COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
ARTS GUIDE SPECTRUM SERIES
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The ARTS play an essential role in who we are and who we hope to become! We hope the events selected for the 2012-2013 season will expand your wonder, stimulate your creativity and touch your humanity. Please 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. Please join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate life through the Arts!
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Box Office 419.289.5125 | www.ashland.edu/tickets | Opens September 4 Location: Lobby of Hugo Young Theatre, Center for the Arts, Corner of College Avenue & Grant Street Hours: Noon–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday and one hour prior to each performance, Closed during University’s holiday breaks. Ordering Tickets All ticket orders (season passes and single tickets) can be processed online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (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 performances • 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. 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 www.ashland.edu/tickets or call 419.289.5125.
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2012.2013 ARTS GUIDE
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. This season offers more opportunities to celebrate artistic expression, diversity and tradition.
APOLLO’S FIRE presents Sacrum
Mysterium, A Celtic Christmas
Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., Jack and Deb Miller Chapel
$15 adult | $12 faculty, staff, senior, non-AU student | $10 group of 10 or more | $2 AU Student With a Gaelic prayer, a candle is lit and a sacred procession is launched. Jeanette Sorell’s new celebration of Celtic artistic traditions interweaves renaissance choral music with ancient pagan carols, folk dances and joyous fiddle tunes. Featuring soprano Meredith Hall as well as bagpipes, flutes, Celtic harp and the exquisite Apollo’s Singers. www.apollosfire.org
WORKSHOP with Irish flutist Kathie Stewart and hammered dulcimer player Tina Bergmann Thursday, November 29, 12:15 p.m.–1:05 p.m., Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Free & open to the public
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FIVE BY DESIGN presents Club
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre
$15 adult | $12 faculty, staff, senior, non-AU student | $10 group of 10 or more | $2 AU Student Enchanting audiences by deftly blending music and theatrics effortlessly, Club Swing celebrates the songs, events and personalities that defined American popular culture during the Swing era from the frenetic-paced opening of Benny Goodman’s “Bugle Call Rag” to the show’s blockbuster finale of Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.” So check your coat and grab a seat for a night of unparalleled delight at the fabulous Club Swing! www.fivebydesign.com
WORKSHOP Vocal Fundamentals & Singing as a Business Monday, March 4, 10:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m., Center for the Arts Room 242 Free & open to the public
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ELEONE DANCE THEATRE presents Up
the Road a-Piece
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre
$15 adult | $12 faculty, staff, senior, non-AU student | $10 group of 10 or more | $2 AU Student This Philadelphia-based professional dance company presents modern dance that is “passionate, spirited and totally urban.” Embodying exceptional artistry and a profound sense of spirituality, Eleone presents the Ohio-premiere of Dianne McIntyre’s Up the Road a-Piece with music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. In seven vignettes, the dancers weave tales of joy, heartache and neighborly bonds. www.eleonedance.org
SCHOOL MATINEE Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Hugo Young Theatre $2 per seat (Reserve seats at 419.289.5950)
MASTERCLASS Participants will engage with Eleone dancers in one or more dance idioms with brief historical/social context. Tuesday, April 16, 10:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre Stage Free & open to the public This project is partially supported by a grant from 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
Photo credit: K. Bonura Photography
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ASHLAND UNIVERSITY THEATRE COMEDY ON STAGE AND SCREEN
This season features four great stories which experienced commercial and critical successes as both stage productions and Hollywood films. From romantic comedies to farce, satire and a horror musical, join us for a season of humor and fun.
by William Inge Directed by Ric Goodwin
September 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m. September 30 at 2:00 p.m., Studio Theatre
Talkback: after October 5 performance. School Matinee: October 4, 9:00 a.m. ($2 per seat, call 419.289.5950 to reserve) On Broadway in 1955 to the Big Screen in 1956: In this romantic comedy, a freak snow storm forces a passenger bus to have an unexpected layover in a Kansas road-side diner. Romantic relationships and friendships ensue while lives intersect among these eight ordinary yet quirky characters.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde Directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames
November 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. November 4 at 2:00 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre
Talkback: after November 9 performance. School Matinee: November 9, 9:00 a.m. ($2 per seat, call 419.289.5950 to reserve) On Broadway in 1895 to the Big Screen in 1952: This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. Part satire, part comedy of manners and part intellectual farce, it revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of “manufactured” mistaken identity ever put into a play. It presents a world that is so blatantly and ostentatiously artificial while taking aim at self-righteous moralism and hypocrisy.
