Madrigal Dinners at Wright State mark 30-year milestone


For many people in our region, the holiday season really begins with a Madrigal Dinner at Wright State University.

The special celebration — a festive kind of dinner theater in which entertainment and choral music from the past are interspersed with dining — has been taking place at Wright State for 30 years. A collaboration between the school’s Student Union and the Department of Music, this year’s dinners were held from Dec. 13-16, with 1,100 people attending.

“Participants traveled back in time to year 1576, where the Apollo Room was transformed into a great hall,” explained Eric Corbitt, executive producer of the event and director of the Student Union. “The Baron of Wright Manor welcomed guests for a medieval holiday filled with food, laughter and song. The townsfolk relaxed amidst the flurry of his majesty’s performers — musicians, singers, dancers, the puppet master and the jester.”


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