Rugby College students team up for evening of food and entertainment - The Rugby Observer

Rugby College students team up for evening of food and entertainment

Rugby Editorial 17th Feb, 2024   0

CATERING and performing arts students in Rugby will share the spotlight when they team up for the first time to offer a musical evening of food and entertainment.

A pre-show meal and theatre experience is being held at Rugby College on February 28 to celebrate the opening night of musical comedy Avenue Q.

Guests will be treated to a three-course meal prepared by catering students at the college’s Courses training restaurant before heading next door to the Platform Theatre to watch performing arts students take to the stage.

A total of 12 Level 3 Catering students will be taking part, who have devised a special show-themed menu for the occasion.

Avenue Q will be performed by Year 1 and 2 Level 3 Performing and Production Arts students, who have been working hard in rehearsals.

Suitable for those aged 15 and above, the musical tells the story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world through the use of puppets.

Tracy Gibson, Head of Department for Catering at Rugby College, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our catering and performing arts students to collaborate on an event.

“Pre-show meals are very popular, and the event will give our catering students some very strong industry experience.

“They have really captured the essence of Avenue Q by producing a menu which includes some excellent dishes, all of which have been given a name and description based on the popular musical which will be revealed to our guests on the evening.”

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