Technical & Booking Information

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I. Theater and Area Information

Direct all technical questions to Steve Ayola, Technical Director, 541.884.0651 ext. 12. For ticket information requests, call the box office at 541.884.5483 or toll free at 888.627.5484. For hospitality requirements or questions, call the business office at 541.884.0651 ext. 10 in the business office.

Theater Location & Directions

The theater is located in Klamath Falls, Oregon, which is in the southern portion of the state, just east of the Cascades Mountain Range and 11 miles north of the California border. In Winter driving conditions, traveling over the Cascades on Hwy. 58 East is recommended due to better road maintenance and a travel permit is not required. Once in Klamath Falls, the theater is located one block west of the corner of 7th Street and Main Street, on the corner of 7th Street and Pine Street.

II. Non-Union Theater

The Ross Ragland Theater is a non-union theater and does not employ union members as technicians or stagehands. For large labor calls we employ the use of casual laborers, both paid and unpaid.

III. No Smoking Policy

There is no smoking allowed anywhere in the theater. This policy applies to artists, members of their band or crew, staff, volunteers, and the audience. Smoking is permitted outside the theater only.

IV. Auditorium Seating

Fixed Seating for 706. Section A = 326 Seats. Section B = 284. Section C = 96. Movable Seating for 96. Movable Box Seating = 60. Movable Handicap Seating = 12. Movable C Seating = 24. Total capacity = 802

Row A in the theater allows a full view on to the stage floor. The arrangement of seats and continuous rise in the auditorium provide extraordinary sightlines to all patrons at all performances. Seats in the second row of each box are slightly obstructed for entrances and exits of performers but are satisfactory for most concerts, recitals and center stage performances.

V. Stage Dimensions and Information

Standard Measurement Reference Points

  • The center line (CL): A line separating stage left from stage right.
  • The plaster line (PL): The line at the opening of the proscenium that is considered to be the front edge of the main stage.
  • Width of proscenium opening = 51′ 4″.
  • There is no formal proscenium arch for the stage opening.
  • Height of proscenium opening = 25′ 9″.
  • The main or grand border can be lowered to reduce height of proscenium opening.
  • Height to gridiron from stage floor = 31′ 8″.
  • The distance from the stage floor to the grid is the same in all locations.
  • Distance from front of apron or thrust to plaster line = 9′.
  • The main stage is thrust nine feet forward with a semi-permanent stage floor over the existing orchestra pit, when the pit is not in use.
  • Distance from plaster line to back sound wall = 36′ 9″.
  • The sound wall is accordion pleated for proper sound reflection.
  • Distance from sound wall to back wall = 3′ 9″.
  • The space between the sound wall and the back wall is a crossover aisle.
  • Distance from front of apron to the first row of seats = 2′ 7″.
  • The front of the thrust apron is curved to match the rows of seats.
  • Wing space – stage-left = 11′ 9″.
  • The rigging bay is at stage-left. Wing space excludes bay depth.
  • Wing space – stage-right = 14′ 6″.
  • The area offstage right is available for use.
  • Area offstage right = 10′ 11″ X 27′ 10″.
  • An L – shaped room that leads into stage right.

Stairways to Audience
Two 48″ wide stairways of four steps each lead from either side of the thrust apron into the aisles of Section I.

Orchestra Pit
Under the thrust apron of the stage and covered for most performances. Semi-circular in shape. The floor of the pit is 8′ 9″ below the stage floor. The pit is 16′ 6″ across at the widest point and 35′ 10″ long. The pit is non-hydraulic and cannot be raised to stage level.

Acoustic Shell
An eight-section collapsible Wenger Corporation acoustic shell is available. Each section is 7′ wide X 13′ 6″ high.

Stage Floor
The permanent stage floor an O’Mara sprung floor made of 3/4″ hardwood ply painted black.  Screws and lags may NOT be used on dance floor area but may be used on floor areas in wings if approved by Technical Director.

Floor Covering
Harlequin Corporation “Studio” floor covering (black) is installed in a loose lay with vinyl tape sealed seams.

