MADISON, OH – The musical “A Chorus Line” takes center stage at Rabbit Run Theater.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, “A Chorus Line” was originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett with the book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. Marvin Hamlisch composed the music and lyrics were written by Edward Kleban.
“A Chorus Line” opened on Broadway, summer 1975, and was the longest-running production in Broadway history until “Cats” in 1997. Some of its best known melodies include “What I Did for Love”, “I Hope I Get It” and “One”.
Seventeen dancers vie for a position in the chorus line of a new Broadway musical. One-by-one each would-be performer shares their struggles, hopes and aspirations in their quest to appear on Broadway. Exploring the inner lives and ambitions of professional performers and dancers, the show captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition.
The show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Leinweber Ritz. Ritz has performed, directed and choreographed in numerous Cleveland area theaters including Cleveland Public Theatre (Morrison Dance for DanceWorks) and Rabbit Run Theater. She has also performed with Eastern Dance Theatre in Kentucky.
Musical direction is provided by James Slike.
“A Chorus Line” opens Friday, June 21, and runs through Saturday, July 6, and is rated 13+ for language and content.
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 “A Chorus Line” 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.
While taking in a performance of “Forever Plaid”, patrons are welcome to purchase a raffle ticket for Passport to Paris & Prizes, Rabbit Run Community Arts Association’s (RRCAA)’s annual fundraiser.
Every ticket holder has a one-in-five chance of winning one of 100 prizes, each worth $50 or more. The Grand Prize is a trip to Paris, France. The winner will enjoy a week in a two-bedroom flat in the 5th arrondissement on the banks of the Seine as well as a voucher for $2,500 to be used for travel expenses and/or entertainment. The winner may instead choose a $4,000 cash option.
Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 each and available at the box office, online or at the Rabbit Run office. All proceeds benefit RRCAA.
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.
(Photo credit: Kathy Sandham)
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Rabbit Run Theater
P. O. Box 235, 49 Park St.
Madison, OH 44057
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