2018-2019 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

2018-2019 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

8/29/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music concerts and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide which includes events from August 27 to May 17.

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean for the College of Arts & Sciences, encourages patrons to "Use the Arts Guide as you plan your cultural activities for the year. Please join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate life through the Arts!" 

Inside the Arts Guide, patrons will find descriptions of each event, information about the University's various venues, ticket prices and ordering information. The publication also lists various web and Facebook pages for patrons to visit throughout the year for up-to-date schedules including additions and changes which occasionally occur with live events.

Highlights of the Arts Guide include:

  • Ashland University Theatre’s season themed "Treasured Classics Renewed" journeys back to the Victorian era to bring three literary classics to life through the eyes of today’s ground-breaking playwrights and composers. Six generations have read Louisa May Alcott’s timeless story of a tight-knit family in wartime, while this generation will sing it as Little Women, the musical takes the Ashland stage. Anton Chekhov's drama masterpiece Three Sisters has been given new life by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl's adaptation complete with "emotional outbursts that leave you breathless." Finally, Ken Ludwig has transformed the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure titled Baskerville.
  • Department of Music's 43rd Annual Madrigal Feaste and Maplerock Jazz Festival along with many recitals and concerts performed by the University's award-winning students, highly acclaimed faculty and world-renowned visiting artists.
  • Coburn Gallery's exhibitions focusing on the work of nationally known contemporary artists as well as Ashland University art faculty and students in various mediums including sculpture, drawing, found objects and more.

For a copy of the 2018-2019 Arts Guide, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu. The Arts Guide can also be accessed online at www.ashland.edu/tickets, or at any of the department Web pages or Facebook pages. For ticketed events, the Ashland University Box Office will open for regular hours on September 10 or tickets can be purchased now at Ashland.edu/Tickets (additional fees apply).

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, 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. ###