The theater has twelve 4′ x 8′ x 1′ high platform risers, and four 4′ x 8′ x 6′

Backstage Entrances

Stage-right Entrance
Through a double-door entryway in the patio between the theater and cultural center, marked as “Business Office” entrance.

Stage-left Entrance
(3’10” x 10′ door) – Direct access to stage level from off-stage workshop, which is also the stage access to and from the dressing rooms.

Loading Dock

Tractor Trailer & Large Trucks
At the end of a short alley on Pine St. between 6th and 7th. The alley separates the theater from a church. The loading dock opens up into the stage right area. The doorway is 8′ wide and 7′ high. The stage floor level is 4′ 7″ above ground level at the loading dock, which makes it suitable for trucks. A walkboard or portable ramp is desirable for load-in/ load-out. The theater does not own a walkboard or portable ramp.

Small Trucks & Vans
May unload from the patio area through double doors (5’10” x 8’11”) into off-stage left workshop, which is stage level and approximately 20′ from stage left entrance.

VI. Dressing Rooms

The theater has two ample dressing rooms for actors and one smaller ‘star’ dressing room. All three backstage dressing rooms have bathrooms, running water, sinks and showers. Walls of well-lit mirrors, dressing tables and wardrobe racks are included. The dressing rooms are private and secure and are directly off stage left, easily accessible via a hallway at stage level.

VII. Intercom System

The theater has a two channel Clear Com system with station inputs at stage right, stage left, control/lighting booth, fly – rail and the orchestra pit. Extensions can be run to the sound console position at the center walkway aisle. There are 7 headsets and 2 handsets and also 2 portable speaker stations that can be ran to the dressing rooms.

VIII. Fly System

The theater has a “single purchase” counterweight fly system with four available line sets or battens in the total system. The first available batten is approximately 17′ 2″ upstage from the plaster line. *Present line set can be altered to the needs of the production, except for grand curtain, upstage traveler and cyclorama.

  • 10 ft. arbor capacity (lights) = 1962 lbs.
  • 8 ft. arbor capacity (other) = 1526 lbs.

Download PDF (~92k)

IX. Main Curtain

The main or grand curtain is of heavy theater red velour that draws open from the middle with hand-operated lines located at the stage left edge of the main curtain.

X. Masking Curtains

The stage is equipped with four pairs of legs, which are black and measure 8′ wide X 25′ long. They are tied to battens on tracks which allow movement in or out a distance of 6′ to 8′. The tracks themselves can be moved in or out any distance along a superior batten to further mask the stage. The legs’ locations from the plaster line are as follows:

  • Set #1 = 2′ 4″
  • Set #2 = 13′ 9″
  • Set #3 = 22′ 6″
  • Set #4 = 30′ 6″

Teasers or Borders
The stage is equipped with one red velour and four black borders (excluding the main or grand border). Each of the borders is 8′ long and 60′ wide gathered and 8′ long and 90′ wide when ungathered (red velour border is one foot downstage of grand curtain). The border battens are permanently hung and their location from the plaster line is as follows:

  • Border#1 = 2′ 4″
  • Border #2 = 10′ 10″
  • Border #3 = 19′ 6″
  • Border #4 =25′ 3″

The stage is equipped with two black travelers – one at mid-stage and one immediately in front of the sound wall at the back of the stage. Each of the travelers draw open from the middle with hand-drawn lines set at the stage left end of the travelers. The midstage traveler is located approximately 17 feet upstage from the plaster line. The backstage traveler is set at approximately 37 feet upstage from the plaster line and 2′ 4″ in front of the sound wall. The travelers are approximately 25′ long and 60′ wide when gathered (96 feet wide when ungathered).

Backings (Scrims and Cycloramas)
The stage is equipped with a black sharkstooth scrim that is normally located immediately behind the midstage traveler. The scrim can be moved from place-to-place on the stage and is currently hanging on the batten normally used for the third border. The stage is also equipped with a flat opaque cyclorama that hangs immediately in front of the back sound wall and just in back of the backstage traveler. The cyclorama is stretched with batten joints inserted in a sleeve at the bottom of the cyclorama.

