9/20/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Theatre's Drop of a Hat Players, a traveling musical revue troupe, is accepting bookings for the 2010-2011 season. Performing classic and contemporary Broadway show tunes with a pianist, the troupe is available to perform at banquets, meetings, parties, civic group engagements or other special events from October through April.
Directed by Fabio Polanco, assistant professor of theatre, the 2010-2011 troupe includes senior Taylor Hale; juniors Madeline Beer, Helena Marshall and Andrew Rothhaar; sophomores Jordan Black, Japhael Bondurant, Bret Cowden, Emily Plank and Brandy Riha; and freshmen Christina Neely, Katie Mounts, Jacob Poiner, Florin Helf, Derek Jackenheimer, Kelsey Bowens and Emily Jeppesen. Music director and accompanist is junior Eddie Carney; and junior Brittany Hartman is the choreographer.
Drop of a Hat Players must be booked at least two weeks in advance of the requested event. Due to students' busy class, rehearsal and production schedules, shows are scheduled around their on-campus responsibilities usually in the evenings or on weekends. Performances are 20 to 60 minutes in length depending upon need. Donations for the performances are customary and encouraged. Founded in the early 1990s as an outreach program for the Ashland University Theatre Department, the group also provides a performance training opportunity for students.
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.