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


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.


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Please email Sam at education@rrtheater.org to get the current After School class form for Spring classes.

Storybook Theater

Cat in the Hat, Grades K-3
Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15pm / Mar 12 – May 7
Instructor: Jeff Press
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Go into the story of  Cat in the Hat.  Some very fun, loving characters.

Students get to learn and perform a wonderful play. Will learn the basics of acting and scene work  and perform in showcase with costumes.



Scenes From A Book

Classic Scenes & Plots, Grades 3-8
Tuesdays 4 – 5pm / Mar 12- May 7
Instructor: Jeff Press
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Check out this class exploring scenes from a range of classical playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, Neil Simon, and many others.

We will explore the subtleties of various classics that will culminate in a showcase of scenes.



Musical Theater

Musical Theater – Seussical the Musical, Grades K-3
Tuesdays 4 – 5pm / Mar 12- May 7
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

This offers students a Dr. Seuss adventure in musical theater, but great for beginner as well. The students will be learn music and dances from this musical theater show.

They will then practice them to perform these numbers with costumes at the final showcase. Development in voice work, stage directions, and presence.


Musical Theater II: Rogers & Hammerstein Musical Theater, Grades 3-8
Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15pm / Mar 12- May 7
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Journey through Rogers & Hammerstein with the music and choreography.

Kids will get to sing and dance to music from this all time favorite musicals and present in a showcase with costumes. Along with development in voice work, stage directions, and presence.


Upcoming Events for Summer , see Theater Camps



Coming Classes for the New Season will be posted in August 2019 for Fall Classes.

See Theater Camps for Summer activities.


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.

Directing this play is one of our own Youth StARTS Artist- Amber Burger.

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.


Here is a picture of the Teens in Rehearsal getting ready for the Matinee Shows on Jan.10th, 2019.

We will be doing an Open Final Dress Rehearsal- Pay what you can donation-on Jan.9th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm for the public and to give the teens a chance to practice with an audience.

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

Fairy Godfather Kes Jessop
Mazama HS

Cinderella Sarah 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


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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