• Apr 5th


    Author By Maggie

    LoftPAC Meeting Minutes~April

    Thespian Points: All Thespian point sheets should be completed as soon as possible so we can tally up total points for the end of the year. If you would like to add more points to your sheet, see Mrs.Hestwood.

    Lettering Forms: If you are interested in lettering in theatre this year, pick up a form outside of Mrs.Hestwood’s office. Forms are due April 15th.

    Pics/Videos for Banquet: Cali needs your pictures from various Loftie events/shows this year ASAP! Send any photos that you have to All photos are due by April 15th.

    Registration for the Spring Play: If you have not registered for the spring play, it is now LATE. Get that in ASAP!!

    Registration for Relay for Life: If you would like to be apart of the Loftie Relay for Life team, registration is due April 15th. The information to register is online at under the LoftPAC tab. If you have an questions, contact

    Spotlight Rehearsals: The rehearsal calendar for the Spotlight “Fiddler on the Roof” medley is now posted on the Loft Stage website. Check it out!

    Spring Play Ushers: We need ushers for the spring play! If you are available, see Mrs.Hestwood.



  • Mar 7th


    Author By Maggie

    LoftPAC Meeting Minutes~March

    Thespian Induction Fee~ If you received a card notifying you that you are to be inducted into the International Thespian Society, the deadline to pay the induction fee is this Thursday, March 10th. Please get your money in ASAP.

    Triple Threat~The window to submit Triple Threat Auditions for Spotlight closes 4/25. All the information for how to submit an audition and the requirements are on the Spotlight Website.

    London 2017~ There will be another meeting for those planning to attend London in 2017. The date and time is to be decided. Stay tuned!

    Ivey Awards Tech Workshops~All throughout the month of March, the Ivey Awards are hosting tech workshops for high school students. All of the workshop opportunities can be found on the Ivey Awards website. If you are interested in attending one, please see Ms.Hestwood.

    “Theatre Thursdays”~March is “Theatre in the Schools” month and to celebrate we are going to wear our Loft/Theatre gear every Thursday during the month of March. Show your love for theatre!

    Laura Osnes and Friends Workshop~ On March 15th, Spotlight will be holding a workshop for high school students with their spokesperson, Laura Osnes. If you are interested in participating, see Brendan Finn or Ms.Hestwood.

    Thespians/Spotlight Meeting~On March 16th, we will be holding a parent/student meeting for anybody who would like to learn more about MN Thespians and Spotlight. Freshmen parents and students are highly encouraged to attend. In addition, if you are interested in attending the International Thespian Festival in June, please try to attend this meeting.

    Spotlight Tickets~ Tickets for the Spotlight Showcase on June 13th go on sale on March 18th. This will be a very quick turnaround due to the fact that we would like to get seats all together. More information will come very soon in terms of pricing. Please be ready to order!

    Spotlight Orchestra~On March 18th, the auditions for the Spotlight Orchestra will close. If you are still interested, see Isabella Wurm.

    Spring Play Tech Meeting~If you are interested in doing tech for the spring play, please attend the tech meeting on March 21st.

    Spring Play Meeting~ There will be an informational meeting for all of the students and their parents participating in the spring play. It is very important that students attend with their parents, or if their parent cannot be there, the student should attend. This will be a very important meeting, so please put it in your calendars!

    Next Year’s LoftPAC Officers~ Are you interested in being a LoftPAC officer for next year? If so, please fill out the google form that was sent out via text and Facebook. The deadline to turn in the form is March 14th.

    Spotlight Showcase~ East Ridge will be performing at the Spotlight Showcase on June 13th!

    Spotlight Doodle~ If you were in the cast of Fiddler on the Roof, please fill out the Doodle Form that was sent out via text and Facebook ASAP!!! We need to get a headcount of who is planning to participate.

    Theatre Banquet~ We will be having our annual LoftPAC Theatre Banquet on May 25th! Mark your calendars!

    Pictures~ We need your pictures for the end of the year slideshow. If you took any pictures from either LoftPAC events, shows, or general Loftie shenanigans, send them to

    Relay For Life~ We are having a Loftie Relay for Life team this year in honor of former Loftie, Bridget Olsen. If you are interested in participating, sign up on the website under “Bridget’s Lofties”. If you have any questions, talk to Isabella Wurm.








  • Mar 4th


    Author By Director

    Loft Stage Team for Relay for Life

    This year LoftPAC is starting a team for the South Washington County Relay for Life event! 

