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2013.2014 ARTS GUIDE

Dear Friends,

The ARTS enhance our understanding of our self, one another, and the world. From theatre and music to dance and the visual arts, the arts provide a unique means of expression and allow us to explore new ideas, subject matters and cultures. Use this Arts Guide as you plan your cultural activities for the year. Inside you will find descriptions of each event, information about our various venues, ticket prices and ordering information. Please visit the Web pages listed throughout this brochure for event additions and changes. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate life through the Arts!

Dean College of Arts & Sciences

Important information

Box Office 419.289.5125 | | Opens September 3 Location: Lobby of Hugo Young Theatre, Center for the Arts, Corner of College Avenue & Grant Street Hours: Noon – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday, and one hour prior to performances. Closed during University’s holiday breaks. Ordering Tickets All ticket orders (season passes and single tickets) can be processed online at (additional fees apply), by phone at 419.289.5125 or by mail with the attached form. For special discounted tickets (i.e., groups of 10 or more, AU students) or free events that require a ticket, orders must be made by phone or in person at the University Box Office. Benefits of Season Tickets for the Spectrum Series and/or Theatre Season •Save up to 20 percent: Includes one admission to each of the season’s performance •No ticket processing fees or shipping fees •Exchange or Replace tickets – no questions asked •Affordable, quality live entertainment •First choice of seats •If you miss a performance, you will be reseated in the best available seat for any remaining performance upon request. Ticket Types The various ticket types are defined as follows: • Senior Citizen: 62 years and over • Non-AU Student: Any student including primary, secondary and university students • Faculty/Staff: Any Ashland University employee • AU Student: Ashland University students receive one reduced ticket per event with a valid student I.D. Refunds No refunds except in the case of a cancelled event not replaced. Subject to Change Due to the nature of live performances, programs and dates are subject to change. For up-to-date schedules including additions and changes, visit the Web pages listed throughout this brochure or find each area’s Facebook page.

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Children Children under the age of five are not permitted for any reason unless otherwise noted. Electronic Devices/Cameras and Recording Devices To avoid disruption of the performances, please turn off all pagers and cell phones before entering the venue, and please refrain from texting during performances. The taking of photographs and recordings of any kind are prohibited. Late Arrivals Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the house manager. However, for performances in the Studio Theatre, late arrivals will NOT be seated once a performance has started - NO EXCEPTIONS. Email/Mailing List If you wish to be added to our email and/or mailing lists, please visit or call 419.289.5125.


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Coburn Gallery. . . . . . 10 Ticket Order Form. . . 11 Calendar of Events. . . 12


For over three decades, Ashland University’s SPECTRUM SERIES has presented internationally recognized figures in the world of arts and ideas to enhance cultural experiences for the University community and surrounding areas! The 2013-2014 Series is partially funded by support from the Ashland University Activities Budget & Chartering Committee; National Endowment for the Arts; Ohio Arts Council with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans; and Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

FRI, DEC 6 at 7:30 p.m. │ HUGO YOUNG THEATRE



This stylish and warm-hearted tribute to America’s Holiday musical traditions features favorite selections from the theaters, ballrooms, grand mansions, and humble hearthsides of the Victorian era. Familiar Christmas songs and carols are heard from their original 19th century scores, along with novelties (including a ragtime version of the Nutcracker Suite!) and sparkling instrumental and vocal soloists. As a finale, the Orchestra accompanies a screening of one of the world’s first Christmas movies from 1905 by Thomas Edison.



OTHER ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST WORKSHOP: History of Early Cinema & Film Underscoring with Rick Benjamin, leading conductor of music for silent films Friday, December 6, 10–11 a.m., Hugo Young Theatre Stage Free & open to the public AFTERNOON MATINEE:

An Intergenerational Performance for Schools & Senior Facilities featuring an abbreviated performance of ‘Round the Christmas Tree Friday, December 6, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre $2 per person – Reserve Seats at 419.289.5950 or



SAT, MAR 15 at 7:30 p.m. │ HUGO YOUNG THEATRE

DEPUE BROTHERS BAND LIVE IN CONCERT From Pachelbel’s Canon in D to Rouse’s Orange Blossom Special, these four violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of classical, blues, rock and bluegrass genres. This iconic musical family originating from Bowling Green, Ohio, is an entertainment powerhouse. Each brother is a classical virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. As a family, they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were named MUSICAL FAMILY OF AMERICA in 1989 by presidential decree, were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and two brothers (Jason and Zach) were featured in the documentary film Music From the Inside Out in 2005. From Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, the DePue Brothers perform all over the world.