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“The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility.” —Algernon
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Fabio Polanco
February 22, 23, March 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. February 24 at 2:00 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre
Talkback: after March 1 performance. School Matinee: March 1, 9:00 a.m. ($2 per seat, call 419.289.5950 to reserve) From the Big Screen in 1960 to Off-Broadway in 1982: This comedy horror rock musical is an affectionate spoof of the 1950s, sci-fi movies starring a hapless floral shop worker who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon â€œAudrey IIâ€? grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite.
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
by David Mamet Co-Directed by Nathaniel Sayatovich & Ric Goodwin
April 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at 2:00 p.m., Studio Theatre Talkback: after April 12 performance.
Off-Broadway in 1977 to a television movie in 1993: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mamet takes us into the lives of two actors: one is young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other is older, anxious and beginning to wane. This comedy about the artifice of acting portrays a professional relationship, and a shifting balance of power between an aging, less-than-successful veteran and an eager, often clumsy rookie. As the play goes on, they are involved in a variety of productions, and gradually their relationship begins to change.
Reserve a ticket through the box office to guarantee your seat for these performances.
SENIOR PROJECT by Johanna Regan November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Studio Theatre www.ashland.edu/theatre
DROP OF A HAT PLAYERS SHOWCASE April 13 at 2:00 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre
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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Experience music with our award-winning students, highly acclaimed faculty and worldrenowned visiting artists. Performances are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. More free recitals will be added and will be listed at www.ashland.edu/music.
Ashland University Marching Band September 16 at 2:00 p.m. Ashland County Fair Grandstand Ashland Area Community Concert Band September 18 at 7:00 p.m. Ashland County Fair Entertainment Tent Ashland Symphony Orchestra Brahms Celebration* September 22 at 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren Church
37th Annual Madrigal Feaste* November 28–December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Redwood Hall
Fall Semester Honors Recital December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Winter Festival Band Concert December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre
Ashland University Festival of Lights December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel
Ashland University Jazz Orchestra October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Eagles’ Nest
Ashland Symphony Orchestra La Scala to Broadway* January 26 at 7:30 p.m. McDowell Auditorium
Fall Choral Concert October 14 at 4:00 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel
Ashland Symphony Orchestra Beethoven, Mozart & Gershwin* October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren Church
Student Chamber Ensembles November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Hawkins-Conard Auditorium Student Chamber Ensembles November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Invitational High School Choral Festival November 17 at 3:45 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel Ashland Symphony Orchestra Family Holiday Pops* November 25 at 7:30 p.m. McDowell Auditorium
Faculty Recital: Thomas Reed, clarinet February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall
Ashland University Concert Band Junior High School Honors Band March 24 at 4:00 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre Faculty Chamber Ensemble March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall
Surround Sound Concert April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Opera Scenes April 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall Brahms Requiem* April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre Spring Choral Concert April 28 at 4:00 p.m. Jack and Deb Miller Chapel Ashland University Jazz Orchestra April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Eagles’ Nest
Spring Choral Concert March 3 at 4:00 p.m. Jack & Deb Miller Chapel
Spring Honors Recital May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall
Maplerock Jazz Festival Concert* March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre
Ashland Symphony Orchestra From Russia with Love* May 4 at 7:30 p.m. McDowell Auditorium
Ashland Symphony Orchestra March 23 at Hugo Young Theatre Young People’s Concert at 4:00 p.m. Appalachian Spring at 7:30 p.m.*
Variable Winds Band Concert May 5 at 4:00 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre
*Indicates admission fee for event. Contact Ashland University Box Office for Madrigal Feaste, Maplerock Jazz
Festival and Brahms Requiem tickets. 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. More information available at www.ashlandsymphony.org.
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37TH ANNUAL MADRIGAL FEASTE MUSIC | FOOD | THEATRE | COMEDY Festive and Fun Holiday Event!
November 28–December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Redwood Hall Tickets go on sale, Noon, Monday, September 24 $26 per person | $23 for groups of 10 or more | $15 for children under 12 | $11 with AU Student ID (Nov. 28 ONLY) 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; the Feaste includes a four-course meal culminating in flaming bread pudding. Vegetarian meals are available upon request at the time of purchase at the Ashland University Box Office.
MAPLEROCK JAZZ FESTIVAL Featuring Ashland University Jazz Orchestra and To Be Announced Guest Artists F
March 22 at 7:30 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre $10 adult | $5 senior, non-AU student, faculty, staff | FREE AU student
Along with free performances by area high school jazz ensembles in the afternoon, the main stage evening concert has hosted internationally recognized jazz artists with past guests including The Matt Wilson Quartet, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Zack Brock and the Magic Number. The afternoon performances are free and open to the public while tickets for the evening concert are available through the Ashland University Box Office.
