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    Rabbit Run
    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
    August 20, 2014

    Homecoming Weekend at Rabbit Run Theater

    Homecoming Weekend at Rabbit Run Theater   An exciting celebration awaits all who attend Rabbit Run Theater’s Homecoming Weekend Friday, Sept. 5 and 6.   Two special events make up the weekend: an Alumni Evening on Friday, Sept. 5, and The Homecoming Gala on Saturdayevening, Sept. 6.  Both events...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 13, 2014

    Guest Blog Post: Alumni Peter J. Davis, Director of Rabbit Run's Comeback Show

    This summer I once again found myself inside the old barn that is now Rabbit Run Theatre. Though it has been a very long time since I had been there, it still looked quite the same ….and at the same time much improved. In town (from my home in Montclair, New Jersey) to deal with some ‘family...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 12, 2014

    The Odd Couple opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

    Rabbit Run Theater, one of Ohio’s few remaining barn theaters, closes its 2014 summer season with playwright Neil Simon’s comedy The Odd Couple. Simon is at his best with the non-stop, laugh-out-loud dialogue in this 1960’s classic comedy. Compulsive neat-freak Felix Ungar is thrown out of his...
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    Rabbit Run
    July 15, 2014

    Brigadoon opening this weekend!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Brigadoon opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater Lost in the Scottish highlands, two young Americans stumble on Brigadoon, a mystical 17th century village that only appears one day every hundred years.  The magic of the Highlands and the power of love draw them into the...
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    Rabbit Run
    June 10, 2014

    Excitement

    There are so many exciting things happening at Rabbit Run!  Several of our graduating high school seniors, having truly excelled in their artistic education at Rabbit Run, are preparing to go on to pursue their passion for the arts in their colleges of choice.  The grounds at the historic Barn...
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    Rabbit Run
    February 24, 2014

    Anticipation

    Anticipation by Guest Blogger, Laurie Principe, President, RRCAA Board of Trustees       Each year around this time, the weariness of the cold, gray, snowy months starts to take its toll on me.  I yearn for the days to get longer, to shed my hat and coat and boots, and be able to “go on the fly". ...
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    Rabbit Run
    November 14, 2013

    Thankful

    As we look back on the last year at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, we have a lot to be thankful for! We’re thankful for our wonderful students and families who consistently inspire us. Each day the Fine Arts Building is filled with music, paintings, sculptures and the sounds of dancing...
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    Rabbit Run
    October 31, 2013

    Halloween Makeup

    For most people, Halloween is the only time to dress up in strange and unusual costumes. But at Rabbit Run Theater, we spend an entire summer creating dozens of unique characters for our productions! One of the most powerful tools for creating memorable characters is makeup. We have several gifted...
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5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057 (Theater)
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