PERCUSSION CLINIC: The Role of the Roll with the DePue Brothers Band’s percussionist Don Liuzzi Friday, March 14, 1–2 p.m., Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Free & open to the public


AFTERNOON CONCERT/DEMONSTRATION: For Senior Citizen Facilities DePue Brothers share their virtuosity and joy of music-making for all to tap their toes and sing-along. Saturday, March 15, 2–3 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre $2 per person – Reserve Seats at 419.289.5950 or


FRI, MAR 28 at 7:30 p.m. │ HUGO YOUNG THEATRE

ZANY UMBRELLA CIRCUS presents CAKE A visual storybook acted onstage combines bold colors and 1950’s era stylings to mark this zany show. A young child anticipates an exciting birthday surprise, but things do not go as planned. Hijinks ensue as the family attempts to recover, discovering that magic can be found in mishap. This delightful and highly physical new show integrates aerial, trapeze, clowning, mask work, and other circus feats.



SCHOOL MATINEE: For Elementary & Intermediate Schools Featuring an abbreviated performance of CAKE Friday, March 28, 9–10 a.m. | Hugo Young Theatre $2 per seat - Reserve seats at 419.289.5950 or

ACTING MASTERCLASS: Acting Through a Mask Students learn performance techniques with neutral, larval and Commedia dell’Art masks. Thursday, March 27, 10:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m. | Hugo Young Theatre Stage Free & open to the public



From survival in war-torn Latin America, to a comical farce in Italy, then sailing on a Spanish ship to Fifth Avenue in New York in a Pop/Rock musical revue, and ending the journey with thought-provoking and entertaining One Acts and New Works from our students, the 2013-2014 theatre season is set for adventure, fantasy, discovery, inspiration, compassion and empathy.


Directed by Fabio Polanco

SEP 26, 27, 28, OCT 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. SEP 29 at 2 p.m. │ Studio Theatre Inside the Season: October 4 at 6:45 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Symposium Against Indifference

School Matinee: October 3, 9 a.m.

In a war-torn, unidentified country in Latin America, two children use fantasy as a means of escaping the calamity of combat, as well as their own abused and impoverished lives. Starving, battered, neglected, and looking for a way to escape the guerrilla warfare ravishing their home, Mateo and Clara flee their devastated rural village for the city of Bolina, a mythical metropolis where “kites go to die.” Dancing on a fine line between innocent fantasy and harsh reality, Mateo and Clara explore their imaginations in a world of dark mysticism and denied love. Written by Miami native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz.

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS by Carlo Goldoni, adapted by Constance Congdon Directed by Scott Hudson

NOV 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. NOV 3 at 2 p.m. │ Hugo Young Theatre

Inside the Season: November 8 at 6:45 p.m. School Matinee: November 8, 9 a.m. Come with us to Italy where identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni’s physical comedy masterpiece. Mayhem erupts when the wily—and chronically hungry— servant Truffaldino hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. A high-flung/low-brow comedy serves up fine singing, chicken dancing, fish juggling and pop culture references. Whether it’s date night or ladies’ night, you don’t want to miss this sometimes bawdy, always charming hit.


Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Co-Directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames and Emily Jeppesen

FEB 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. FEB 16 at 2 p.m. │ Hugo Young Theatre Inside the Season: February 21 at 6:45 p.m. Billed as a series of songs, connected by the theme ‘the moment of decision,’ this Pop/Gospel/Jazz cabaret transports audiences from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. This driving, exquisitely crafted score runs the gamut of today’s popular music.




