For the 2023/24 Season

Exhibition On Screen: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 @ 10AM

Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky is renowned for bringing some of the world’s most important and dazzling art exhibitions onto the big screens of cinemas across the globe. Also famous for his In Search of… classical music documentaries, he has now returned his lens – and microphones – onto the world of classical music with the release of Concerto – A Beethoven Journey.

Filmed over the course of four years, Grabsky and his Seventh Art team followed leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

However, Concerto is more than a portrait of a famous musician on tour; it is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven’s life as revealed by these five masterworks. The relationship between the composer and his world is mirrored by the relationship between the pianist and orchestra in these concertos. The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music.

Exhibition On Screen: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey

Teen Theater Program – Mirror of Most Value

The Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center presents the 2023/24 Teen Theatre Program Production of:

Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play

Grades 6-12

Thursday, January 18, 2024 @12:30 PM


Kamala attempts to boost Ms. Marvel’s fledgling superhero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when building a fandom becomes an obsession, Kamala’s schoolwork and relationships begin to suffer. To become the Jersey City hero of her dreams, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is – imperfections and all.

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Grades 6-12

February 13, 2024

There are many plays about Harriet Tubman, but none share her entire life story like a visit with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman. Leslie McCurdy invokes the ‘spirit’ of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman¹s own. Through it all we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams; the spirit of the past connecting with the present, inspiring her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future.

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Teddy Roosevelt – The Man in the Arena

Teddy Roosevelt – The Man in the Arena

Grades 6-12

May 15, 2024

The Man in the Arena is a celebration of Theodore Roosevelt – the essential American. Owen Wister, who knew him well, called him “the most American American who ever lived!”

He is famous for what was supposedly his favorite saying: “Speak softly and carry a Big Stick!” In fact, his favorite saying was “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” He loved power, and he used power like no president before or since, not even Lincoln in wartime – but always with a profound sense of responsibility. He fought hard for regular people, he held out for high ideals, and he never preached anything he didn’t practice. That was the example he left us with. His courage, his honesty, his character, his energy and his profound vision for America are beacons shining through the ages. At his best, he showed us what we can be at our best and taught us what it means to be Americans. 

Theater Etiquette

The audience plays a key part in the overall theater experience. Each audience member affects those around him or her as well as the performers. Remind your class that everyone will have an especially wonderful time at the performance by remembering their theater manners.

Here is how students can help:

    Remain Seated

    It is important to remain seated throughout the performance.

    Visit Restroom Prior To Seating

    Restroom visits are best made prior to seating.

    No Photography or Recording

    Photography and recording during the performance are not permitted.

    Enjoy The Performance

    Give your full attention and energy to the performers. In return, the performers give it back to you with a better performance.

    No Talking

    Don’t talk during the show unless you are asked.  Sometimes we think that if we whisper, it is okay.  But if everyone in the audience whispers, it can be disruptive to the performers.

    Turn Silent Mode On

    Turn watches, pagers and cell phones to silent.

    Do Not Interrupt

    Do not interrupt performers with comments that may disrupt the performance for others.

    Show Appreciation

    Show the performers your appreciation for their efforts by applauding.

    Your cooperation will ensure a well-focused environment for everyone to enjoy, cherish & remember.