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.

Overall Production

Outstanding Overall Production

Overall Performance

Outstanding Overall Performance
Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra

Individual Awards

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
Alex Berger

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Henry Anderson

Honorable Mention in Properties Design
Katie Thoreson

East Ridge Awards Announcement