Welcome to The Loft Stage

The Loft Stage at East Ridge, a 938 seat state of the art facility, is home to East Ridge High School Band, Orchestra, Choir and Theater as well as the primary venue for Woodbury Community Theater, East Metro Symphony Orchestra and many of our community's best fine arts events. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out Fiddler on the Roof, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!
WELCOME TO THE LOFT STAGE

The Loft Stage at East Ridge, a 938 seat state of the art facility, is home to East Ridge High School Band, Orchestra, Choir and Theater as well as the primary
venue for Woodbury Community Theater, East Metro Symphony Orchestra and many of our community's best fine arts events. If you have not yet visited
the Loft, check out Fiddler on the Roof, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!

Aug 21st

2015

Fiddler on the Roof Student Information

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Registration

Those who are going to participate in the fall musical need to complete their registration by Friday, September 18th. We encourage everyone to fill out their registration early.
Fall Musical Registration (cast, crew and orchestra)

 

Audition Information

Students should complete the following steps before auditions:

  • Fill out the audition information and conflict calendar BEFORE auditions.
  • Sign up on the same link for a vocal/acting audition during one of the following times:
    • Monday, September 14 at 3:15 pm
    • Wednesday, September 16 at 4:15 pm
  • Students can prepare a vocal audition piece of their choosing or sing a song from the show that the vocal director will select and teach to the whole group. Audition pieces should have an MP3 or CD accompaniment as there will be no accompanist present for auditions and should consist of at least 32 bars. Students can sing anything from their repertoire but a pop song is not recommended. Students are encouraged to sing the staff-selected piece if they have not prepared a song in advance (don’t throw it together last minute).
  • Audition cuttings, including the vocal piece can be found below!
  • Students will also sign up for a dance audition during one of the following times:
    • Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00pm
    • Wednesday, September 16 at 3:15pm

Technical Information

Students interested in participating on the tech crew for Fiddler on the Roof should complete the online technical information form. The first tech meeting is on Friday, September 18th after school in the choir room. If you are unable to make the tech meeting, please make sure you fill out the technical information form after reviewing the tech meeting presentation, which will be posted online immediately following the tech meeting.

 

Order a Make-Up Kit

Make-Up kits are available for purchase for those that don’t already have one. All cast members should have their own make-up kit matched to their skin tone. If you don’t know what kit color you need, please see Ms. Verschaetse for assistance.
Order a Make-Up Kit

 

Download Files

Fiddler Scene Cuttings
Fiddler Vocal Cutting
Facebook Cover Photo

Aug 17th

2015

Loftie Team for Habitat for Humanity

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Loftie students, parents and alumni will join together to help build Madison’s Place, a fully accessible playground right here in Woodbury. If you are interested in joining the team that will work for Habitat for Humanity on September 19th, please click the following link and join us! LOFTIE TEAM

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More information on this project:

Build an Accessible Playground

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Help Build Community in Woodbury!

The City of Woodbury,The Madison Claire Foundation, and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity are partnering to build a fully accesible playground in Woodbury.  We need volunteers to help build this playground!

The Madison Claire Foundation has partnered with business and community leaders to buildMadison’s Place, the Twin Cities’ East Metro’s first completely handicapped accessible, “inclusive playground” where children with and without disabilities can play together side by side to foster friendships, understanding, and acceptance.  Madison’s Place will be a destination park that was the vision of the foundation.

  • Volunteers will be working under the direction of Flagship Recreation to build the playground.
  • Snacks, water, safety equipment, and tools will be provided.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting torn or stained. Sturdy, closed heel/toe shoes are required.

Youth Guidelines:

  • Youth ages 14 and up are invited to build with us.
  • All youth under 18 must be supervised by an adult who is at least 21 years of age.
  • There must be one adult supervisor per four youth out onsite.

Jul 30th

2015

Merrill Community Arts Center Workshop Opportunities for Students

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August Arts Opportunities for Youth
Shine bright with us in these great arts opportunities for youth!

Improv Workshop!

Workshop: August 18-20, 2015 – 9am to 12pm each day

Performance: August 20, 2015 – 7pm

Age: 8th-12th grade

Cost: $100

Learn the basic art of improvisation from two college improv troupes! Discover the power of “Yes and,” listening and spontaneity. Gain performance experience. Learn the secrets of a classic performance technique! Open to those who have completed 8th-12th grades. Workshop and performance will take place at The Black Box at East Ridge High School. Co-Leaders: Ben Gotz & Kajsa Jones

Filmmaking & Video Production Career Immersion – FREE!!

Event: August 10-11, 2015 – 9am to 8pm each day

Age: Current high school sophomores, juniors or seniors

Registration Deadline: August 7, 2015

Cost: FREE

In partnership with Century College – for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. It’s a Film Race to make a music video from start to finish. Hands-on, creative and fun! Cameras, storyboard drawings, lights, Final Cut Pro X digital workflow, and great food. Includes dinner each day and world premiere of your completed music videos! 

Jun 26th

2015

Loft Theater Camp

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Summer Theater at the Loft Stage

Join the staff of East Ridge Theater  Department in exploring the world of theater on the Loft Stage. Students will choose from workshops on acting, singing, dancing, scene painting, improvisation, technical theater and so much more. Workshops are intended for students who are new to the theatrical arts as well as those with lots of experience. So come and join us for a wonderful week of theater! A T-shirt is included in camp fee. Please note size on your registration.

There are two sections August 3rd-7th. Morning session is from 9:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon session is from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

May 8th

2015

MN Scholars of Distinction!

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Scholars of DistinctionAnna Reimann and Garrett Hildebrandt were selected as Minnesota Scholars of Distinction by the Minnesota Department of Education. Pictured above with their scene partners Samantha Wynn and Tony May, these talented Lofties will be honored in a ceremony on May 16th at the Perpich Center for the Arts in Golden Valley.

Garrett has been selected to perform at the ceremony, the second time in two years that an East Ridge student has been selected for this singular honor.

Congratulations Anna and Garrett on your hard work and outstanding achievement!

Apr 27th

2015

Spotlight Event with Laura Osnes

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Laura Osnes & Friends Masterclass! We are very excited to offer to you and your students an amazing night of Musical Theatre workshops led by Laura Osnes and a group of her esteemed actor friends from the Twin Cities. The night, hosted by Hill Murray School, will include a panel Q & A and breakout sessions including Acting a song, Dancing with a partner, Monologue Tips, Vocal strategies, etc. The team of guest artists includes Laura, Tony Vierling, Sally Wingert, Danny McHugh, and more. Please register for this FREE SpotLight workshop. I hope you encourage your students to take advantage of this exciting educational opportunity. We believe this will be a night to inspire and challenge you and your students.
**The Masterclass is May 11th from 6-8:30pm. More info on the night and the guest teaching artists can be found on our registration page. Here: http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/forms/laura-and-friends-spotlight-masterclass

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