    This team is for Bridget Olson, an aluma of our theatre program, and a cancer survivor. 

    For those of you unfamiliar with Relay for Life, it’s an event that happens multiple times in various states and cities that raises money for the American Cancer Society. The event we’re participating in will be here at East Ridge High school on June 10th from 6pm to 6am. (Yes, it’s over night although it’s up to you on how long you’re able to stay.) There’s multiple teams participating, fundraising and donating to help find a cure to cancer. On the night of Relay, all of the teams have tents lining the track and have something to sell or do to raise money that night. Once we have assembled a team we can work together to come up with ideas for our teams fundraising! 🙂 When at relay when not at our tent, we will walk the track, attend opening and closing ceremonies, help light the luminary bags, and have a great time for a great cause. 

    Here’s how to join our team: 

    • Go to the website 
    • Click on ‘find an event’
    • Search for Woodbury and then click ‘sign up’ under ‘Relay for Life South Washington County -Woodbury, MN’
    • You will have to create an account if you don’t already have one (this is super easy)
    • Then register under the team “Bridget’s Lofties”

    It’s up to you on how much you want to fundraise/donate. As of now our team goal is set at $1,000 which is the suggested starting goal. This is subject to change as we start to develop our team.

    I’d like to encourage you and your family members to join our relay team and participate in this event as its for such a wonderful cause that is very close to home for many of us.  

    Isabella Wurm-LoftPAC Community Outeach Officer

  • Mar 1st


    Author By Director

    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Fieldtrip


    LoftPAC is taking a field trip to Chanhassen on March 24th to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Please fill out the attached form and bring it in no later than March 10th. Only 40 tickets available so get yours today!      BandB Form

  • Jan 21st


    Author By Director

    Spotlight Technicians Masterclass

    When: February 27, 2016

    Two available sessions. Choose one:
    Session I: 9-12:30
    Session II: 1:30-5

    Where: The Orpheum Theatre


    What: Participating Spotlight schools are invited to send their technicians to this first ever Technicians Masterclass led by our Union department heads at The Orpheum Theatre. The Masterclass is free of cost to Spotlight schools but space is limited so sign up today.

    Workshop Descriptions. Students will attend 3 workshops through their session based on preferences and availability.

    Tour with Dave Marietta, Engineer and Theatre Operations Manager for the Orpheum

    • Explore the Orpheum and discuss what management goes into making a touring show operate in a theatre like ours.


    • A hands on experiences hanging and focusing lights on the Orpheum stage, see what it takes to light up a stage of this size.

    Spot Operator

    • Head on up to the Spot booth and learn about the equipment and test your steady hand at focusing and following.

    Sound Designer

    • Learn what it takes to build and design a professional show. Take your turn at the board and test your ear.

    Lead Carpenter

    • Understand what it takes to be a part of a much larger team, hear stories, and band together for a hands on experience of hanging legs.

    Fly Systems

    • Take the climb to learn about the inner workings of the gulley. Learn what it takes to master and handle the rail, from below, or above.
  • Jan 21st


    Author By Director

    Spotlight Dance Masterclass

    We have a rare and limited opportunity to offer a Dance Masterclass led by cast members from Newsies. This class will take place on February 11th at the Cowles Center. This is open to any of our Spotlight kids but is available on a first come, first serve basis. I would encourage you to think about reaching out to a few of your featured dancers and even your male dancers that you want to develop or you think would benefit and enjoy this experience. A variety of technical levels will be accommodated. There is a $5 fee per dancer for the class. As always, if cost is an issue just let us know and we can provide scholarships if need be. To start out each school will be limited to 10 students. If there are available spots we will reach back out. Students should sign up individually so feel free to share the link for their registration with your students reminding them that space is limited!


    Along with this amazing opportunity we have access to a few education-priced tickets. These tickets are $52 and include pizza following the masterclass. With the entire run practically sold out, this is a great opportunity. When you register for the masterclass please check the box if you would like to also attend the show and we will get that purchase information to you. Students attending the workshop will have first crack at the show tickets. If we have any available we will open them up to non-workshop attendees. Keep in mind that we have more space in the workshop than we do tickets for the show so registering quickly is critical. I wish that we could accommodate everyone but Disney runs a pretty tight ship.


    Click on this link for more information and to register for the Masterclass and get on the list for show tickets.

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