October Minutes
  • Jan 5th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    January LoftPAC minutes

    *Thespian Conference takes place February 18th and 19th at Chanhassen (18th) and Chaska Highschool (19th). If you want to go, talk to Maggie Barringer ASAP and fill out this form

    https://goo.gl/forms/AZLXmHSNu8KIIWoq1)

    NIES is an option at the conference. You can perform one or two of the following: solo, duet, trio, group song, monologue, partner scene, group scene, etc.

    Do not worry about payment yet.

    If you’re not on the Facebook group page yet, joinJ (MN Theatre Kids)

     

    *One Act Festival is at East Ridge on Friday (January 19th at 7PM)!! The cost is $5 for general admission. All three highschools in the district will present their one acts! We are in need of parent volunteers for ushering and ticket sales (talk to Mrs. Carlson) and students for ushering. POSTER PLASTER IS TOMORROW!! Our community outreach project is Grace After Fire.

     

    *More about community outreach:

    Display case

    Donation box in office

    Please email or give:

    Photos of family/loved ones in the military, military uniforms, backpacks, boots, helmets, or other equipment, old war related newspapers, or anything military related! Thanks!!

     

    *Course registration theater classes available:

    Creative Dramatics and Acting (EN0071 (1 tri/1 FA credit))

    Advanced Acting and Directing (EN0072 (1 tri/1 FA credit-prereq needed))

    Theatre Arts (EN0102(1 tri/1 FA credit))

    ^All of these are great ways to practice acting or get to learn about theatre in general!

    International Film Studies is an option as well!

     

    *There is a workshop offered at the Orpheum! It is held January 20th with sessions at 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. ACTORS ARE WELCOME TOO! It is $5 at the door, and includes activities such as Orpheum tour, electrician, spot operator, sound designer, fly system/lead carpenter. More information and registration can be found at:

    https://hennepintheatretrust.org/technicians-masterclass/?utm_source=Spotlight+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a9ae0c0533-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_37a8465181-a9ae0c0533-84981151

     

     

    *We are going to see Chanhassen on Thursday, April 5th! It is $65 (includes bus, tour, show, and meal) It is open to choir and theatre students! Sign ups will open Friday, February 2nd (next LoftPac meeting) THERE ARE ABOUT 50 SPOTS OPEN

     

    *Reader’s Theater Opportunity!! This will be held Friday, February 2nd in the Loft from 5pm-10pm. It combines wrestling and theatre. There will be performance excerpts from various scenes and monologues relating to wrestling. See Mrs. Carlson if you’re interested in performing!

     

    ~Abby Feuer

  • Dec 12th

    2017

    Author By Katie

    December LoftPac Minutes

    December LoftPac Minutes

    ~ Abby Feuer

     

    • Play In A Day: Kick-off party is Friday, December 15th at 6pm (movie afterward) All participants must be there. Bring a costume piece, prop, or set piece to use/inspire plawrights. Public performance is Saturday, December 16th at 7pm

     

    • Little Shop of Horrors: December 15th in the Loft Stage 7pm-10pm, Snacks will be provided. Kicks off play-in-a-day. Wear your jammies!

     

    • Backstage Day (techie tour): Date to be determined, but will be before One Act goes to competition. Learn how to hang lights, coil cables, run sound / light boards and more!

     

    • Loftie Holiday Party: It will be December 30th 8-11pm at Merrill Arts Community Center. White Elephant gift exchange.

     

    • Thespian Conference: It will be Presidents Day weekend, Sunday February 18th and Monday, February 19th all day. National Individual Event Showcase will take place as well as workshops. Cost is $80 per person until Saturday, December 16th.

     

     

    • MN Scholars of Distinction: This is for Juniors and Seniors Application is due December 16, 2017. Portfolio Submission is due February 23, 2018. Artistic Showcase is April 23rd and 28th, 2018. Awards Ceremony is May 12th, 2018

     

    • One Act Festival: January 19th at 7pm. Cast and crew register on feepay. Parent meeting is Wednesday, December 13th More details to come.

     

    • Winter Community Outreach: Service project benefiting women veterans, Grace After Fire- “To help women veterans help themselves” It helps women transition back to civilian life and deal with PTSD, depression and more. Possibility would be to interviw/honor women veterans in Lofties’ lives, show in display case

     

    • Coat Drive Results: We collected 99 coats, almost 20 snowpants, a couple of pair of boots and a few bags of hats and mittens.

     

    • 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Honors for East Ridge High School’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are posted on the Loft Stage website!
  • Nov 13th

    2017

    Author By Abby

    November Minutes

    November LoftPac Minutes

    ~ Abby Feuer

     

    • Play In A Day : Alumni are writing the short plays (get to meet them)

    Student directed, costumes, acted, tech etc…

    If you REALLY want to write talk with Mrs. Carlson (legal issues with staying

    over all night) December 15 through December 16

     

    • Little Shop of Horrors : December 15th in the Loft Stage 7pm-10pm, Snacks will be provided ( same night at play in a day)

     

    • Woodbury High School Musical : High School Musical Thursday, November 16th. We will be carpooling from ERHS at 6pm

     

    • Women and War : ERHS Winter One-Act directed by Leah Jensen, Audition dates will be December 4th and 5th with callbacks December 6th. Auditions will be in the Black Box Theatre, script is available online at bit.ly/erhsoneact

     

    • Holiday Party : after Christmas before New Year’s, there will be a white elephant gift exchange, fun activities and BYO Christmas food

     

    • Loftie Gear : We have Loft merchandise featuring our lovely model, Jimmy, great Christmas/Hannukah/B-Day gifts jackets, beanies, fuzzy blankets and cleaning cloths…if you have merch you’d like to see, talk to one of the officers!

