The Loft Stage at East Ridge, a 938 seat state of the art facility, is home to East Ridge High School Band, 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 Into the Woods, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!
Spotlight Showcase 2014
The Lofties brought down the house on Sunday, June 8th at the Spotlight Showcase at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Katherine Spicuzza, Naomi Ridley and Brendan Finn rocked the house as part of the Outstanding performances medley and Maggie Eckberg and Garrett Hildebrandt made us proud with the Honorable Mention winners.
Our Outstanding Orchestra was well represented by Donovan Miller, Isabella Wurm, John Frieberg, Haley Martin and Emily Rau. Our final award of the evening came with the announcement that East Ridge was granted our fourth Community Engagement award!
Naomi Ridley made us so proud with two nights of outstanding performances as she shined in the Triple Threat competition! What an incredible two nights of celebration for East Ridge and the Loft Stage!
HTT Honors Naomi Ridley as a Spotlight Triple Threat
For the second year in a row, Naomi Ridley has been recognized by the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Awards as a Top 12 finalist for their Triple Threat Award. Naomi shined on the Orpheum stage in 2013 and has been invited back for a second attempt to win a trip to New York City filled with amazing opportunities to grow in her chosen profession. Naomi will perform at the June 8 and 9 Spotlight Showcase at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased through Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Katherine Spicuzza, MN Scholar of Distinction
Katherine Spicuzza has been announced as a MN Scholar of Distinction in the Theater Arts. Katherine is a senior at East Ridge who has been an active leader in theater program for the last four years. For the award, Katherine completed many hours of academic theater work including character analysis, play analysis and research journals. In addition to recommendations from theater staff, Katherine also performed an extensive audition and completed a personal interview before final selections were made.
The Loft Stage congratulates Katherine as she heads off to the University of Minnesota in the fall!
Summer Theater at the Loft- Grades 6-9
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. Summer Camp Register today for morning or afternoon sessions August 4-8.