218 N 7th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601  541.884.5483

[ AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES ]

The Ross Ragland Theater is excited to announce another season of theater classes to the youth of the basin. The classes are filled with theater games and socially engaging exercises intended to establish and strengthen skills used in the performing arts.

Storybook Theater

Alice in Wonderland, Grades K-3
Tuesdays 5 – 6pm / Sep 18 – Nov 6
Instructor: Jeff Press
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Come experience the story of Alice in Wonderland through scenes adapted from the book.

Students will learn to play characters like Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and other beloved characters from the classic children’s novel.

Will learn the basics of acting, scene work and perform in showcase.

 

Storybook Theater II

Alice in Wonderland, Grades 3-8
Tuesdays 4 – 5pm / Sep 18 – Nov 6
Instructor: Jeff Press
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Come experience the story of Alice in Wonderland through scenes adapted from the book.

Students will learn the basics of acting and scene work and perform in showcase with full costumes.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater – Alice Style, Grades K-3
Tuesdays 4 – 5pm / Sep 18 – Nov 6
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Journey through wonderland with the music and choreography. Kids will get to sing and dance to tell the story of Alice in Wonderland.

They will play characters like Cards, the flowers and so much more. All of this will culminate in a final showcase in full costume.

Musical Theater Wonderland, Grades 3-8
Tuesdays 4 – 5pm / Sep 18 – Nov 6
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Journey through wonderland with the music and choreography.

Kids will get to sing and dance to tell the story of Alice in Wonderland presented in showcase with costumes.

Creative Fundamentals

Intro to Acting, Grades 3-8
Mondays 6 – 7pm / Sep 17 – Nov 5
Instructor: Heather Sha
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Students explore how to perform without a script by delving into aspects of theater including movement, body language, voice technique, character creation, conflict, humor, and plot arc. Students will gain confidence by working together and becoming used to performing on the spot and creating their own characters, settings, and stories.

Special Christmas Showcase

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Grades K-8
Mon & Tues 4 – 5pm / Nov 12 – Dec 4
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $75, additional siblings are $45

In this abbreviated after school class session, Students will get to do a play based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss with music and dancing.

They will practice 2 days a week for 3 weeks and perform in a showcase at the end of the session on Dec. 8th, 2018 at 2:00pm.

Students will not have class the week of Thanksgiving.

Upcoming After School Classes

Coming Winter Classes (Jan 8 – Feb 26)

Class times with details and other classes will be posted in December 2018

  • Storybook – Adventures with Peter Pan & Wendy
  • Musical Theater – Peter Pan the Musical

Coming Spring Classes (Mar 12 – May 7)

Class times with details and other classes will be posted in February 2019

  • Storybook Theater – Pirate Legends
  • Musical Theater – A Pirate’s Life for Me

New Teen Program

This is a great opportunity for High School teens to Audition and get experience in performing for a large audience, get a competitive Stipend paid to each student, with no heavy time commitments until 2 weeks before show.

This is a pilot program, we are hoping to continue into next year’s season of 2019-20 and try to give 2 different opportunities to teen again.

This play will be performed by 6 Local Teens for the Klamath Basin elementary students. We have found a very fun & familiar play that the students will be able to interact with the characters on stage.

Rags is a fairy Godfather who has trouble finding work in a whole where everyone wants a fairy Godmother. But when there’s a Godmother shortage, Rags steps in to help Cinderella get to the ball.

We are pleased to announce the cast of Cinderella and the Fairy Godfather:

Fairy Godfather Kes Jessop
Mazama HS

Cinderella Sara Walls
Mazama HS

Prince Matt Barr
Mazama HS

Stepmother Jade Taber
Klamath Union HS

Stepsister Beauty Jaden Billings
Klamath Union HS

Stepsister Grace Madeline Fournier
Hosanna Christian

[ MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS ]

Victoria (Tori) Lancaster 

Tori has been in the Education Program at the RossRagland Theater for over five years. She studied theater and dance for over ten years locally before moving to Southern Oregon University where she emphasized in technical theater, stage management, Shakespeare studies and musical theater. She thoroughly enjoys teach these concepts to young students. She has recently choreographed the Ross Ragland’s Youth Theater Camp’s 2018 production of James and the Giant Peach, Jr., and assistant directed their 2017 production of Mulan, Jr. In addition to directing the Ross Ragland’s Little Sprouts Theater Camp’s 2017 production of Gran’s Guide to Ogres and the 2017 production of Stories under the Big Top.      

Amber Burger

Amber has 15+ years of theater experience both on stage and off. She has worked as a technician and production team member, as well as a performer, giving her a well-rounded knowledge of the theater.  Amber has worked with the Ross Ragland Youth Theater Day Camp for nine summers – including directing Willy Wonka in 2016.  She also served as the KU drama coach in 2016-17 – directing several plays there.  She loves sharing her knowledge and passion with children.

Jeff Press

Jeff is a director & performer who has worked internationally. Before moving to Klamath he received his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at East 15 Acting School in London. Previously, Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Eastern Oregon University. He also spent time studying and working in Moscow, Bali, and Sydney. Jeff started working for the Ragland’s Education Department at the beginning of 2016 and has taught in classrooms, after school classes, and directed the last two Youth Theater Day Camp shows. He has also performed in and directed various other children’s shows and community productions, including directing the RRT’s 2017 production of Mary Poppins.

Heather Sha

Heather is a substitute teacher for grades K-12, and has been in love with theater since she was 8 years old. She continued acting in community theater productions and school plays through college. Last summer she was a counselor at the Ross Ragland’s Summer Youth Theater Day Camp. Since 2009 she has volunteered at the Linkville Theater as actor, director, stage manager, sound designer, and light and sound operator. In 2011 she co-founded Little Linkville, a local troupe who creates and performs three plays a year for children of all ages.

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