BRAHMS REQUIEM April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre $7 adult | $5 senior, non-AU student, faculty, staff | $1 AU student Under the direction of Dr. Rowland Blackley, the Ashland University Choir, Ashland Area Chorus and Ashland Chamber Orchestra perform this choral and orchestral masterpiece by the beloved romantic composer Johannes Brahms. Over 120 musicians will fill the Hugo Young Theatre stage while featuring soprano and baritone soloists.
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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, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, noon–4:00 p.m.
Brant Schuller, TV Tracings & Other Works August 13–September 20 Closing Reception: September 20, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Virginia Derryberry, Painting September 27–November 3 Opening Reception: September 27, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Senior Art Exhibition
Senior Art Exhibition November 15–December 7 Opening Reception: November 15, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Faculty Art Exhibition George Kocar, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Charles Caldemeyer, Jessica Maloney, Keith McMahon, Larry Schiemann, Keith Dull January 17–February 15 Opening Reception: January 17, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Cameron Sharp & George T. Gregory, Sculpture & Photography February 21–March 8 Opening Reception: February 21, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
2013 Juried Student Exhibition March 21–April 5 Opening Reception: March 21, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Senior Art Exhibition April 11–May 11 Opening Reception: April 11, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
National Juried Exhibition May 17–June 16 Opening Reception: May 17, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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TICKET ORDER FORM Contact Information
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Spectrum Series Theatre Season Includes 1 tix to 4 shows
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Bus Stop Importance…Earnest Little Shop of Horrors Life in the Theatre
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27 28 29 30 Oct 4 5 6 2 3 4 9 10 22 23 24 Mar 1 2 10 11 12 13 14
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Five by Design
Eleone Dance Theatre
Importance … Earnest
Little Shop of Horrors
Life in the Theatre
Maplerock Jazz Fest
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Indicate seating preferences: (Circle preferred section for each venue. All other venues will be seated as best available.)
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All tickets will be mailed to the address listed above. Theatre tickets filled after September 14 and Spectrum tickets filled after November 16 will be held at will call.
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CALENDAR OF ARTS EVENTS: Please check department Web sites or Facebook pages for additions and changes. DATE
Sun, Sep 16
AU Marching Band/Parade of Bands
Thu, Feb 21
Sharp & Gregory Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Tue, Sep 18
Ashland Area Community Concert Band
Fri, Feb 22–Sat, Mar 2
Little Shop of Horrors
Thu, Sep 20
Brant Schuller Art Exhibition Closing Reception
Sun, Mar 3
Spring Choral Concert
Sat, Sep 22
ASO: Brahms Celebration
Tue, Mar 5
Five by Design: Club Swing
Thu, Sep 27
Virginia Derrybe Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Thu, Mar 21
Juried Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Thu, Sep 27- Sat, Oct 6
Fri, Mar 22
Maplerock Jazz Festival
Sun, Oct 14
Fall Choral Concert
Sat, Mar 23
ASO: Young People’s Concert
Tue, Oct 16
AU Jazz Orchestra
Sat, Mar 23
ASO: Appalachian Spring
Sat, Oct 27
ASO: Beethoven, Mozart & Gershwin
Sun, Mar 24
AU Concert Band/Junior High Honors Band
Fri, Nov 2–Sat, Nov 10
The Importance of Being Earnest
Mon, Mar 25
Faculty Chamber Ensemble
Tue, Nov 13
Student Chamber Ensembles
Wed, Apr 10–
A Life in the Theatre
Thu, Nov 15
Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Sun, Apr 14
Thu, Nov 15
Student Chamber Ensembles
Thu, Apr 11
Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Sat, Nov 17
High School Choral Festival Concert
Sat, Apr 13
Drop of a Hat Players Showcase
Sat, Nov 17
Senior Project: Johanna Regan
Tue, Apr 16
Eleone Dance Theatre: Up the Road a-Piece
Sun, Nov 25
ASO: Family Holiday Pops
Sun, Apr 7
Surround Sound Concert
37th Annual Madrigal Feaste
Fri & Sat, Apr 19 & 20
Wed, Nov 28–
Sat, Apr 27
Tue, Dec 4
Fall Honors Recital
Sun, Apr 28
Spring Choral Concert
Thu, Dec 6
Apollo’s Fire: A Celtic Christmas
Tue, Apr 30
AU Jazz Orchestra
Sat, Dec 8
Winter Festival Band Concert
Wed, May 1
Spring Honors Recital
Sun, Dec 9
Festival of Lights
Sat, May 4
ASO: From Russia with Love
Thu, Jan 17
Faculty Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Sun, May 5
Variable Winds Band Concert
Sat, Jan 26
ASO: La Scala to Broadway
Fri, May 17
National Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Sun, Dec 2
COLOR KEY: Spectrum Series Theatre Music Coburn Gallery
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