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Dear Friends,

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 | | 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 (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 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.

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


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!

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



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.

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



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 “Audrey II� grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite.


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

DROP OF A HAT PLAYERS SHOWCASE April 13 at 2:00 p.m. Hugo Young Theatre

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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


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

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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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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

Bus Stop

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

Opera Scenes

Wed, Nov 28–

Sat, Apr 27

Brahms Requiem

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

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