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 Merrill Arts Center and many of our community's best fine arts events.
MAY 4-7 The Play That Goes Wrong

“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.

May 19th


Save the Date – Fall Theatre Kick-off Events

Author By Carlson

– Set Construction

All are welcome and encouraged to lend a hand in the scene & costume shops. Refer the Loft Stage calendar to shop days/hours. Parents, guardians, and students are all welcome to drop in for as little or as long as they are able! We ask that folks wear closed-toe shoes, paint clothes, and tie back loose hair for safety purposes. No experience required.

– Floats & Floats

All are welcome to join us for ice cream floats as we build our float for the upcoming Woodbury Days parade. Floats & Floats begins at 9am and concludes at noon. Wear work clothes – come for the whole time or whenever you’re free. This a great chance for incoming Lofties to meet staff and students.

– Woodbury Days Parade

The Woodbury Days parade is Sunday, August 20th. We’ll meet outside the scene shop the morning of the parade. We will carpool over to the parade lineup and will march in the parade as a way to encourage the community to come see and support our season.

– Wizard of Oz Auditions

Auditions for our fall musical, The Wizard of Oz, will take place August 28-31st. More details to come!

– Drama Club (LoftPAC)

LofPAC, or the Loft Performing Arts Community, is East Ridge High School’s drama club. All are welcome! We traditionally meet the first Friday of every month right after school in the theatre. LoftPAC attends theatre workshops, sees plays & musicals, plans social gatherings, and more! Our first LoftPAC meeting is Friday, September 8th.

– Tech Crew Meeting

Interested in working on tech crew? Join us for an informational session and to learn about the many technical theatre opportunities there are here at East Ridge. Lighting, sound, set construction, scenic painting, costume crew, video crew, and more! The tech crew meeting will take place immediately following the LoftPAC (drama club) meeting (9/8) in the choir room.

Stay connected!

Keep an eye on our website for updates. Students are also highly encouraged to join the LoftPAC Remind, by texting @loftpac to 81010. Also, consider following us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok). Families are also highly encouraged to signup for our monthly newsletter.

May 5th


May LoftPAC Meeting

Author By Carlson

Click the following link to see the slideshow from the May LoftPAC meeting: May LoftPAC meeting

Apr 3rd


The Play That Goes Wrong Performance Crew

Author By Administrator

Thank you to the crew of The Play That Goes Wrong for the time you’ve put in thus far to make this production a success. There is still a long way to go, so don’t let up!

Below you will find crew assignments for the performance crew. You must send me a message via Remind or an email to accept your crew position.

As a reminder, the following dates are all mandatory for the stage crew:
Monday, April 17th from 3:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, April 18th from 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, April 19th from 3:30-6:30pm
Thursday, April 20th from 3:30-6:30pm
Friday, April 21st from 3:30-6:30pm
Monday, April 24th from 3:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, April 25th from 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, April 26th from 3:30-6:30pm
Thursday, April 27th from 3:30-6:30pm
Friday, April 28th from 3:30-6:30pm

Also, the following dates are all mandatory for all performance crew members:
Saturday, April 29th from 9am-5pm – Tech Saturday Rehearsal
Monday, May 1st from 3:15-7pm or later – Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 2nd from 3:15-7pm or later – Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 3rd from 3:15-7pm or later – Final Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, May 4th at 5:30pm – Performance Call Time
Friday, May 5th at 5:30pm – Performance Call Time
Saturday, May 6th at 12:30pm – Performance Call Time
Sunday, May 7th at 12:30pm – Performance Call Time & Strike

If you don’t see your name on the list and believe it should be, please contact me. All those that expressed interest in participating on the performance crew have been given a position.

Technical Director

Deck Captain Haejin Lee
Assistant Deck Captain Neela Estochen
Props Captain Maia Nguyen
Stage Running Crew Evan Hoover
Cameron McComas
Dylan Zeilinger-Johnson
Catie Russell
Addison Truckenmiller
Lighting Crew Alex Ireland
Kylie Estochen
Ethan Olson
Sound Crew Riley Gisch
Elizabeth Hong
Ethan Doran
Video Crew Howard Reinbold
Aaron Claxton
Onyx Scribner
Ruth Olawore
Costume Running Crew Kendall Rander
Ayanna Patani
Olivia Vue
Cameron McComas
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