College will host Madrigal feast, play: Tickets on sale now
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Yvonne Alaniz plays Christmas Future, Monzelle White is in the role of King Scrydan, and Stacy Stevenson personifies Christmas Past in rehearsal for the third annual Madrigal Feast to be performed Nov. 19 and 20.
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Come to the Madrigal feast and play and enter into King Scrydan’s castle during 16th century England.

The Coastal Bend College Community Performing Arts Project and Beeville Community Chorus will present an evening’s entertainment with a four-course dinner and a Madrigal play entitled “Scrooge, Marley and Me.”

The event will be presented in two performances beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, in the James R. Dougherty Student Union Building on the Coastal Bend College campus.

Tickets are $25 for all adults and $20 for students and children. Patrons may purchase tickets online by going to or by coming to the theater box office located in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts building. The box-office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Patrons may also call the box office at 354-2545 to purchase tickets. Everyone is invited to come dressed in their favorite Renaissance (16th century) costume.

The four-course dinner will be served at various times during the evening’s play. The Madrigal Feast will begin with the traditional Wassail toast followed by a green salad with a balsamic dressing. The main course will include cornish hen, stringed green beans and roasted sweet potatoes. An inviting eclair will be served in spite of the king’s protest.

Members of the Madrigal play include the following: Town Crier (professional announcer of the court), Benjamin Brewer; Court Jester (professional funny person of the court), Kathleen Chambliss; Fiona (castle servant), Sally Friedlander; King Scrydan (a cheapskate king also known as Scrooge), Monzelle White; Queen (married to the cheapskate king), Nancy Jones; Duchess of Earl (cousin to the king), Cindy Hilliard; Marley (the king’s dearly departed sister), Dr. Cheryl Clarke; Interpreter (Jamaican to English translator for Marley), Thomas Brewer; Christmas Past (the first ghost to visit the king), Stacy Stevenson; Queen Mum (King Scrydan’s mother), Clarissa Garcia; Young King Scrydan (the king as a young teen), Cullen Hughes; Beggar (a beggar on the street’s of London), Dafne Garcia; Christmas Present (second ghost to visit the king), Yvonne Alaniz; Christmas Future (third ghost to visit the king), Stacy Stevenson; Holly (Fiona’s older daughter), Rosemarie Stafford; Ivy (Fiona’s younger daughter), Leah Brewer.

The courtiers will be played by Carolyn Harman, Lindsey Ray, Geraldine Huckman and Matthew Huckman.

The cast, all members of the Beeville Community Chorus, will be joined by all the other members of the choir as they sing songs of the Medieval or Renaissance time.

The stage director for the Madrigal play is Mary Joy; the musical director is Dr. James Lee. Phyllis Garcia, CBC’s speech/drama instructor, is assisting with some special sound effects along with Vicente Barrera as sound and lighting technician.

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