As the school year winds down so has the theatre program at Petoskey High School. The annual fall and spring shows have now come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that this program is done yet. The Petoskey High School Madrigals are the performing choir of Petoskey High School. During the winter they dress in costumes mimicking the style of the twelfth century and put on concerts filled with Christmas classics. Once the winter season is done however these students and director Julie Saunders prepare for a few more concerts in the spring.
One of these concerts is the Broadway Dinner. This dinner will be catered by the culinary students from Petoskey High School and the show itself will be held in the auditorium at the school, although it was previously held at the Perry Hotel in downtown Petoskey. This concert contains group numbers from classic Broadway shows and has a wide variety of genres. Along with the group numbers this year’s concert will contain a series of duets from shows such as Into the Woods, Oklahoma, and many more. Julie Saunders, the director of the Madrigals, said this about the concert, “It is the fourth annual concert. It will feature several group numbers as well as classic Broadway duets. I like this concert because Broadway is my favorite genre of music.” If you would like to support the Madrigals the Broadway Concert is on May 5 at 7 pm, tickets are 5 dollars. You can purchase tickets at the office in Petoskey High School, you can also contact the office through phone by the number (231) 348-2160.
There is a lot of excitement between the students about this years concert as ticket sales will go towards their trip to New York City in November of next year. Junior Landon Brantly, who has been in the group for three years now, had this to say about the upcoming concert, “The Broadway Concert is one of my favorites all year long, the music is so recognizable that it’s impossible not to love, such a fun concert.” Mr. Brantly followed this up with an enthusiastic statement about how much fun being in the group is. In his words, “Madrigals is a riot!”