Running to Places Theatre Company :: Community through Artistry
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R2P is a youth community theatre company that brings together middle & high school students from across the area. We're in the business of youth development, helping raise our community's children and making excellent theatre in the process. Thanks to support from people like you, participation in R2P is FREE. If you support this, please consider making a donation.

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Chase away the winter blues with one of the most joyful, toe-tapping, musical comedies around: Crazy for You! The show features some of the brightest talents from all over Tompkins County and beyond, including Dryden, Horseheads, Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield, and Trumansburg – singing and dancing to some of Gershwin’s most beloved tunes, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” and “I Can’t Be Bothered Now.” Get your tickets at the State Theatre Box Office:

Exclusive Show Sponsor:
Purity Ice Cream; Scholarship Sponsors: Squeaky Clean Car Wash, The Savage Club of Ithaca, an anonymous fund at the Community Foundation of Tompkins County; with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County and the Park Foundation; season-long support from CSP Management.


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We’re looking forward to anther great season and hope you’ll join us!

  • CRAZY FOR YOU: A singing and dancing extravaganza! Some of Gershwin’s most beloved songs plus outrageous comedy, romance, mistaken identity, singing cowboys, tap numbers make this a show everyone loves! Performances January 8-10.
  • COMPANY: Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant meditation on midlife as seen through the eyes of Bobby (Robert, darling) and his cadre of friend and lovers. This show will be a semi-staged production. Performances February 26-28.
  • DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID: The stage version of the classic Disney movie musical. Join Ariel and her friends under the sea for adventures and the quest for love and feet. Performances May 13-15.
  • RENT (SCHOOL EDITION): La vie Boheme! They’re not gonna pay! This seminal modern Broadway classic comes to vivid life. With minor revisions by the Larson estate to make it R2P-friendly, the show still has plenty of bite. Not for the youngest audience members. Performances July 5-14.
  • THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE: Gilbert & Sullivan’s funniest and most clever ever! A band of the worst pirates on the seas, a bevy of bold and beautiful sisters, and a platoon of hapless Keystone Kops. Oh, and all of this will be gender flip-flopped because fake mustaches on girls and boys in petticoats equals fun times for all. Performances August 19-21.
  • Additionally, we will be offering performances by the newly formed traveling cabaret: R2PtoGO.


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By placing an ad in our programs, you will send a strong message to our audience that you value youth and the arts. Over 150 area young people, their families, and over 5,000 patrons from across the region will be part of the 2016 season. Your advertising dollars will be well spent and help keep participation in theatre FREE for the young people involved!

Get all the info here!


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Including New "Running To Places Is Gorges" & "Ithaca Is Running To Places Designs!
Buy a wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, water bottles, bags, and more! Choose from "I am forever Running to Places" themed gear or get a memento from an R2P show – all in a wide variety of colors, styles, and sizes. Great gifts for the R2People in your life!
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We also have R2P sunglasses ($5), string bags ($10), black winter caps ($10), and purple baseball caps ($20) for sale at the JBCC!


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Since R2P began, most of our shows have been archived by professional photographer George Cannon. He generously donates his services and attends rehearsals, performances, and a separate "photo call" to make sure he covers the shows thoroughly. Check out R2P shows through the ages here.

You can see all of his R2P photography (as well as his other beautiful work) at and You can view photos and order prints – 30% of your purchases will be donated right back to R2P! Thank you, George!
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