APR 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. APR 6 at 2 p.m. │ Studio Theatre Inside the Season: April 4 at 6:45 p.m. A variety of one-act plays and new works are performed each evening which are directed, designed and performed by theatre students. Follow the journey of our talented students as they challenge themselves mentally and physically with thought-provoking results including original works written and composed by seniors Jay Kunzi (That’s What I’m Dreamin‘), Benjamin Isaiah Black (The Response), Kelsey Bowens (I confidenti: a student-bred, student-led improv experiment) and Christian Neely & Jacob Poiner (Due Today!? The Life of a Full-time College Student).




SAT, APR 5 at 2 p.m. | Hugo Young Theatre Reserve a ticket through the box office to guarantee your seat.

Join us before the second Friday performance of each production for a pre-show conversation with members of the production team, scholars and guests. Audience members can get the inside story as they learn more about the history of the production and its creators. Enhance your theatre experience by engaging with the ideas of the production and the artists who created it. The director and/or designers will prepare you for what you are about to see and leave you with a deeper understanding of the playwright and world of the play.


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Experience music with our award-winning students, highly acclaimed faculty and world-renowned visiting artists. Performances are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted. More free recitals will be added and listed at


Ashland University Marching Band Sunday, September 15 at 2 p.m. Ashland County Fair Grandstand

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Monday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre


Ashland Area Community Concert Band Ashland Symphony Orchestra* Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. Family Holiday Pops Ashland County Fair Entertainment Tent Sunday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. McDowell Auditorium Guest Artist Recital: Iron Toys Monday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. Student Ensembles Recital Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.


Fall Choral Concert Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Eagle’s Nest Ashland Symphony Orchestra* Glazunov and Dvorák Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren Church Faculty Recital: Thomas Reed, clarinet & saxophone Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall


Fall Honors Recital Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Invitational High School Choral Festival Saturday, November 16 at 3:45 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel Ashland Symphony Orchestra* Classical Guitar Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren Church

38th Annual Madrigal Feaste* Wed-Sun, November 20-24 at 6:30 p.m. Redwood Hall

Ashland University Concert Band Ashland Co. Junior High Honors Band Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre


Surround Sound Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall

Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall

Opera Scenes Fri & Sat, April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall

TubaChristmas Saturday, December 7 at 12 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Eagle’s Nest

Winter Festival Band Concert Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre

Spring Honors Recital Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall

Ashland University Festival of Lights Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel

Ashland Symphony Orchestra* with Ashland University Choir and Ashland Area Chorus Fauré and Sibelius Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. McDowell Auditorium


Ashland Symphony Orchestra* Shuffle Off to Broadway Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. McDowell Auditorium


Ashland Symphony Orchestra Saturday, March 8 at Hugo Young Theatre Young People’s Concert at 4 p.m. Beethoven Festival at 7:30 p.m.*

Choral Music of Latin America Spring Choral Concert Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel


Variable Winds Band Concert Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre

Spring Choral Concert Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel Maplerock Jazz Festival Concert* Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre

*Indicates admission fee for event. Contact Ashland University Box Office for Madrigal Feaste and Maplerock Jazz Festival tickets at 419.289.5125 or online at


For Ashland Symphony Orchestra tickets, contact their office weekday mornings at 419.289.5115, or the AU Box Office weekday afternoons at 419.289.5125.

FRI, MAR 21 at 7:30 p.m. | Hugo Young Theatre


Featuring Ashland University Jazz Orchestra and The Matt Wilson Quartet Along with free performances by area high school jazz ensembles in the afternoon, the main stage evening concert hosts the raucous, rambunctious and high-energy Matt Wilson Quartet. Matt combines humor and infectious energy with perhaps the most creative and melodic approach ever attempted on a drum set. The afternoon performances are free and open to the public while tickets for the evening concert are available through the Ashland University Box Office.

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WED–SUN, NOV 20–24 at 6:30 p.m. | Redwood Hall Tickets go on sale, Noon, Monday, September 23

38TH ANNUAL MADRIGAL FEASTE Festive and Fun Holiday Event with Music, Theatre, Food & Comedy A dinner theater based in sixteenth-century England, the Madrigal Feaste provides constant entertainment throughout the evening. The Ashland University Chamber Singers perform ceremonial music, Christmas carols, and madrigals while the 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, a traditional dessert. Vegetarian meals are available upon request at the time of purchase.




