Wednesday, September 11, 2013


2012 Madrigal Players
Tickets for the 38th 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 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 (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 20 – November 24.  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 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 and Butler 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 2013 Madrigal Feaste Chamber Singers feature Derek Jackenheimer as the King and Erin Lingenfelter as the Queen along with their court including Sam Diemer, Deric Dove, Christopher Goffos, DR Haught, Emily Jeppesen, Grace Keller, Jacob Markley, Christian Neely, Courtney Patton, Jacob Poiner, Andrew Shaffer, Emily Springer, Katie Stone, Caleb Stout and Alex VanScoy. Led by Hilary Rheinheimer as the Jester, the Madrigal Players are Mason Adams, Kim Lennox, Zach Lindesmith, Zach Manthey and De’Andre Peterson.

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.

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