Coming Fall 2014!

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 Into the Woods, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!

Congratulations!

to the cast, crew and orchestra of AIDA for receiving 15 Hennepin Theatre Trust SpotLight Awards including a Community Engagement Award, Outstanding Orchestra, Outstanding Overall Performance and Outstanding Overall Production awards.
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 Into the Woods, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!

Sep 19th

2014

WCT’s The Hollow Opens Friday!

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Agatha Christie’s, The Hollow opens on Friday, September 19th in the Black Box theater at East Ridge. The show is directed by our own Marcie Berglund and will be performed over the next two weekends. Log onto www.merrillartscenter.org. Save $3.00 per student ticket by using the code HSBOOSTERS on the first screen in the lower right corner when you select your number of tickets.

Sep 17th

2014

Parent Meeting Presentation

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If you were unable to attend the parent meeting last night, please review the presentation below and contact Amanda, Francine or Jimmy with any questions.

Parent Meeting

Sep 11th

2014

Tech Meeting Presentation

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If you were unable to attend the meeting or would like to review the presentation, you can download it via the link below. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jimmy at jstocco@theloftstage.org.

Tech Meeting Presentation

Sep 9th

2014

Into the Woods Cast

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Thank you to everyone who auditioned. This was a truly exceptional round of auditions making our decisions very difficult. For those of you who are not on this list, PLEASE continue to work on your singing, acting and dancing and join us next year. Our winter show, Almost, Maine and our spring show The Crucible will also have large casts and we invite you to come out for those shows as well. Finally, please consider participating in our crew for Into the Woods. Our crew meeting is Thursday, September 11 at 3:15pm in the choir room. Please come and learn how you can be a part of what promises to be an outstanding production. Students in the cast should plan to meet on Thursday, September 11th at 3:15pm.

Aug 15th

2014

Into the Woods 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 19th. 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:

  1. Fill out the audition form and conflict calendar (with parent signature) BEFORE auditions.
  2. Sign up on the Loft door for a vocal/acting audition during one of the following times:
    • Thursday, September 4 at 3:15 pm
    • Friday, September 5 at 3:15 pm
  3. 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 are encouraged to sing something in the style of Into the Woods. 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).
  4. Audition cuttings, including the vocal piece can be found below!

 

Technical Information

Students interested in participating on the tech crew for Into the Woods should complete the technical information form, which can be downloaded below. This form should be brought with you to the tech meeting on Thursday, September 11th after school in the choir room. If you are unable to make the tech meeting, please email the form to Jimmy at jstocco@theloftstage.org.

 

Pit Orchestra Information

Students interested in participating in the pit orchestra for Into the Woods should complete the pit orchestra information form, which can be downloaded below. After reviewing the schedule and confirming your availability for all rehearsals and performances, please return the pit orchestra information form to the ERHS Band Office on or before the first audition day on September 3rd.

 

Purchase a T-Shirt

A limited number of t-shirts have been purchased and will be available for sale to those who are walking in the Woodbury Days and Homecoming parades. Online t-shirt orders are due before September 19th and will be available for pickup a couple weeks later. Please do not order a t-shirt online if you are planning to purchase one before one of the parades.
Purchase an Into the Woods T-Shirt Online

 

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

Audition Poster
Audition Application Form
Into the Woods Scene Cuttings
Into the Woods Vocal Cuttings
Baker Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Bakers Wife Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Cinderella Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Jack Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Little Red Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Prince call-back Vocal Cuttings
Witch call-back Vocal Cuttings
Technical Information Form
Pit Orchestra Information Form

Jun 17th

2014

Spotlight Showcase 2014

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Lofties brought down the house!

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

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!

Aida passion was felt throughout the entire audience as every cast member left it on the stage.

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