11/6/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets for the 42nd Annual Madrigal Feaste at Ashland University are still available for the 6:30 p.m. performances slated for Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 3, in Redwood Hall. Although the Saturday evening show is sold out, there are currently two full tables and four partial tables available for the Wednesday performance; Thursday has 15 seats available in various increments at different tables; Friday only has four single seats at different tables; and the closing night performance on Sunday has 28 seats remaining at different tables.
Directed by Dr. Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities, the Madrigal Feaste is a dinner theater based in 16th-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, Butler and Wenches 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 2017 Madrigal Feaste Chamber Singers feature Corey Turpin and Hannah Wise as the King and Queen, along with the members of their royal court including Drew Berlin, Sami Eron, Gracie Fumic, Elisha Hofer, Rachel Kelly, Jacob Markley, Seth Morrison, Jacob Poiner, Anna Rivero, Cole Rucker, Emily Sycks and Rebecca Young. Jessica Dupee will serve as the Jester leading her cast of Players including Ivey Buffenmyer, Nik Demers, Tristan Peterman, Maya Rickard, Jake Riley and Will Taylor. The court butler will be played by Jacob Ellis.
Tickets for the event are $28 for adults; $24 for groups of 10 or more; and $18 for children under 12. A special $11 ticket is available to Ashland University students for the Wednesday performance only. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request at the time of ticket purchase. Due to preparation of meals, tickets are not available at the door.
For more information, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950or firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets, call the Ashland University Box Office at 419-289-5125, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; or purchase online 24/7 at www.ashland.edu/tickets.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply 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. ###