In accordance with Gov. DeWine's school closure mandate in light of the coronavirus pandemic,
RRCAA is closed.  Many of our
 classes/lessons are now online. 
Registration has begun for all summer educational programming. 
Rabbit Run Theater has cancelled productions for the 2020 season.

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Great News for our Rabbit Run Theater friends!
 
While the barn doors are technically closed due to COVID-19, we are so excited to let you know about some fantastic events happening at Rabbit Run Theater this summer!  And you, our wonderful subscribers, are the first to know.

Live Concerts
 
First, we are offering a number of LIVE concerts on the grounds at the theater. Best of all, these concerts are free of charge! What could be better than a lovely evening at the barn with your favorite people enjoying great music!
 
Providing the music for these concerts are local favorites Madtown Jazzand The Alibis. To hear a sample of each band's music, click on the links below:
 
 
Just a note, you may recognize some members of Madtown Jazz as Jim and Erica Slike, John Koch and John Mullen have all performed both in our orchestra pits as well as onstage at Rabbit Run.  
 
The first concert, featuring Madtown Jazz, is Thursday, July 9, with The Alibis performing Thursday, July 23, with more to follow through the summer.


Utilizing state-recommended social distancing practices, we are able to allow a maximum of 120 people to each event.  Guests are welcome to

bring their own food.*   


Due to limited capacity, Reservations MUST BE made for these live concerts

Please call the office at 440-425-5913 between noon - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday to make a table reservation. We have 20 tables available that seat six people each. All reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis.

*These concerts are outside and not in the barn.  Grounds open from 6 - 10 p.m.  Concert from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Masks are strongly recommended to be worn when not seated at table.  Hand sanitizing stations located in convenient areas throughout the grounds  One person allowed in restrooms at a time.

Streamed Cabarets
 
Second, we are offering free, streamed cabarets throughout the summer featuring many of your favorite Rabbit Run performers.
 
The first cabaret, “With Love, from Rabbit Run: An Evening of Your Favorites” featuring vocalist Paige Heidrich, airs July 17 at 8:00 p.m.You will receive an email the week of July 13 with a link to this delightful musical treat.

You may remember Paige as she has appeared in numerous shows at the barn, including “Hello Dolly”, “Peter and the Starcatcher”, “Carousel” and “My Fair Lady”. Her professionally trained and, honestly, gorgeous voice will sing your blues away!

Keep an eye on your email for the links to the cabarets and call soon to make reservations for the Madtown Jazz event on July 9.

We very much miss seeing you at the barn, so please, make plans to join us!

 
2020 Rabbit Run Theater season is canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

 

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 reopening of Rabbit Run Theater. Through all those years the doors to the barn have always remained open and many of you have been with us for each and every season.  We simply can’t imagine a summer without seeing you at the barn.

For the last six weeks the Board of Directors of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association has been closely following updates regarding the spread of COVID-19 and abiding by the recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health and the Lake County General Health District. We held off on any final decisions regarding the theater season until Monday when Governor DeWine announced his Responsible RestartOhio Plan.

Our greatest concern is always for the safety and wellbeing of our theater patrons, staff and volunteers. And so we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Rabbit Run Theater season.

The decision to cancel the season is an unprecedented one for RRCAA. Last summer, more than 11,000 patrons visited the barn with ticket sales and subscriptions accounting for more than half the annual operating dollars for the organization. This situation has truly put Rabbit Run in a financial tailspin.

It is our sincere hope that, as the summer progresses, State guidelines will allow for larger gatherings.  Should this be the case, we will jump on any opportunity possible to offer one or more of the intended productions from the season.

In the meantime, we are planning a series of streamed performances that will be available throughout the summer. We know these cannot replace the traditional season, but we hope we can provide a smile, a song, and something to keep you entertained through this challenging time.

 

Rabbit Run Theater
5648 W. Chapel Rd.
Madison, OH  44057 

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