XI. Lighting

Location of the Control Booth
The control booth is located at the top of the auditorium behind row U in the center section. It contains the stage lighting board, two spotlights and house lighting controls. All stage, house and work lights are controllable from the light console position.

Lighting Instruments
The theaters lighting instruments are as follows:

Quantity Type Lens Diam x Focal Length Single or Double Lens

  • 52 Source 4 19 degree
  • 10 Source 4 36 degree
  • 17 Leko 6″ X 9″ Ellipsoidal
  • 16 Leko 6″ X 12″ Ellipsoidal
  • 4 Leko 6″ X 16″ Ellipsoidal
  • 25 Leko 8″ X 9″ Ellipsoidal
  • 98 PAR 64 Various
  • 8 Fresnels 6″
  • 8 Source 4 PAR 64
  • 4 Followspots 2 Orbiter & 2 Lycian Super Arc

None of the theater’s lighting instruments are permanently hung. They can be moved to any position.

*Please check with the theater’s lighting technician; the inventory may vary.

Automated Fixtures
We have fourTechnobeams. They require 18 channels each on the lighting console to operate all of their functions.

Cyc Lighting
The Theater has 6, 3 cell, 1k watt Broad – cyc fixtures.

Lighting Board
The lighting control console is an ETC Express 48/96, dual/single scene channel controller with 48 submasters, 600 cue memory and color monitor. A wired remote focus unit is also available for calling up channels, dimmers and cues, from the stage or deck.

The theater is equipped with 92 separate dimmers housed in 23 quad modules. It is a dimmer/circuit system with solid state EDI dimmer modules. Each dimmer has a capacity of 2400 watts. There is also an additional 24, 2.4k dimmers in a portable ETC Sensor rack.

Front of House Lighting Positions

Beam Slot #1 (ceiling slots or ports)
Located along the front of a catwalk 32′ above row G in the auditorium, approximately 42′ diagonally from the plaster line and 27′ directly in front of the plaster line. There are 20 circuits across this front-of-house position which are numbered 1 through 20.

Beam Slot #2
Located along the front of a forward catwalk 32′ above stage floor level, approximately 33′ diagonally from the plaster line and 9′ directly in front of the plaster line. This front-of-house position is not used for stage lighting because of the extreme angle onto the stage. With appropriate lighting instruments the thrust apron of the stage could be well lit from this position. The circuits along the front-of-house position are numbered 21 through 32.

Balcony Rails
Located on the front rails of the fourth level of the patrons boxes on either side of the proscenium arch approximately 28′ above stage floor level, 38′ diagonally from the plaster line and 26′ directly in front of the plaster line. The number of circuits available from this position are 12 and they are numbered from 21 through 32.

House Booms (vertical pipes or ladders)
Located at the end of the front rails of the fourth level of the patron’s boxes on either side of the proscenium arch, approximately 28′ above the stage floor level, 40′ diagonally from the plaster line and 27′ directly in front of the plaster line. Circuits numbered 21 thru 32 are available from this location.

On Stage Lighting Positions
NOTE: No instruments are permanently hung on the electrics.

First Electric
Located 3′ 8″ from the plaster line and 28′ above the stage floor. This electric has 20 circuits available, numbered 33 through 52.

Second Electric
Located 11′ 9″ from the plaster line and 28′ above the stage. This electric has 10 circuits available, numbered 53 through 64.

Third Electric
Located 20′ 3″ from the plaster line and 28′ above the stage. This electric has 10 circuits available, numbered 65 through 76.

Fourth Electric
Located 29′ 9″ from the plaster line and 28′ above the stage. This electric has 15 circuits available, numbered 77 through 92.

Cyclorama Lighting:
The fourth electrics are used to light the cyclorama at the back of the stage.

Floor Pockets or Boxes:
There are eight floor pockets or boxes in the stage floor. Three at stage left and three at stage right and two upstage in front of cyc. The floor pockets are located between the legs at each side of the stage. Each floor box has space for four three-pin stage connections. Four circuits numbered 93 through 96 are connected to the floor boxes.

