Milligan College Madrigal Dinner tickets go on sale November 1

Tickets for Milligan College's annual Madrigal Dinners will go on sale November 1.
   The 35th Annual Milligan College Christmas Dinners present "A Madrigal Production" on November 30, December 1, 6, 7 and 8. The program features an outstanding company of musical and theatrical performers, with the production set in the Elizabethan England court of 16th-century English kings and queens surrounded by nobelmen, court jesters, instrumentalists, and the Milligan College Chamber Singers.
   The performances are under the direction of Richard Major with musical direction by John Wakefield.
   The Milligan College Christmas Dinners have been an annual production for over three decades. The program is produced by the college's Area of Performing, Visual and Communicative Arts Department. The show was called the Madrigal Dinners for 28 years, and was set in Elizabethan, England. In the mid-1990s, the performance dedicated two years to celebrating the Tennessee Bicentennial with a frontier theme. In 1997 and 1998, the production moved its theme to a 1940s jazz radio production. Then Milligan music professor John Campbell rewrote the Christmas play story to honor those Americans who fought in World War II. In 1999, the Christmas dinners returned to their original Elizabethan theme. Year after year, the Milligan College Christmas dinners are a joy and delight to all who attend.
   The dinner menu consists of Preset Mixed Green Salad, Preset Cheese and Crackers, Sliced Marinated Pork Tenderloin & Sliced Smoked Turkey, Cranapple and Pecan Stuffing with Orange Cranberry Glaze, Sautéed Fresh Green Beans with Carrots, Bread Loaves and Carrot Cake.
   Tickets are $26 and $29 (price depends on seat location) and are available to the public, beginning Nov. 1 by calling Beth Osborne at 461-8916.
   Checks to Milligan College or credit cards will be accepted.
   Doors open at 7 p.m. and the procession starts at 7:15 p.m.