9/9/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Tickets for the 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, September 23, at 12 p.m. Patrons are reminded that this is a very popular event and the box office will be incredibly busy. For immediate service, the box office recommends that patrons order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders).
Patrons can also come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or call the box office at 419.289.5125. Discounted tickets for children 12 and under can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.
Ashland University Department of Music produces the annual Madrigal Feaste that is slated for Wednesday through Sunday, November 20 – 24, which is before Thanksgiving this year. 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 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, 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 2019 Madrigal Feaste Chamber Singers feature Ethan Tingler and Sami Eron as the King and Queen, along with the members of their royal court including J. Ethan Bedocs, Drew Berlin, Kendra Garver, Maggie George, Mark Gorsuch, Marty Gorsuch, Samantha Gross, Logan Hurst, Karli Ingle, Alli Lange, Jed McFadden, Jenna Niedermier, Matthew Plumb, Nathan Roblin and Rebecca Young. Nik Demers will serve as the Jester leading his cast of Players.
Tickets for the event are $28 for adults; $25 for groups of 10 or more; and $18 for children under 12. A special $13 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.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###