     

    • Alumni Cabaret : It will be December 22nd in the Black Box Theatre, afterwards there will be a party at Merrill for Mrs. Hestwood

     

    • Yearbook Day : November 15th (THIS WEDNESDAY) pictures will be taken for the yearbook; wear Loft Gear

     

    • New York Trip : Date Change, The New York Trip will be over MEA October 18-22, 2018, parent meeting December/January, Fundraising ideas??

     

    • Thespian Points : Online submission http://bit.ly/erhsthespian, minimum of 10 points for induction, graduation tassels, spring induction @ banquet (5/18), overview of Thespian point System can be found here: https//drive.google.com/file/d/OB6nD2uZ85HSAVDdaT2JvZGptZzg/view?usp=sharing

     

    • Triple Threat Auditions : Headshot, Resume, “TLC” Letter – 1-2 pages describing your high school musical theatre experience and how you’ve displayed talent, leadership and community through your artistic work, be sure to include any of your experience with Spotlight Education, Video Submissions Not to exceed 5 minutes. Please include: 2-3 min: two contrasting songs with piano accompaniment, one minute monologue and a clip of you performing provided dance combination, submissions take place March-April 2018

    ~Abby Feuer 🙂

  • Oct 7th

    2017

    Author By Abby

    October Minutes

    October LoftPac Minutes

     

    • New York trip will be March/April 2019

     

    • Butterbraid Fundraiser: selling begins now, orders need to be turned in by Friday, October 27th and pick up will be November 17th (just in time for Thanksgiving) money has to be collected at the time the customer places their order, and checks need to be made out to East Ridge High School. You need to pick up your orders on Friday, November 17th or get someone else to pick it up because we will not have any freezer space to store it.

     

    • We will be doing a ticket exchange with Woodbury High School to see their musical High School Musical on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm. Let Tony know if you plan to attend so we can get a rough number. We will carpool to Woodbury High School.

     

    • The Abominables at The Children’s Theatre is Minnesota’s first hockey musical. Carter Bannwarth a 9th grader at East Ridge is in the show, and our one act director Leah is part of the show too!

     

    • Tickets to Joseph are on sale. Order today Adults: $10 and students/seniors: $8

     

    • Movie Night @ The Loft on Friday, December 15th 7pm-10pm Do the survey monkey to vote for the movie you want to see: Little Shop of Horrors vs Dr. Horrible’s Sing – Along Blog

     

    • Loftie Booing has begun! When you get booed, you must boo two more people within two days of being booed with a basket of Halloween-related goods (no more then $20 all together). When you get booed text Tony to get names of people that you must boo 651-769-4781

     

    • Valley Scare will be Saturday, October 14th from 6:30pm-12am. The cost is $30/person and we will need at least 15 people to go. Cash or checks are acceptable. Checks should be made to “The Loft Stage” We will be carpooling.

     

    • Newsies at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre on Thursday, April 5th. Registration will open in February.

     

    • Finish Diamonds ASAP

     

    • Check out Ashland!
  • Sep 13th

    2017

    Author By Administrator

    Joseph Callback List

    Thank you to all of the amazing talent who auditioned for Joseph and please remember to check the final cast list again tomorrow, we will be casting people who were not called back. If you are interested in helping the production in another way, please attend the tech meeting on Friday at 3:15 in the choir room.

    Abby Feuer Erik Haering
    Adam Garrity Ethan Williams
    Adam Ryerse Gabby Franus
    Alex Bretoi Jack Johnson
    Alex Fisher Jonas Hallstrom
    Allison Benjamin Kat Grannis
    Arsema Belai Luke Pfluger
    Cam Stevens McCrossen Schiller
    Derek Montermini Natalie Engh
    Elizabeth Avery Sammy Trevis
    Emma Pfiefer Tony May
  • May 11th

    2017

    Author By Abby

    May Minutes

    Newport Day: On June 2nd 5-7 people per session (there will be 2 sessions 8:15am-9:15am and 9:20am-10:10am) will work with students to get them interested in theatre.

     

    Magic Yarn Project: On May 13th from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm we will be meeting in the media center.

     

    Banquet May 17th: tickets will be sold online and parents and families are welcome. Please dress nice. Please send pictures to Nolan. The banquet will start at 6pm.

     

     

    Relay for Life: go to the Loft Stage student Facebook page to sign up to be a part of the Loftie Team for Relay for Life. You need to raise $100 to get a t-shirt. Start brainstorming ideas for games or things to make and sell to raise money for relay. If you want to decorate a luminaria bag it will cost $10. Even if you can’t be there you can still decorate a bag to be lit the night of relay.

     

     

    ~Abby Feuer 🙂

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