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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!


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.

The Loft Stage proudly presents Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine who take everyone's
favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.
Tickets go on-sale on Friday, October 3rd.

Oct 24th


AIDA Promo Video

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Sep 26th


Making Magic, Defying Gravity

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A benefit supporting the
Educational Theatre Association’s Student Scholarship fund

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) present Making Magic, Defying Gravity, an evening of “behind the curtain” conversation and music with working professionals from the National Touring Company of the Broadway Blockbuster Wicked.

On Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8pm area high school students will join working professionals onstage for an evening of entertainment and conversation in celebration and support of theatre education. Representing Minneapolis and 10 area high schools will be Sophie Geerdes (Blaine), Mitchell Greene (St. Francis), Erin Hartford (Centennial), Zach Hays (Holy Angels), Sharon Houchins (Blaine), Coletrane Johnson (Washburn), Max Mauch-Morff (St. Francis), Corinne Nugent (Shakopee), Abilene Olson (St. Francis), Naomi Ridley (East Ridge), and Isabel Rousmaniere (Minneapolis South).

All proceeds benefit the EdTA Scholarship Fund for students across the country. Since its inception in 2012 Making Magic, Defying Gravity has traveled to over 14 cities across America as an advocacy outreach benefit.

Tickets are $15 and can be reserved online or purchased at the door on the day of the show from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

For more information about this one-night event and the performers, visit EDTA Website

View the Press Release
View the Poster

Aug 26th


Woodbury Magazine feature East Ridge Senior, Katherine Spicuzza

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Check out this article from Woodbury Magazine’s September edition featuring our LoftPAC Co-President’s passion for the theater arts. Click HERE.

Aug 19th


2013 Loft Stage Summer Workshop

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May 17th


Congratulations Triple Threat Girls!

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Congratulations to Pari Cariaga, Naomi Ridley and Katherine Spicuzza on their participation in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Triple Threat Competition.  All three girls qualified for participation by receiving an Outstanding Performance award in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and put in many extra hours preparing their audition DVD for a panel of judges.

Katherine and Naomi have each earned a place in the final 12 girls and will have a live audition next week to determine the top 6. The top 6 will perform at the Spotlight Awards ceremony on June 3rd at the Orpheum and the winner will earn a trip to New York City to meet with theater professionals about a career in theater.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding women!

Feb 11th


StarKIDS Pari Cariaga and Matt Thorsen

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Congratulations to Seniors Pari Cariaga and Matt Thorsen who represented East Ridge at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre as part of the Star Kids program.  The program celebrates excellence in musical theater from around the Twin Cities.  Matt and Pari had a walk-on role in Bye, Bye, Birdie on the mainstage February 7th.

Woodbury Bulletin article

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