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 Fiddler on the Roof, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!
NOVEMBER 6TH - 15TH Fiddler on the Roof

The Loft Stage proudly presents Fiddler on the Roof, set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and install them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Jan 27th


One-Act Advances

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Congratulations to our one-act play cutting of Almost, Maine for advancing to the section finals on February 4th. East Ridge placed first in the sub-section with Eagan advancing to the finals as well. Congratulations!


Jan 12th


Cast Goes Into the Woods on Fox 9

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On December 26, 2014, seven members of the ITW cast represented The Loft and the show by performing on FOX 9. Check out the video above to see our wonderful performers in action!

Jan 12th


Alumni Cabaret was a Night to Remember

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On December 20th, alumni took over the Black Box theater for an evening of songs, acting and laughter. After spending the day rehearsing and reminiscing, Kajsa Jones, Jack Lambert, Joe Johnson, Ben Gotz,  Julia Reimann, Katherine Spicuzza and Alex Berger toasted their alma mater in an unforgettable evening. Thanks to our alumni and the many audience mIMG_1411embers who were able to attend. See you next year!

Dec 11th


MN Thespian Conference News

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The MN Thespian conference on February 15 and 16, 2015 is now open for registration. Click on the following links and attachments for more information. Registration is due by January 15th but students who register early will have more workshop options.

Website and Registration

Conference Info Packet 12102014


Dec 11th


Samantha Wynn’s “Broadway Dreams” Lead to the NYC Stage

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Samantha Headshot IIERHS Junior Samantha Wynn has been selected to perform in the Broadway Dreams Foundation’s “Take It to the Limit” Showcase at the Diamond Horseshoe on Monday, November 24, 2014. For more information about this exciting event, read more.

Dec 3rd


Congratulations Into the Woods on 29 SpotLight Awards!

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Hennepin Theatre Trust has awarded twenty-nine Spotlight awards to East Ridge High School’s production of Into the Woods, performed on The Loft Stage in November. Congratulations to all of the cast, crew and orchestra without whom this accomplishment would not have been possible.

Overall Production

Outstanding Overall Production

Overall Performance

Outstanding Overall Performance

Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus

Outstanding Vocal Performance by a Chorus

Individual Awards

Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role

Brendan Finn as The Baker

Anna Reimann as Cinderella

Quintin Walker as Jack

Samantha Wynn as Little Red Riding Hood

Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role

Abby Winston as The Baker’s Wife

Maggie Eckberg as The Witch

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role

Erin Foy as Jack’s Mother

Garrett Hildebrandt as Cinderella’s Prince

Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role

Christina Ippoliti as Rapunzel

Brenna Masgai as The Narrator

Caroline Kieffer as Florinda

Tegan Jones as Lucinda

Clara Grismer as Stepmother

Jeric Basilio as Wolf #1

Carl Erikstrup as Mysterious Man

Mark May as Rapunzel’s Prince

Thomas Sullivan as The Steward

Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role

Kaylee Cates as Granny

Cali Yee as Snow White

Lydia Nelson as The Giant/Elsa

Behind-the-Scenes Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Sound

Alec McCoy

Kira Bauman

Rose Larson

Alyssa Thome

Outstanding Achievement in Stage Artistry

Sophie Pfluger

Outstanding Achievement in Set Construction

Noah Webb

Colleen Jensen

Sarah Kostick

Sophie Pfluger

Carter Clark

Honorable Mention Achievement in Choreography

Anna Reimann

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