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!
NOVEMBER 6TH - 15TH Fiddler on the Roof

The Loft Stage proudly presents Fiddler on the Roof, set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and install them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Dec 1st


Alumni Fall Newsletter

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Fall 2015 Alumni Newsletter

2nd Annual Alumni Cabaret!

This year’s Alumni Cabaret will be happening on December 26th 2015 at 6:00pm!  Like last year, the show will be a revue/cabaret showcasing the music and talents of former Lofties.  If you are interested in performing and have an idea of what you would like to do, please contact Alex Berger at aberger@theloftstage.org for more details. We will be rehearsing during the day and it is sure to be a great time!  Even if you are unable to perform, we hope that you can join us that evening.

Grads and Grown-ups Volunteer Appreciation!
Immediately following the Alumni Cabaret, the boosters will be hosting a volunteer appreciation reception for grads and other adults who have volunteered with our program. More details later but plan to join us for a chance to say thanks for your continued contributions to the program.

Thanks for Your Support!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the program at this month’s performances of Fiddler on the Roof!  We had over 30 alumni attend over the two weekends, with many attending multiple times.  It was great to catch up with so many people at the performances!

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas?
The Loft Stage store has you covered! From t-shirts and memorabilia from past shows to Loft Stage jackets and blankets, there are tons of great things to choose from.  Be sure to order by Friday, November 27th, 2015 to ensure delivery by the holidays!  Order now at: http://store.theloftstage.org/

An Evening with Shakespeare!

This year, the Loft Stage’s winter play features “An Evening with Shakespeare.”  They will be putting on abridged versions of two of Shakespeare’s classic comedies, The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night.  One of these plays will be enter into the MSHSL one-act play competition.  Performances will take place on February 6-7. Feel free to stop in the shop throughout January to help out!

Introducing the Alumni Board!

The Loft Stage has implemented an alumni board this year, which features former Lofties from many of East Ridge’s graduating classes.  The Board President is Alex Berger and the members include Kajsa Jones (2011), Joe Johnson (2012), Ben Gotz (2012), Katherine Spicuzza (2014), Ryan Richardson (2014), Abby Winston (2015), and Anna Reimann (2015).

Our goal is to maintain the connection between The Loft Stage and all of our wonderful alumni through the newsletter, annual cabaret, and other social events.  If you have any interest in participating in any way or have any questions about anything related to the Loft Stage, feel free to contact any of us.  We would love to have every graduating class represented, so if you graduated in 2013 and are so inclined, we’d love to have you on board!

Remember to check the Alumni Facebook Page!

The Loft Stage Alumni Facebook page is not only a great place to stay connected (it has been wonderful reading all of the posts lately) but is also a great place for information.  Be sure to check the Facebook page for any upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and much, much more!

We hope to see you all for the Alumni Cabaret on December 26th.

Happy Holidays everyone,

Alex Berger & The Loft Stage Alumni Board

Nov 23rd


Winter Play Auditions

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Auditions for An Evening With Shakespeare will be December 7th and 8th, 4:30 to 6:30, with callbacks on December 9th. We will be producing abridged versions of Shakespeare’s classic comedies, The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night. One of these plays (to be determined), will be entered in the MSHSL one-act play competition. We are looking to cast an ensemble of about 25 total students between the two shows. If students are only interested in being considered for one of the pieces, they should indicate so on their audition form.

Students should prepare a monologue or elect one of the monologues below for their audition.  All students should review the monologues posted below.  Below, we have provided links to the Sparknotes translations of the monologues. Students will be reading from the LEFT side of the Sparknotes text, the right side being a modern-day translation to help with meaning and clarity. Hard copies of the monologues will be provided at the auditions.

Please register in advance for an audition time. Students should also bring their personal and family calendar with them to the audition. Sign-up

We hope to see you on December 7th and 8th~

Adriana, Act II, Scene 2 (“Ay, ay, Antipholus…”)
Sparknotes Translation: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/errors/page_40.html

Egeon, Act I, Scene 1 (“A heavier task…”)
Sparknotes Translation: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/errors/page_4.html

Viola, Act II, Scene 2 (“I left no ring with her….”)
Sparknotes Translation: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/twelfthnight/page_64.html

Olivia – Act I, Scene 5 (“What is your parentage?…”)
Sparknotes Translation: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/twelfthnight/page_56.html

Orsino – Act I, Scene 1 (“If music be the food of love….”)
Sparknotes Translation: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/twelfthnight/page_2.html

Nov 12th


The Final Weekend of Fiddler on the Roof!

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Nov 4th


Fiddler on the Roof Opens Friday!

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Oct 2nd


Maggie Eckberg Stars in Commercial

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Field Technique Films came to the Loft to film a portion of a Coca-Cola commercial staring East Ridge Junior, Maggie Eckberg. The film took fifth place at the Cannes Lions Festival. Congratulations to Maggie on her great work!

Coca Cola – We Got In Our Coca Cola spot got 5th place for the Cannes Lions Festival!

Posted by Field Technique Films on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 30th


Feed My Starving Children

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The 2015-2016 Community Outreach will kick-off next weekend as Lofties participate in Feed My Starving Children right here in Woodbury at Bielenberg Sports Complex on Friday, October 9th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Interested students, alumni and parents are invited to sign-up with the following steps:

1. Click the link: FMSC

2. Click “Join a Group”

3. Find group: “Loft Stage”

4. Join and complete the requested information!

Finally, join us on Friday, October 9th from 6:00pm-8:00pm and make a difference for refugees around the world!

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