Fall Musical
  • Aug 27th


    Author By Administrator

    Drowsy Chaperone Callbacks

    Thank you to all of the amazing talent who auditioned for The Drowsy Chaperone and please remember to check the final cast list, as we will be casting people who were not called back. Callbacks are tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28th at 3:30pm in the theater. The first rehearsal will be this Thursday at 3:30pm in the black box. If you are interested in helping the production in another way, please attend the tech meeting on Thursday, September 5th at 3:15 pm in the choir room.

    Adam Garrity
    Alexa Sandberg
    Alex Doran
    Allison Benjamin
    Ava Hattenberger
    Baylee Stevenson
    Benjamin Sayers
    Cam Stevens
    Carter Bannwarth
    Connor Hestwood
    Derek Dols
    Elizabeth Avery
    Erik Haering
    Erik Rasmussen
    Iris Youngdahl
    Isabella Massa
    Lauren Nelson
    Luke Pfluger
    Meghan Horan
    Natalie Engh
    Olivia Voerster
    Sammy Trevis
    Sydney Bramel
    Victoria Pommalath
  • May 22nd


    Author By Carlson

    Auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone”

    We will audition for our fall musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, the last week in August. If for some reason a student is unable to attend auditions due to summer conflicts, please contact director Kajsa Jones at kjones@theloftstage.org ASAP so we can arrange an alternative audition time.

    Prior to auditioning, actors and actresses must complete the following online form: https://forms.gle/MwyREzQPB9zCSFk4A

    Dance Audition Video: https://youtu.be/MPfoNU81efU

    Auditions will take place Monday, August 26th and Tuesday, August 26th at 3:30pm in the Loft Stage. Students need only come to one of these two audition days – we encourage returning Lofties to audition on Monday if at all possible. For the audition, students may prepare a song in the vocal styling of the show or learn a song from Drowsy at auditions. Sheet music for that selection is attached for perusal. Auditions will include an acting, singing, and dancing portion. Pease wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Tap shoes are not required but are highly encouraged.

    Callbacks will be Wednesday, August 29th at 3:30pm in the choir room (rm. 1055). As students prepare for and consider the many dynamic roles this production has to offer, please do not feel limited by the age and/or gender of characters. The creative team is open to actor interpretations and risk-taking.

    Any additional questions regarding auditions can be sent to director Kajsa Jones (kjones@theloftstage.org) or assistant director Katie Carlson (kcarlson@theloftstage.org).



    Videos of the dance combinations can be found here: https://youtu.be/MPfoNU81efU

  • Nov 13th


    Author By Carlson

    Closing Weekend of Les Mis!

    There are only three more chances to see Les Miserables!

    Friday, Nov 16 @ 7:00PM
    Saturday, Nov 17 @ 7:00PM
    Sunday, Nov 18 @ 2:00PM

    Tickets may be purchased at the door but to ensure the best possible seats, we encourage guests to buy ahead online at www.theloftstage.org.

    ? Photos courtesy of Kirk Portrait Design

  • Oct 11th


    Author By Administrator

    Les Miserables Performance Crew

    Thank you to the crew for Les Miserables for the time you’ve put in thus far to make this production a success. 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.

    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

    Student Director Alli Colberg
    Stage Manager Nolan Sherburne
    Deck Captain Anna Clatanoff
    Assistant Deck Captain Liv Meinders
    Props Mistress Emma Garrity
    Running Crew Alphonso Amores, Abbie Marshall,
    Sidney Green
    Lighting Crew April O’Meara
    Sound Crew Jared Doran, Ian Winston,
    Manny Green, Ben Colberg
    Video Crew Casey Eakins, Grace Ballard,
    Jade’ann Kojetin-Smith,
    Alaina Braunschweig
    Dressing/Make-Up Crew Kaia Helnte, Ava Cyr
  • Sep 24th


    Author By Carlson

    Why Choose the “School Edition” and what does “School Edition” Really Mean?

    Ticket sales for our fall production of Les Miserables begin THIS FRIDAY!

    While the show is fairly well known, the school edition differs a bit from the original production.

    So the question remains…

    Why Choose the “School Edition” and what does “School Edition” Really Mean?

    One of the many questions we received after selecting Les Miserables as our fall production was “why choose the ‘school edition?’” After perusing several scores we landed on Les Miserables as a rich and challenging text for both students and audiences alike. The only issue with doing this show this year is that the touring company of Les Mis will be in Minnesota within the same calendar year, restricting rights for the original production. If we wanted to continue pursuing this show, our only legal option was to apply for school edition rights; and after reviewing the differences between the two versions, we felt the story, characters, conflict, and score were still the right fit for our season.

    So the question remains, what does “school edition” actually mean? It’s first important to understand what “school edition” doesn’t mean (ie – censorship). Contrary to the connotation, the school edition of Les Mis does not sanitize language nor does it remove the mature situations on the battlefield or the docks. Instead, the school edition seeks to abridge a lengthy score by removing a few unnecessary musical interludes, namely the counterpoint section of “The Confrontation,” much of “Dog Eats Dog,” and the “Wedding Chorale.” Thankfully, many of the most iconic Les Mis moments are very much in tact in this version, we’ll just be able to end the show at a more reasonable hour!

    For families wondering appropriateness of content for young audiences, we definitely leave that decision up to the discretion of parents and guardians; however, the content and language would merit a PG-13 rating. If you have any specific questions about content, feel free to email director Kajsa Jones (kjones@theloftstage.org).