The Coburn Gallery serves as Ashland University’s primary resource for the viewing of visual art by the academic community as well as by the general public. Located at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street adjacent to the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre, the Gallery’s exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Open daily except during University breaks and holidays.

Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, noon–4 p.m. Also open before and after performances.

Priscilla Roggenkamp, Threads That Bind August 22-September 15 Opening Reception: August 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Contemporary Fibers Lecture: September 10, 7 p.m., Ronk Lecture Hall

Matt Schiemann, Variable Vessels September 26–October 26 Opening Reception: September 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m

Julie Elman, Drawing on Your Fears October 31–November 22 Opening Reception: October 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m

Ana Reynolds & Sarah Toby, Senior Art Exhibition December 3–December 14 Opening Reception: December 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m

Art Faculty Exhibition January 16–February 9 Opening Reception: January 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Flip Side Exhibition, Curated by Ken Arthur Kim Lennox, Senior Theatre Project

February 14-23 Opening Reception: February 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

Juried Student Art Exhibition March 13–April 4 Opening Reception: March 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m

Senior Art Exhibition April 10–May 12 Opening Reception: April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m

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CALENDAR OF ARTS EVENTS: Please check department Web sites or Facebook pages for additions and changes. DATE




Thu, Aug 22

Roggenkamp Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Sun, Dec 8

Festival of Lights

Sun, Sep 15

AU Marching Band/Parade of Bands

Thu, Jan 16

Art Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

Tue, Sep 17

Ashland Area Community Concert Band

Sat, Feb 1

ASO: Shuffle Off to Broadway

Mon, Sep 23

Guest Artist Recital: Iron Toys

Fri, Feb 14

Flip Side Exhibit & Lennox Theatre Project Reception

Thu, Sep 26

Schiemann Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Fri, Feb 14-Sat, Feb 22

Songs for a New World

Thu, Sep 26-Sat, Oct 5

Night Train to Bolina

Sat, Mar 8

AS0: Young People’s Concert

Sun, Oct 13

Fall Choral Concert

Sat, Mar 8

ASO: Beethoven Festival

Tue, Oct 15

Jazz at the Nest

Thu, Mar 13

Juried Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Sat, Oct 26

ASO: Glazunov and Dvorák

Sat, Mar 15

DePue Brothers Band

Thu, Oct 31

Elman Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Sun, Mar 16

Spring Choral Concert

Thu, Oct 31

Faculty Recital: Thomas Reed, clarinet

Fri, Mar 21

Maplerock Jazz Festival

Fri, Nov 1- Sat, Nov 9

The Servant of Two Masters

Sun, Mar 23

AU Concert Band & Junior High Honors Band

Wed, Nov 13

Fall Honors Recital

Fri, Mar 28

Zany Umbrella Circus

Sat, Nov 16

High School Choral Festival Concert

Wed, Apr 2-Sun, Apr 6


Sat, Nov 16

ASO: Classical Guitar

Sat, Apr 5

Drop of a Hat Players Spring Showcase

Wed, Nov 20-Sun, Nov 24

38th Annual Madrigal Feaste

Sun, Apr 6

Surround Sound Concert

Mon, Nov 25

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Concert

Thu, Apr 10

Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Sun, Dec 1

ASO: Family Holiday Pops

Fri, Apr 11-Sat, Apr 12

Opera Scenes

Tue, Dec 3

Reynolds & Toby Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Tue, Apr 22

Jazz at the Nest

Tue, Dec 3

Student Ensembles Recital

Wed, Apr 23

Spring Honors Recital

Fri, Dec 6

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Sat, Apr 26

ASO: Fauré and Sibelius

Sat, Dec 7


Sun, Apr 27

Choral Music of Latin America Concert

Sat, Dec 7

Winter Festival Band Concert

Sun, May 4

Variable Winds Band Concert

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Ashland University Arts Guide 2013-14  

A listing of all events for the 2013-14 season.

Ashland University Arts Guide 2013-14  

A listing of all events for the 2013-14 season.