Tickets for the 43rd Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 24, at noon. 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 also can 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 years old and younger can only be purchased directly through the box office and not online.
Ashland University Department of Music produces the annual Madrigal Feaste, which is slated for Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, 2018. 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 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 2018 Madrigal Feaste Chamber Singers feature Drew Berlin and Rachel Kelly as the King and Queen, along with the members of their royal court including J. Ethan Bedocs, Michael Cowan, Sami Eron, Gracie Fumic, Kendra Garver, Marty Gorsuch, Samantha Gross, Alli Lange, Jed McFadden, Matthew Plumb, Nathan Roblin, Ethan Tingler and Rebecca Young. Nik Demers will serve as the Jester leading his cast of Players including Ivey Buffenmyer, Tristan Peterman, Maya Rickard, Emily Schordock, Alyssa Srail and Will Taylor.
Tickets for the event are $28 for adults; $25 for groups of 10 or more; and $18 for children younger than 12 years old. 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.
For more information, visit the website at www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.