Planning and executing “Oh Holy Knight” was a difficult task, but it was a fun and rewarding one as well. “Oh Holy Knight” was a task not only students worked on, but adults as well. Without everyone working together we never would have been able to pull off “Oh Holy Knight,” a humorous and heart-warming short Christmas play, as there were a lot of things we needed in order for the audience to become fully immersed and invested in this world we were partaking in and bringing to life. From the tables and chairs to the masks and the costumes, props were provided and handled nicely by everyone responsible for setting them up and making sure they were in the right places at the right times. We rehearsed tirelessly and helped each other out when we needed it.
We worked hard not only at the play, but on serving and seating guests at the Madrigal Dinner as well, which was also part of the night of festivities and also included us doing some acting. We had to stay in character the entire time we were serving which made the whole thing seem like a tiny extension of the play. Almost like a peek further into the characters of “Oh Holy Knight”.
All in all, I’d say “Oh Holy Knight” went off without a hitch! Everyone performed so well and worked hard together to get everything that needed to be done finished. The night was fun for everyone. Thank you to everyone who helped “Oh Holy Knight!"
On December 8th, 2017 we hosted a Madrigal Dinner. A Madrigal Dinner is a feast set in the Middle Ages with singing, dancing, and acting. Usually, Madrigal Dinners are put on by churches or schools. Or, in our case, a co-op. We had four crews— event, publicity, tech, and costume. These crews worked very hard to make the Madrigal Dinner a success. We also had a great deal of parents who helped out. Without them, the Madrigal Dinner would have never happened. Our event crew planned the decorations and casted our “12 Days of Christmas” song for our dinner finale. Our publicity crew helped us get the word out about our event. Our tech crew put together a wonderful playlist for a medieval mood. Finally, our costume crew put together beautiful ensembles for our “Oh Holy Knight” actors to wear.
The night was filled with family, fun, and a delicious menu. On the morning of the day, we met at our host church to set up for this event. Tables and chairs filled the room along with a large stage. For dinner, salad, ham, chicken, and veggies, along with pound cake for dessert, were served. Later that evening, we had a traditional non-alcoholic wassail. Our “Oh Holy Knight” actors made excellent waiters and waitresses!
Many classes in Shanan partook in the Madrigal dinner. The Junior Worship class did an outstanding performance; the sewing class made adorable table decorations. The drawing class also made delightful table decorations for all to see. The poetry class recited beautiful pieces of poetry. The middle school literature class also recited a few lovely monologues. The worship team performed a magnificent song called “Masters in The Hall”. We, the drama class, put on a very humorous play called “Oh Holy Knight”. A large number of Shanan students acted out a popular Christmas carol the conclude the night- “The 12 Medieval Days of Christmas”. The song was altered to be medieval to accentuate the theme of the night. Overall, we had an extremely successful night. Thank you all who supported us and made the Madrigal Dinner a success.