Rabbit Run Community Arts Association

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It’s all thanks to you!

You attended:

  • Rabbit Run Theater saw a 30% increase in tickets sales from the previous year
  • More than 200 performers, production staff and volunteers partnered to mount 5 full-scale productions in a brief four-month period
  • Rabbit Run Theater has become a major tourism destination in this region of Northeast Ohio bringing numerous tour companies and pre-formed groups to the area to enjoy our local wineries, restaurants, and of course, the barn!
  • 12,000 patrons attended 47 performance throughout the 2019 theater season

You explored:

  • Over 400 students pass through our doors each week for educational programming
  • Our educational offerings have expanded to 78 classes/workshops plus private vocal and instrumental music instruction offered year round plus eight summer youth arts camps
  • We have continued partnerships with the Lake County History Center, Lake Erie College, the Madison Chorale, Madison Local Schools, the Madison Public Library and Perry Local Schools
  • Our Annual Juried Art Show (in partnership with Madison Public Library) celebrated its 28th anniversary

You supported:

  • More than 800 individuals, businesses and community organizations now provide financial, in-kind, or volunteer support to RRCAA
  • Annual giving has increased by more than 15% in the last three years
  • More than 250 volunteers shared their time (more than 12,000 hours annually) and talent; working onstage, backstage, as ushers, hosts, administrative support and as community ambassadors

Thanks to you, RRCAA continues to provide extraordinary theater productions and quality educational programs to our community.

Our goals for the future include expanded arts education collaborations as well as beginning the first phase of extensive facilities projects for the Rabbit Run Theater property. 

Now more than ever, we welcome your ongoing support, and we thank you for supporting the arts in our region.

So many lives are enriched by the work of RRCAA.  With your help we can continue to provide outstanding arts opportunities to our community.

  • The Virag Family celebrate Our Story

    Sixteen years ago the Virag family moved to the Madison area and almost immediately became active at Rabbit Run.  While Ken holds the fort, Sue and their daughters, Makenna and Shaylin, have jumped feet first into all aspects of life at Rabbit Run.  From private music lessons and dance classes to youth camps, ushering and performing at the theater, and singing in the Madison Chorale—they’ve done it all. 

    For the past three years Sue has become a familiar face at RRCAA, working both in the office and in the theater box office.  “Rabbit Run is a gem in our community.  I just couldn’t imagine not being involved here.”

    14-year-old Shaylin sums up the family’s sentiments nicely in saying, “I love Rabbit Run—it’s like a second home!”

  • Fritz and Patty Page celebrate Our Story

    Actress Patty Page has performed in four productions at Rabbit Run:  Mornings at Seven, The Cemetery Club, The Whales of August and most recently, On Golden Pond.  Patty won a Bunny Award for Best Actress on two occasions for her roles in The Cemetery Club and On Golden Pond.  Her husband, Fritz, has been right at Patty’s side waiting through rehearsals, ushering for performances, and cheering her on.

    “We used to vacation in the area and started coming to Rabbit Run Theater in 1993.  Upon moving to the Madison in 1996, we became season ticket holders and have been since that time.”

    “To spend a summer evening here in this beautiful setting with everyone knowing everyone else . . . it just doesn’t get any better!”

  • Suzzane Ryan Tells Our Story

    One of the most recognizable faces at Rabbit Run Theater has never graced the stage.  Box Office Manager Suzzane Ryan has been greating patrons with her signature smile for the past fourteen seasons.  "When I first started, I didn't think I'd ever remember anyone's name.  Now I can tell you exactly where they prefer to sit!"

    "It's amazing how close you get to people, even though the Box Office is only open seasonally," she explains.  "It's such a kind and generous environment and creativity is the aura of the place."  Suzzane feels that the best is yet to come.  "The more you love something, the better it gets."

  • Clay Fellows Tells Our Story

    When Clay Fellows began to explore options for his Eagle Scout project, he felt very strongly that it should support Rabbit Run.  "I had been to theater camps, worked backstage and my sister had been in several shows.  Somehow I was always tied back to it."  Throughout the 2013 theater season, he raised funds and worked with local businesses to create a permanent picnic pavilion on the grounds of Rabbit Run Theater.

    Clay's hard work inspired support and collaboration throughout the community.  He's pleased to see how his project has enhanced something he loves.  "There are many places to go for entertainment.  There's only one Rabbit Run."

  • The Duffy-Heidrich Family Tells Our Story

    At the age of 8, Paige Heidrich attended RRCAA’s Summer Theater Camp for the first time. She felt right at home. Her parents, John Heidrich and Cecilia Duffy, recognized that “it was an immediate match for her as she fell in love with performing.” They began to seek out other opportunities for Paige. Once again they turned to RRCAA.
    Now 16 Paige’s abilities have expanded and matured through RRCAA’s classes in dance, voice and drama as well as summer camps and acting in productions at Rabbit Run Theater. “I find myself growing each time I perform,” she explains.
    John and Cecilia value RRCAA from a number of perspectives, including their work at Geneva Chiropractic Clinic. “As a business owner, I see the tremendous service that Rabbit Run provides for the surrounding community, so I support RRCAA financially” John explains. Cecilia adds, “As a mother, I see that Rabbit Run is family friendly. Paige has had first-class training that will help her in any future endeavor.” Reflecting on her experiences at RRCAA, Paige agrees. “They truly care about helping me succeed.”


Rabbit Run Community Arts Association | 49 Park Street Madison, Ohio 44057 (mail received here)
5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057 (Theater)
Main Office: 440-428-5913 Box Office: 440-428-7092

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