Open Auditions for Wizard of Oz at the Ross Ragland Theater

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Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Ross Ragland Theater invites Basin actors, singers and dancers to join them as they present this summer’s community production of Wizard of Oz – which opens August 3, 2018.

Auditions will be held at the Ross Ragland Theater Cultural Center on Friday, June 1 from 6PM- 7:30 for kids ages 6-12 and 7:30pm – 9pm for adults (vocal auditions). Saturday June 2 from 9am- 1pm is open to everyone, come prepared to move (dance auditions and acting scenes) and 5pm-7pm to accommodate high schools students who couldn’t attend the morning auditions due to SAT’s. Callback list will be posted by 3pm on Saturday (evening auditions will be told in person) Sunday June 3 from 1pm-4pm for call backs and select auditions.

Prospective cast members wishing to audition should come ready to learn.  Audition songs, dances and scenes will be taught/given to auditioners.  Friday’s focus will be vocal auditions; Saturday’s audition will be dancing as well as scenes and Sunday will be callbacks.

Rehearsals will begin June 4 and run Monday-Thursday with some Fridays and weekends as needed.  There are six performances starting Friday, August 3, 2018 and ending Sunday, August 12, 2018.

“We are very proud to be sponsors of this year’s community production,” said iQor Site Director Larry Jones “I’m excited to see local talent transform us to the magical world of Oz”

Directing the show is Mazama High School Chorale teacher Caresse Robertson, who returns to Klamath Falls and the Ross Ragland stage after several years’ hiatus. "Wizard of Oz is a wonderful musical full of vivid characters and a journey that helps remind us to find within ourselves those strengths that can carry us through any difficult time; brains, heart courage...  I remember seeing the Ross Ragland's production years ago and falling love with the characters and the story. I want to breathe new life into this fantastical story and create something great for the Klamath Community," stated Robertson

“Caresse is an incredible addition to the Ragland creative team,” says Mark McCrary, Ragland Executive Director “ she has a delightful vision for this show and we are excited to be working with her in this capacity”

The 2017-18 performance season is sponsored by KLAD, Big 98.5, Sunny 107, The Eagle, Forward Vision Media, Herald and News, Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts. This show is sponsored by Fred Meyer, iQor & Nancy Wendt.

The Ross Ragland Theater’s mission is to provide high-quality performing arts and educational experiences that enhance community life in the Klamath Basin.  The Ross Ragland Theater is located at 218 North 7th Street in Klamath Falls. Telephone 541-884-LIVE (5483) for ticket information and reservations or visit the theater’s website at to purchase tickets online and learn more about the theater. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two hours prior to show time the day of any weekend show.

Press release provided from the Ross Ragland Theater.