The theater is equipped with various lengths of connecting cables for use in connecting lighting instruments to circuits. We have 4 each 60′ Scopex cable with 6 circuit stage pin breakouts for running additional circuits where needed. The type of connector used is the three-pin stage connector.

Roscolux Color Gels
The theater has a wide selection of gels available for use in lighting a particular event – depending upon the requirements. Also carry some GAM & Lee colors.

Fog Machine
The theater owns a High End F-100 water-based fogger with both thick and mist types of fog in supply, and a LeMaitre water-based hazer. The theater also owns a 30-gallon dry ice fogger with remote drop.

XII. Sound System

The house sound system is composed of three separate speaker systems.

  1. Four boxes each of four-way EAW 850’s and four boxes each of EAW 850 subs. QSC powered with an EAW 800i processor.
  2. Flying cluster speakers are a new Renkus-Heinz Trap 40/7 cluster consisting of four 2-way bi-amped enclosures suspended above stage thrust. This system is on time delay.
  3. Back-of-the-house speakers are 225 wt/side, 2-way passive crossover with four each, 12″ and horn. These are flown approximately 25′ above rows “N” and “O” and are also on time delay.

All three systems have their own 1/3 octave EQ and are capable of producing 104+ db at a majority of positions throughout the entire house. EQ’s for house system are Ashley Protea Digital EQ’s.

*We also have available four each EAW JF80’s that may be used for front fill/near field.

Mix consoles

1- Yamaha DM-2000 digital consol expanded to 40 preamp inputs & 8 line imputs.

2- Allen Heath GL-4 sound board – 32 channel input, 8 subgroup, 3 channel output and 10 auxiliaries.

We also have a number of small portable mixer/amp/speaker combinations.

  • A removable deck (78″ x 48″) is available for placement of larger consoles and will support Yamaha PM Series Consoles and others of similar size and weight.
  • We also have access to sound contractors when technical riders require more than the house systems will support.

XIII. Electrical

Download PDF of Electric/Lighting System Plot (~32k)

  1. There are two 100-amp, 3-phase outlets located stage left and stage right. These are commonly used for AC supply to sound system distribution boxes. Bare wire “tails” are required for wiring into the theater’s connectors.
    *The theater’s distro is wired for single-phase and has six 20-amp outlets, if production is not carrying a distro.
  2. A 400 amp, 3-phase is located at the stage right wall between the loading dock door and the back stage room.

Any questions regarding the sound system or other technical information should be directed to our technical director, Steve Ayola, at the Ragland Business Office at 541.884.0651 or at home 541.884.5871. If you require immediate contact or contact after business hours, you may request Steve’s current cell phone number.

XIV. Pianos

A 9′ Steinway “D” concert grand piano with an ebony finish is on permanent loan to the theater from the Klamath Community Concert Association. The piano is stored in a special “garage” located in the offstage right area.

Other pianos:
Two upright pianos in good condition are located in the orchestra pit. The theater also owns two movable pianos – a baby grand and a console upright. We also have a Kurzweil PC88 digital piano.

Wireless Microphones

The theater owns 20 stations of Shure ULX wirelesses in the 50 mhz range with 20 beltpack lavalier mics & 1/4″ connectors. There are 4 Shure SM58 handheld mics which may be substituted for any of the four belt pack transmitters.

Some of our headliners over the past 25 years…

  • Garth Brooks
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Vicki Lawrence
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Merle Haggard
  • Ten Tenors
  • Pat Benatar
  • Veggie Tales Live on Stage
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • Clint Black
  • Second City
  • George Winston
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Sara Evans
  • Charlie Daniels Band
  • Curtis Salgado
  • Straight No Chaser
  • Harlem Gospel Choir
  • and more!

Touring shows from…

  • Montana and Seattle Repertory Theaters
  • Portland and San Francisco Operas
  • Omaha and Missoula Children’s Theaters
  • New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
  • and more!