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LC Concert Choir plans madrigal dinner theater fundraiser featuring ‘A Christmas Carol’

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College music and theater departments will hold a madrigal dinner theater experience featuring “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens on Dec. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the LCSC Music Building, located on the corner of 7th Street and 11th Avenue.

A madrigal dinner is a form of a renaissance dinner theater where the meal is divided into courses, each of which celebrated with a song. A play is performed between the courses.

Tickets for the event, called Dickens Christmas Carol Madrigal Dinner, are $35 apiece or $300 for a table of nine. A limited number of tickets are available for both performances and ticket sales will end a week prior to the event. Tickets can be purchased online at

Jeffrey Petersen, an adjunct faculty member in the LCSC Humanities Division, will rework the Dickens classic and the LCSC Concert Choir will sing the carols. The menu will be provided by Tim Wheeler of Sodexo Food Services at the college, and LCSC humanities professor Harold Crook will perform as Scrooge. The singers and actors will serve as the waiters and hosts each night.

The first course during the event is ham and pea soup, and the main course is roast beef, glazed carrots with walnuts, duchess potatoes, and dinner rolls. The trimming course consists of cheese, walnuts, dried apricots, and crackers. The final course is dessert – mincemeat pie and Sir Scott’s Christmas pudding.

All proceeds from the event will go to help fund the LCSC Concert Choir’s trip to perform at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York in June next summer.

For more information on the event, contact either Petersen, Sarah Graham or Nancy Lee-Painter in the LCSC Humanities Division at 208-792-2297.