Limited Ticket Availability for Ashland University's Madrigal Feaste

11/23/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University Department of Music is announcing limited ticket availability for the 35th Annual Madrigal Feaste. Although performances are slated for Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 1 to 5, the Wednesday and Sunday evening performances have the best remaining seating options. While the Saturday performance is completely sold out, only single seats at various tables are available for the Thursday and Friday performances.  All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Redwood Hall.

Directed by Dr. Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities, the Madrigal Feaste is a dinner theater based on the period of Queen Elizabeth I of England around 1600.  With entertainment provided throughout the evening, the event includes Christmas carols, ceremonial music and madrigals  performed by the Ashland University Chamber Singers while the Madrigal Players present a new play each year along with other theatrical stunts throughout the evening. Performer costumes are designed as authentic reconstructions of period apparel; and the Feaste includes a four-course meal culminating in flaming bread pudding. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for children under 12; and $22 for groups of 10 or more.  A special $11 ticket is available to Ashland University students for the Wednesday performance only. To purchase tickets, call the Ashland University Central Box Office at 419-289-5125, Monday through Friday, 12:00 AM to 6:00 PM., or visit in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of Grant Street and College Avenue. Due to preparation of meals, tickets are not available at the door.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music>.

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.