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 Almost, Maine, coming this winter to The Loft Stage!
International Thespians in the News
District #833 Shines in One Act Prelims
East Ridge, Park and Woodbury all advanced to the section finals of the one act play competition. All three schools will compete against powerhouse Eagan for a spot to go to state. Finals will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 4:00pm at Tartan High School. Way to represent District #833!
District One Act Play Festival
Join all three District #833 high schools for the fifth annual District One Act Play Festival on January 24th at 6:30pm at the Loft Stage. Each high school will perform their competition one act play for an evening of unforgettable theater. Tickets are only $5.00 and will be sold at the door. Please come to support all of our district students as they move through competition season.
Congratulations Techies on your Spotlight Awards!
Three of our finest theater technicians have been honored by the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Awards. Congratulations to all three of these outstanding individuals!
Congratulations Aida on Fourteen Spotlight Awards!
Hennepin Theatre Trust has awarded eleven Spotlight awards to Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, performed on the Loft Stage in November. In addition to an Outstanding Performance award, East Ridge will receive their first ever Outstanding Production award and will perform a five minute medley of their show in June at the Spotlight Showcase. Technical achievement awards and Community Engagement awards will be handed out in the spring.
Outstanding Overall Production
Outstanding Overall Performance
Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role
Katherine Spicuzza as Aida
Luke Syrstad as Radames
Naomi Ridley as Amneris
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
Brendan Finn as Mareb
Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role
Garrett Hildebrandt as Zoser
Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role
Ryan Richardson as Amonasro
Maggie Eckberg as Nehebka
Isaac Sorensen as Pharaoh
Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management/Student Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Honorable Mention in Properties Design