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    October 14, 2019

    The 2019 summer season ends with "My Way, a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at Rabbit Run Theater

    MADISON, OH – Celebrating a career that spanned more than 50 years, My Way, a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, opens at Rabbit Run Theater, Friday, August 16.

    As a pop superstar, Sinatra was one of the first American entertainers to evoke near mass pandemonium in concerts, paving the way for future musical icons.  His melodies captured the emotions and dreams of everyone and struck a common chord regardless of class or background.

    The show, conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, is a review of 57 of Sinatra’s greatest hits, including New York, New York, High Hopes and My Way.  Although no one actor portrays Sinatra, the score presents his lifetime career using the talents of two male and two female vocalists set in a nightclub-like setting.

    The show is directed and choreographed by Paige Heidrich.  Heidrich has been active at Rabbit Run for almost 15 years as an actor, student, instructor and director.  She recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace with a major in music education and vocal performance.

    “It’s been a pleasure working with four vocal performers who are able to bring such nuance and style to the lyrics of Frank Sinatra,” says Heidrich.  “We have been able to create intimate and reminiscent moments with music from an era that radiated class, sophistication and elegance.”

    Musical direction is provided by Jonathan Gordon.  Playing the male vocalists are J. J. Luster and R. Scott Posey.  Luster has performed in numerous productions at Rabbit Run and at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby.

    Posey, a member of Actors equity Association, has performed and directed in numerous shows at Rabbit Run Theater and serves as the head of the Performing Arts Department at Lake Catholic High School.

    The two female vocalists are Haley Gagnon and Emily Stack.  Gagnon has performed in productions both at Rabbit Run, the G. B. Community Theatre and at the Fine Arts Association.  Stack has performed in theaters throughout Northeast Ohio including the Renaissance Theatre as well as Rabbit Run and the Fine Arts Association.

    “My Way, a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” opens Friday, Aug. 16, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 31, and is rated general audience.

    Tickets for all performances are available by calling the box office at 440-428-7092, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. or on line at www.rabbitrunonline.org.  Tickets are $24, adult; $22, senior and student; and $11 for youth 12 and under.  For group packages and rates call 440-428-5913.

    Guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds of the theater prior to a show in the picnic pavilion or courtyards.

    All shows for “My Way” begin at 7:30 p.m.  Rabbit Run Theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH.  Rabbit Run receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Dworken & Bernstein, Hearn Plumbing and Heating, Huffman-Mayer Wealth Management Group and Lighthouse Advisers.

    Rabbit Run Theater is also funded in part by a grant from The Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts & Culture Grant Program.  The Remarkable Lake County, OH Arts & Culture Grand Program promotes the county’s tourism constituency—entertainment, regional and heritage events, hospitality venues and hotels, and destinations and attractions involved in Lake County’s tourism industry.  Attracting visitors to Lake County, OH, via the grant program is accomplished through multi-level stakeholder engagements, such as event organizers, sponsors and the Lake County Visitors Bureau.  These engagement outcomes include event development and planning.

    Rabbit Run Theater is one of the few barn theaters still in operation and operates under the auspices of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, a non-profit organization offering year-round instruction in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts.

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    Rabbit Run
    July 15, 2015

    Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

    Credited with being the show that saved Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens this Friday, July 17, at Rabbit Run Theater in Madison. Jacques Brel is Alive and Well achieved worldwide adoration and fame.  The production showcases Brel’s passionate...
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    Rabbit Run
    June 30, 2015

    Meet Rabbit Run's Dolly, Ingrid Balstad!

    The lead role in Hello, Dolly! takes a strong singer and actress to make the vivacious widow come alive. As audience members who have already seen the Rabbit Run Theater show can attest, Ingrid Balstad is just the right actress for this iconic role. Balstad is relatively new to the Rabbit Run stage...
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    Rabbit Run
    June 18, 2015

    Hello, Dolly! opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

    Winner of 10 Tony awards Hello Dolly is one of the most endearing musicals of all times and holds a special place in the hearts of theater lovers.  With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly! is based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. The year is 1890, and widowed matchmaker...
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    Rabbit Run
    April 30, 2015

    Community Building at Clean-up Days

    We take the “community” part of our title very seriously, whether it’s partnering with other area non- profits like the YMCA or the Red Cross or working with local schools districts.  In particular, each spring we are privileged to have the Madison High School perform their spring musical at Rabbit...
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    Rabbit Run
    March 26, 2015

    Having so much fun together!

    My daughter just turned 2, and her personality is coming out now in spades! She is curious, energetic, loves music and colors; I knew that in the coming year I wanted to introduce her to multiple opportunities to exercise those new personality traits! I enrolled her in swim and dance lessons, but...
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    Rabbit Run
    November 06, 2014

    Quite a face lift at the barn!

    Anyone who visited Rabbit Run Theater last summer most likely noticed a few of the renovations made on the grounds. These improvements were made possible thanks in large part to a grant provided by the Lake Cty. Board of Commissioners (Planning & Community Development Office) with funds...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 27, 2014

    Homecoming Weekend: Meet our performers, Eric Grapatin and Matt Gehring!

    You are in for a treat - a special glimpse into the Rabbit Run background of our Homecoming Weekend performers, Eric Grapatin and Matt Gehring. Read on to find out what brought them to the Barn and what they took away from it.   1. How did you get involved at Rabbit Run?  Eric: "Summer of 5th...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    New Dance Instructors at Rabbit Run - Meet Emily Schiemann!

    Not just one but three new dance instructors have been added to the roster in a much expanded dance curriculum beginning this fall at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association. One of our new instructors is Emily Schiemann. Schiemann studied dance for 15 years at Fordu School of Dance in Madison and at...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    New Dance Instructors at Rabbit Run - Meet Maggie Runyon!

    Not just one but three new dance instructors have been added to the roster in a much expanded dance curriculum beginning this fall at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association. One of our new instructors is Maggie Runyon has been dancing since the age of 5.   She studied dance at the Fine Arts...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    New Dance Instructors at Rabbit Run - Meet Nick Carlisle!

    Not just one but three new dance instructors have been added to the roster in a much expanded dance curriculum beginning this fall at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association.  Nick Carlisle, Maggie Runyon and Emily Schiemann have come on board to teach dance at Rabbit Run this September with Heather...
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5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057 (Theater)
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