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.

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. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out The Play That Goes Wrong,
coming this May to The Loft Stage!

Dec 15th


A Doll’s House Tech Crew

Author By Administrator

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in tech crew for the one-act. We had more people interested in participating on the performance crew than the one-act rules allow us to bring with us, so I had the difficult job of narrowing it down. Please know that I want all of you to be involved in some way, even if you aren’t able to travel with the production, so please join us for set or costume construction. You can find the dates/times we are meeting on the calendar.

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

Deck Captain Haejin Lee
Assistant Deck Captain Neela Estochen
Props Captain Howard Reinbold
Stage Running Crew Maia Nguyen
Catie Russell
Roxy Robison
Lighting Crew Leo Ouradnik
Kylie Estochen
Sound Crew Nathan Klimpel
Costume Running Crew Kendall Rander
Make-Up Crew Bella Jones

Dec 9th


A Doll’s House Tech Info

Author By Administrator

For those that weren’t able to make the tech crew kick-off meeting, please find the presentation below. If you have questions after reviewing the presentation, please contact the technical director, Jimmy at jstocco@theloftstage.org.

Tech Crew Presentation

Please complete the following tech interest form so that we know what you are interested in doing. Performance crew positions will be announced by Friday, December 16th. Participation on a production crew does not require registration and is open to anyone who is interested.

Tech Crew Interest Form

Nov 30th


Cast List for “A Doll’s House”

Author By Leah

Thank you all for auditioning! Everyone who came out this afternoon did a fantastic job! It’s a bit cliché to say, but it’s true casting is not a simple process. Unfortunately we only have so many roles in the show and so we had to make some hard decisions. There is still more opportunities to be involved; the tech meeting is Friday December 9th after school and play-in-a-day is December 29th and 30th.

If you have been cast our first rehearsal will be next Tuesday in the black box

If you have any questions about your audition please reach out to me! And again once more Thank you to everyone who auditioned .

-Leah and Hannah

Nora Helmer: Grace Smith

Torvald Helmer: Titus Scribner

Nils Krogstad: Michael Edgerton

Christine Linde: Naomi Tesfaye

Dr. Rank: Reece Loveridge

Anne: Maddie Gerber

Emmy: Elizabeth Loveridge


Nov 21st


Auditions for “A Doll’s House” November 30th!

Author By Leah

**Update Auditions moved to Wednesday November 30th**

Auditions for this year’s one act play “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen are Tuesday November 29th after school in the Black Box Theatre with Callbacks the following day. Performances will be January 20th with sub-sections at East Ridge on January 25th.

What to prepare for auditions:

Please fill out the audition form before auditions which is linked here: Audition Form

Please prepare a monologue of your choosing that is 1 to 2 minutes in length.  Memorizing is encouraged but not required. If you cannot find a monologue you may read one provided at auditions. If you have any questions about this please reach out to Leah Jensen

What the show is about:

Nora Helmer is preparing for the holidays while her husband, Torvald, prepares to take on his new role as  Bank Manager. Nora is threatened by Nils Krogstad, an employee at the bank to convince Torvald to save his job or he will expose her crime of taking out a loan without a man’s signature.


Nora Helmer: The protagonist of the story. She is married to Torvald and mother to Emmy. She is dedicated to her family and works hard to ensure their happiness. She sometimes lets her fantasies get the better of her.

Torvald Helmer: Torvald is married to Nora and the father of Emmy. He has recently gotten the job of Bank Manager which starts in the new year. Torvald has very strict values about morality and money.

Christine Linde: An old school friend of Nora’s who has come to town looking for a job. She was widowed three years prior and is ready to start fresh.

Nils Krogstad: A bank employee and a widower and father of several children. He committed fraud many years ago but was never convicted. He has heard that he might be fired from the bank because of it. Years prior he lent Nora a loan assuming her father had signed it.

Dr. Rank: An older man who is close friends with Nora and Torvald. He dealt with chronic illness his whole life but now believes he is close to death.

Anne: She is the maid/nanny for the Helmer’s. She was also Nora’s nanny when she was a child. She is like a mother to Nora.

Emmy: Nora and Torvald’s 6 year old daughter. She loves to play with Nora and is very much loved by the both of them.


If you want to audition but can’t make it or have any questions please reach out to Leah at leahjensen17@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

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