|2011 Madrigal Singers directed by Dr. Rowland Blackley.|
Tickets for the 37th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale to the public on Monday, September 24 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 come to the box office window located in the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street or order online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees apply for online orders). Patrons can also call the box office at 419.289.5125, but phone lines are expected to be busy.
Ashland University Department of Music produces the annual Madrigal Feaste which is slated for Wednesday through Sunday, November 28 – December 2. All performances begin at 6:30 PM in Redwood Hall.
Directed by Dr. Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities, the Madrigal Feaste is a dinner theater based on the period of Queen Elizabeth I of England around 1600. With entertainment provided throughout the evening, the event includes Christmas carols, ceremonial music and madrigals performed by the Ashland University Chamber Singers while the Madrigal Players present a new play each year along with other theatrical stunts throughout the evening. Performer costumes are designed as authentic reconstructions of period apparel; and the Feaste includes a four-course meal culminating in flaming bread pudding. Vegetarian meals are available upon request at the time of ticket purchase.
The 2012 Madrigal Feaste Chamber Singers feature Jordan Black as the King and Katie Vargo as the Queen along with their court including Bret Cowden, Matthew Dawson, Sam Diemer, Christopher Goffos, D. R. Haught, Derek Jackenheimer, Emily Jeppesen, Erin Lingenfelter, Courtney McCreary, Emily Plank, Jacob Poiner, Brandy Riha, Andrew Shaffer, Emily Springer and Alex VanScoy. Led by Eddie Carney as the Jester, the Madrigal Players will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the event are $26 for adults; $15 for children under 12; and $23 for groups of 10 or more. A special $11 ticket is available to Ashland University students for the Wednesday performance only. A vegetarian option is available upon request at the time of ticket purchase. Due to preparation of meals, tickets are not available at the door.