11/11/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Patrons are reminded that the 39th Annual Madrigal Feaste begins next Wednesday, Nov. 19, and tickets will be on sale through Monday, Nov. 17. A limited number of seats are still available for opening night on Wednesday and for Thursday, while a few single seats remain for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. The opening night performance offers a special discounted ticket for AU students at $11. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Redwood Hall.
Tickets can be purchased through the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125, or online at www.ashland.edu/tickets. Discounted tickets for children can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.
Produced by the Ashland University Department of Music and directed by Dr. Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities, the Madrigal Feaste is a dinner theater based in sixteenth-century England with constant entertainment provided throughout the evening. The Ashland University Chamber Singers perform ceremonial music, Christmas carols and madrigals while the Madrigal Players present a new comedic play along with improvisational theatrics. Fanfare trumpeters, the Court Jester and Butler round out the cast. Performer costumes are designed as authentic reproductions of period apparel; and the four-course meal culminates in flaming bread pudding.
The 2014 Madrigal Feaste Chamber Singers feature Andrew Shaffer as the King and Emily Springer as the Queen along with their court including Julie Bontempo, Abbie Brady, Deric Dove, D.R. Haught, Grace Keller, Danny Lawson, Allie Newhouse, Rachel Parfitt, Derek Rangel, Jake Riley, Cory Turpin and Hannah Wise. Zach Lindesmith will play the Jester and lead the Madrigal Players including Mason Adams, Natalyn Baisden, Logan Baker, Andrea Disch, Taylor Stepp and Eryn Tramel. The Butler is played by David Wagar while Julianna Hritz and Danielle Rhonemus are the wenches.
Tickets for the event are $26 for adults; $15 for children under 12; and $23 for groups of 10 or more. A vegetarian and gluten-free option is available upon request at the time of ticket purchase. Due to preparation of meals, tickets must be purchased by Monday, Nov. 17.
Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###