Spring Play
  • Mar 4th


    Author By Director

    The Crucible Callbacks

    PLEASE check the website on Friday as not all cast members will be called back.

    Click here for call back Sides 150304193405

    End of 6th hour-Christina Ippoliti only 6th hour), and Mark May (until the end)

    3:15pm-Mihad Semir(until approx. 3:40pm), Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (until approx. 3:40pm), Kaylee Cates (until approx 3:40pm), Brandon Thompson (until end) and Tony May (until end)

    3:30pm-Abby Winston (until approx 5:00pm), Samantha Wynn (until approx 5:00pm), Jeric Basillio (until 5:00pm), Mara Jones (until 4:00pm) and Garrett Hildebrandt (until end).

    3:50pm-Erin Foy (until 5:00pm), Lydia Nelson (until end), Grace Ramey(until end), Brenna Masgai (until end), Carl Erikstrup (until end) and Sam Joson (until end)

    4:15pm- Maggie Eckberg (until end), Thomas Sullivan (Until end), Brendan Finn (until end), Halston Greenlay (until end)

    5:00pm-Dylan Degler (until end), Quintin Walker (until end), Adam Behnken (until end), Caroline Kieffer (until end), Jamie Durose (until end), Cali Yee (until end), Amanda Weber(until end), Annika Frazier (until end)


  • Feb 18th


    Author By Director

    The Crucible Audition Information

    Auditions for the spring play, The Crucible, will be held on March 3rd -5th. Please sign-up for an audition time on Monday or Tuesday and prepare one of the monologues from the attachment. The monologue does NOT need to be memorized.

    A callback list will be posted for Thursday’s callback list. Students involved in Solo/Ensemble on Thursday should plan to attend Monday’s audition and communicate your Thursday schedule at that time.

    Audition Application & Information
    Character Descriptions and Monologues
    Audition Application Form

    Tech Crew Information & Forms
    Technical Information Form
    Technical Interest Form

  • Jun 5th


    Author By Administrator

    The Glass Slipper DVD

    Purchase the entire performance of The Glass Slipper on DVD by visiting The Loft Store.

  • May 30th


    Author By Cindy

    The State of the Loft: Q & A with Amanda Hestwood


    Amanda Hestwood has a clear vision for the Loft Stage.  And a thing for bongo-playing monkeys.

    Q:  The Loft Stage has been in operation now for five years.  As it’s theater director, what is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?

    H: Nothing worth it comes easy. I know that sounds cliché but I tend to forget how hard it can be until I am in the thick of it. Directing can be a little like childbirth; I tend to forget how hard it can be because the joy of watching kids create magic is so powerful. The payoff is so worth the challenges.

    Q:  If you could travel back in time, what would you have done differently?

    H: As lucky as we are to have the amazing space that we do, I would take what I know now about the theater space itself and try to influence some of the building decisions. We have spent a lot of time and money fixing problems or purchasing equipment that should have been here day one. A fly system that goes all the way out would be nice.

    Q:  What has been the most surprising thing about your job?

    H: My son pointed out the answer to this question. People in the community know the Loft Stage and I am constantly having those really sweet moments when someone finds out I work at East Ridge and talks about what we do with such reverence and community pride. I think my parents understood how influential my job can be when a Loftie grandparent approached us while we were out to dinner. To this day, I don’t know whose grandma it was.

    Q:  What has been the hardest thing?  The most gratifying?

    H: Personally, I am an extrovert so much of my energy comes from the energy of others. Fortunately, and unfortunately, the people I spend most of my time with are students. When their energy is good, I am like a charged battery. When things are not so good, I can be in desperate need of a jumpstart.

    Q:  Thinking about the next five years, what changes would you like to see for the Loft Stage?

    H: Growth and opportunity.

    Q:  What would you need to fulfill this vision?

    H: Good question. Continued support and communication from parents willing to show that the three high schools can meet the needs of their students in different ways.

    Q:  How important are volunteers to staging a successful show?

    H: Without our volunteers we could not be the program that we are, period. It takes more hands and a willingness to give up your time for kids to have a student-centered program. If I had a magic wand, I would take the fear away from parents who think they don’t have the skills to help us in the scene and costume shops. Just show up ready to work with kids. We will do the rest.

    Q:  What kind of student experience do you hope for?  What are some of the obstacles to a successful student experience and what changes are needed?

    H: A good one. Each student’s experience is unique and as much as I would like to implant a chip that makes magical bongo-playing monkeys appear in every student’s mind every time they think of the Loft, I can’t. Overall, the feedback I get from students, parents and alumni says we are on the right track.

    Q:  Competition:  Good or bad?  Explain.

    H: Competition is good and it is a part of theater. Students compete for parts, awards, and scholarships. My personal feeling is that theater doesn’t need to be unnecessarily competitive. I am drawn to theater because it is cooperative, collaborative and creative. As a person I am very competitive but I don’t think that winning means that there has to be a loser.

    Q:  Completely unrelated to theater, what is your biggest personal fear? (e.g., taxes, alien abduction, spiders, disembowelment)

    H: Drowning. I love the water and I was a competitive swimmer in high school but if a nightmare is going to wake me up in the middle of the night, it will be about drowning. And bongo-playing monkeys.

    Thanks Ms. Hestwood, and congratulations on another fantastic year!

  • May 4th


    Author By Cindy

    Thanks to Dianne Sullivan for these post-show pictures

  • Apr 30th


    Author By Cindy

    Glass Slipper Rehearsal Pictures

    Colorful characters from a colorful play!


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