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Youth Education and Outreach Programs at the Ross Ragland Theater this Season!

The long summer nights are becoming shorter, the streets are filled with colorful backpacks and giddy laughter and parents are gearing up for another new school year!

The Ross Ragland Theater is quickly approaching our new season. Our Education Director, Sam Burris can’t wait to jump into our Youth Education and Outreach programs this year. “The Youth Theater camps, After School classes and Teen programs are awesome this season. Children and teens are encouraged to give theater a try. It’s wonderful to see young people blossom creatively.”

The theater has long provided a plethora of youth education programs over the years. This 30th Anniversary Season Burris is focused on imagination and building self-confidence. “They stand a little taller after their first time performing on the Ragland stage. They are so proud of themselves,” said Burris. The Youth Education and Outreach programs run throughout the season. For sign-up information please contact Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org

*Upcoming programs are detailed below.

YOUNG AUDIENCE MATINEES

Our 2019-2020 Season of fantastic SCHOOL DAY MATINEES for students and classrooms is here!

The Young audience program offers a unique and highly-affordable professional theater experience available for school-age youth. The RRT brings in professional touring groups/individuals for school day performances up to six times a year. Tickets are $3.50 for students, chaperones, and teachers, and are available to all public, private and home schools. Performances range in variety from interactive science and history shows to spectacle shows with exotic acrobats and all range of Musical Theater performances in-between. The eclectic blend of programming keeps young audiences interested and engaged. For more information email Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org or visit http://rrtheater.org/young-audience-matinees/

Storybook Theater
Magic Tree House Adventures, Grades K-3
Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm / Sept 17- Nov 12 Instructor: Amber Burger
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Help bring the stories of the Magic Tree House to life on the stage. Have fun with one of the best storybooks around. Students get to learn and perform a wonderful play. Will learn the basics of acting and scene work and perform in a showcase with costumes.

*Showcase will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019
For more information email Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org or visit www.rrtheater.org

Scenes from a Book
Tales from Harry Potter, Grades 3-8
Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15 pm / Sept 17- Nov 12
Instructor: Amber Burger
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50
Check out this class exploring scenes from the stories of Harry Potter and Hogwarts School of magic.
We will explore the subtleties of various adventures that will culminate in a showcase of scenes.

*Showcase will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019
For more information email Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org or visit www.rrtheater.org

Musical Theater
Musical Theater – Magic Tree House, Grades K-3
Wednesday’s 4 – 5pm / Sept 18- Nov 12
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50
This offers students adventures with the Magic Tree House in musical theater. The students will learn music and dances created from stories from this magical book and become musical theater. They will then practice them to perform these numbers with costumes at the final showcase. The camp focuses on voice development, stage directions, and presence while performing.

*Showcase will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019
For more information email Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org or visit www.rrtheater.org

Musical Theater II:
Harry Potter Musical Adventures, Grades 3-8
Wednesday’s 5:15 – 6:15 pm / Sept 18- Nov 12
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50
Take a journey through the Adventures of Harry Potter with music and choreography. Kids will get to sing and dance to the music from this new Musical and present in a showcase with costumes. The camp focuses on voice development, stage directions, and presence while performing.

*Showcase will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019
For more information email Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org or visit www.rrtheater.org

New Teen Theater Program
Production: The Princess and the Pirates.
Director: Youth StARTS Artist- Amber Burger
Performances: January 16, 17 & 18th, 2020
*Students will have to miss one day of school for the matinees on January 16th, 2020 to perform for all the
elementary schools in the Basin.
This is a great opportunity for High School teens to Audition and get experience in performing for a large audience, a Stipend will be paid to each student, with no heavy time commitments until last 2 weeks before the show. We are looking for 15 students this year. This pilot program last year was such a success, we are continuing into this year’s season of 2019-2020.

“Margaret would rather play video games than do her homework, so her Poppa tells her the story of Princess Margaret, whose family is kidnapped by pirates. The only way for her to save them is to use the Pythagorean Theorem to help the mermaids find the pirate ship, but did she pay enough attention when her tutor, Professor
Archimedes, was trying to teach it to her? The Princess and the Pirates is a comic homage to the classic
movie, The Princess Bride, but with a purpose: to remind children that there are real-life applications for math.”
Auditions will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 4-6 pm
This play will be performed by Local Teens for the Klamath Basin elementary students, seniors in the Basin and performance for the public.

*RRT will have a list of all the rehearsal dates and important information on the try-out day. All students and parents will have to agree and sign a contract of what is expected of everyone enlisted in the program. For more information email Sam Burris at education@rrtheater.org or visit www.rrtheater.org

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