Stevenson's Annual Madrigal Dinner Set for March 18

By Scalf, Abby | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 5, 2001 | Go to article overview

Stevenson's Annual Madrigal Dinner Set for March 18


Scalf, Abby, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer

Take a trip back to Renaissance England as Stevenson High School presents its annual Madrigal Dinner on March 18.

The dinner-theater program, which began in the late 1960s, has become one of the fine arts department's premier events. Festivities include a cappella singing, trumpeting and a string ensemble amid an Elizabethan feast.

"They will enjoy most the singing and a cappella music," Madrigal singer Kate Polutnik said. "Our harmonies and the script support each other."

Featuring an original play written by the students, this year's Madrigal dinner performance will be "King Copeland's Catastrophic Cotillion." The play is written by juniors, Adam Bellows and Christine Temma and sophomores Betsy Cucci and Polutnik.

"There's more a sense of ownership and involvement," said choral director Nuteson, who with Ellen Singer, a past Madrigal performer while a student at Stevenson, direct the cast. "They realize how difficult it is to work a story out."

The story, which takes place in Renaissance England, begins after a king has died and the people choose to compete to decide the next leader, Polutnik said. What follows is a tongue-in-cheek look at reality games today - a "16th century reality TV," Nuteson added. One such game is "Who Wants To Be a Royal's Heir," a take- off on today's favorite "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

Some characters were created based on students in the cast. Bellows said a butcher who is obsessed with chickens was created for Sean Kotzin because of his funny personality. …

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