Drop of a Hat Performs Miscast Musical Theatre Songs

Drop of a Hat Performs Miscast Musical Theatre Songs

4/15/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Department of Theatre presents the annual showcase concert by the musical theatre revue troupe Drop of a Hat Players on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m.  in the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Although the performance is free and open to the public, audience members are encouraged to reserve a free ticket through the Ashland University box office at 419.289.5215 to guarantee a seat in the intimate performance venue. Audiences are also advised that some songs contain adult language and content.

"Miscast" is the theme for this year's showcase which will feature the performers singing and performing musical theatre songs in which they would never be cast. For example, senior theatre major Kathleen Thompson Parker will perform "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Willy Wonka; and freshman political science major Bethany Double will portray King George III in Hamilton's "You'll Be Back."

Advised by Ashland University Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Sean Parker, members of the Drop of a Hat Players are comprised of seniors Drew Berlin (Barberton), Kathleen Thompson Parker (Ashland), Maya Rickard (Wooster); sophomores Gabriella Carr (Pickerington), Hannah Chelle Frye (Danville), AnnMarie Hill (Jeromesville), Emily Schordock (Westlake), Ethan Tingler (Roseville); and freshmen Bethany Double (Farmdale) and Autumn Marthey (Orrville).

Founded in 1991 as an outreach program for the Ashland University Theatre Department, the Drop of a Hat Players group provides a performance training opportunity for students as they perform throughout the year at banquets, meetings, parties, civic group engagements or other special events. 

For more information about their showcase performance or to book Drop of a Hat Players, contact Parker at 419.289.5655 or rparker6@ashland.edu.

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. ###