Klamath Falls, Ore. – Tickets are now on sale for the 30th anniversary season of the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls.
The Ragland season was unveiled Wednesday night following a sneak preview of the upcoming community production of ‘The Addams Family’.
The season opens with a major country star.
“We are so excited to present Mark Chesnutt as our big country act this year.” Notes the Ragland’s Terra Russo. “It’s our 30th anniversary, we’re very excited to have him here in town.”
The upcoming season promises a mix of old and new, including:
Petty Fever – Tom Petty Tribute
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Mile Twelve – Bluegrass
The Nutcracker – Eugene Ballet
Klamath Chorale – Christmas Around the World
The Coats – Holiday Show
Karaoke Sing Off – Benefit Fundraiser
Timberland Express – Big Band
Queen Nation – Queen Tribute
Golden Dragon Acrobats
18th Annual Red Tie Romp
Rambling House – St. Patrick’s Day
Arcis Saxophone Quartet
Young Musicians of Excellence
Space Oddity – David Bowie Tribute
Dancing with your Klamath Stars
Sarah Hagen – Pianist
U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West
Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
My Fair Lady – Community Production
Plus, there’s more on the ‘Second Stage’ series, and The Ragland Digital Experience Bigscreen
As Russo sums up the season: ‘We’re awesome’.
You’ll find a season lineup and ticket information here: 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.