Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Wed, July 18 2012 at 8:25 PM, Updated: Wed, July 18 2012 at 8:34 PM
The Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls has unveiled the lineup for their 24th performing arts season.
Ross Ragland Executive Director Mark McCrary says he's excited about this year's season, "Because it's different. It's new - it's something. There's only one act that we're repeating completely."
The season party featured a preview of the upcoming community performance of 'Footloose'.
The 2012-2013 season at the Ross Ragland Theater features a variety of acts, including:
The Charlie Daniels Band
The U.S. Air Force Band Commanders
Powwow Comedy Jam
The Esquire Jazz Orchestra
Miracle on 34th Street
Ted Vigil as John Denver
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Dan Kucerek and Christine Eggert
The Red Tie Romp
Anna Maria Mendieta
The High School Honors Recital
Pirates of Penzance
A Taste of Klamath
and, Monday Night at the Movies.
Season tickets are on sale now. Individual ticket sales will begin September 4th. You'll find details on the web at: www.rrtheater.org
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.
Lyle's job history is quite colorful. He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.
Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience. "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".
When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.