“Best New Play of 2003” - Metrolina
the humor is grand!.”
- Lynn Trenning, The Charlotte Observer
- Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing
Mad, Mad Madrigal is a Yuletide celebration for
the whole family! An interactive musical that’s two parts Renaissance
Festival, three parts Monty Python and all completely insane! The Holly
King battles the Oak King, the Scarlet Pimpernel saves
and Bobbin Good and his Berrymen are in deep Chablis!
A runaway hit for the original producing
company, Epic Arts Repertory Theatre in Charlotte, NC, A Mad Mad
Madrigal provides an alternative to the same old Christmas shows. It
begins and ends with an open drum circle and dancing, in which the
audience may participate, immediately creating a festival atmosphere.
Beautifully arranged Yuletide songs and silly Monty Python-esque sketches
provide a lively framework for the age-old symbolism of Solstice as the
doddering Holly King (the old year) battles the youthful Oak King (the new
year) to a chorus of boo and hisses.
Written for a flexible cast of about 16
(8m, 8w), can be performed with guitar or piano. Room in the script for
improvisation, audience interaction and local references.