musicThe Winona State University Department of Music will present a one-night-only musical revue titled, “To Play Or Not to Play, That Is Out Of The Question!”at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Performing Arts Center, Vivian Fusillo Theatre.

This year’s show will highlight the elegance of the Renaissance past through music, costumes, feast and pageantry. Hosted by Dr. Harry and Lauren Mechell, and the WSU student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, the event will include the Shakespeare inspired play “To Play Or Not To Play, That Is Out Of The Question!” as told by the court jester and Shakespearean thespians.

The music will be entwined with intervals of dancing and dramatic sketches, choral music featuring the WSU singing ensembles, meandering minstrels, our Renaissance Royale Consort, The Kyng’s Royal Herald Fanfare Brass, the Kyng’s Syngers and more.

Lauren Mechell planned an authentic assortment of gourmet desserts, which will be featured during intermission. The Chartwells culinary team at WSU, headed by Executive Chef Randy Shadle, will recreate desserts reflective of the traditional madrigal feasts of the sixteenth century, including fresh made medieval fig tarts; limon sponge-cake biskets; cinnamon dusted chocolate wedges; and many more choices of desserts will be available during the extended intermission.

Remaining tickets are $20 at the door and $10 for WSU students with ID and do not include dessert.

For more information contact Harry Mechell at


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