne. Wonder at what it is that women really want most in The Wife of Bath, as the fearful Knight tries desperately to find the answer to save his head. Rejoice with Mak in The Second Shepherd’s Play, when his life is spared by the birth of Jesus, the Child of Peace.

The scenes from these plays have been adapted from the classics and are written entirely in rhyme, all delightfully seasoned with the Christmas message. These scenes are presented throughout the evening, between the courses of the meal, and are followed by the sweet message of Christmas presented in an a-cappella concert of traditional Madrigal carols. The audience comes away from the evening having enjoyed a delicious holiday feast, laughed and cried at the players, marveled at the vocal talent of the ensemble, and drawn closer to Christ.

A testimony from an InkSpirations user.

These Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theaters create an evening at the theater, hosted by your drama ministry. A vibrant theater outreach program serves as a magnet to attract your community to your church campus, where they will (hopefully) return to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.

All of these plays aim at building the Body of Christ by encouraging Christian family values, healthy relationships, and spiritual growth. You’ll find a wealth of entertainment and spiritual challenge contained in these Christmas Madrigal Dinner Drama Scripts.

A testimony from an InkSpirations user.

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Enjoy Some Sample Video Clips

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Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater

Opening Introduction

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Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater

“Cyrano”

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Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater

“The Wife of Bath’s Tale”

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Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater

“Second Shepherd’s Play”

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Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater

“Everyman”

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FREE Preview Scripts

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    Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater Preview DVD

    This DVD gives you a brief tour of a “Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater” event with all the trimmings; as well as a look at scenes from all four of the script selections: “Everyman,” “Cyrano,” “The Wife of Bath,” and “The Second Shepherd’s Play.”

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    Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater – “Everyman”

    “Everyman” centers around the inevitable foe, Death, who comes for Everyman (the Jester). After all his companions forsake him, he stands with Jesus, to face eternity. The script includes technical directions, meal ideas, and classic Madrigal song suggestions. 

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    Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater – “Cyrano”

    “Cyrano” is the story of unrequited love. Cyrano de Bergerac writes the words for the gallant young Christian who has stolen Roxanne’s heart. Will Roxanne chose Cyrano or Christian? The answer is in the poetry of the play. The script includes technical directions, meal ideas, and classic Madrigal song suggestions. 

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    Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater – “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”

    The “Wife of Bath’s Tale” is a classic among The Canterbury Tales. In her tale, a knight betrays a maiden, and his punishment is rather odd: he must discover what it is that women want most, and if any maiden on the court disagrees, then, “off with his head!” Will he be saved? Watch and see. The script includes technical directions, meal ideas, and classic Madrigal song suggestions. 

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    Christmas Madrigal Dinner Theater – “The Second Shepherd’s Play”

    The Second Shepherd’s Play is the story of four shepherds who find that their comrade, Mak, is a sheep thief. They catch him in the act and are about to hang him, when suddenly the sky fills with angels who announce the birth of the Prince of Peace. How can they hang him now! Will they? The script includes technical directions, meal ideas, and classic Madrigal song suggestions. 

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