LoftPAC
  • Oct 6th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    October Meeting Minutes-Abby

    Loftie Booing:

    *Booing is an (optional)activity where you create a small basket/bucket of Halloween goodies for your fellow Lofties!

    *One person starts it off, you are randomly assigned one Loftie and are given their address.

    *One night you go to their house, set the goodies down in front of their main door, ring the doorbell, AND THEN RUN AS FAST YOU CAN BECAUSE IT’S A SECRET!!(park far away from their house so that they don’t recognize your car)

    *DoNOTtell anyone who you have until after EVERYONE has been Booed. – We will tell you when it’s okay

    *Text Meghan H with your name, address, and any allergies if you’d like to participate (309-532-3982)

     

    Club Photos:

    *Yearbook club photos are on November 21 (wear Loftie gear!!)

    *Sign up for LoftPAC on FeePay or you won’t get a pass to come take the picture

     

    Scholars of Distinction:

    *Please tell Mrs. Carlson if interested (max of 6 entries)

    DATES: December 17-application due, February 22-portfolio due, April 27 and 29-artistic showcases (qualifying students must be at ONE date), May 18- awards ceremony at Perpich Center

     

    Lettering:

    *3 shows

    *10 ERHS related points

    *10 technical hours

     

    Stage to Screen Movie Night:

    *Wednesday October 17

    *bring blankets and wear PJs!

     

    Service Project:
    *Equal Justice Initiative (works for children in prison, mass incarceration, death penalty, racial justice, wrongly accused)

    *our idea: film kids performing monologues from “The Exonerated” and raise money by releasing videos J

     

    Butter Braid Fundraiser:

    *DATES: October 5- start date, October 23- end date, October 26- submit order, November 13- delivery

    *Group name: The Loft Stage Boosters

    *Checks payable to The Loft Stage

     

    Ramsey Middle School Theater Program:

    *After school program… starting a theater department!

    *We can help by cleaning out costume room and donating old costumes AND traveling to the school to teach theater games and activities

    *We need a committee of dedicated students that will commit to kids ALL YEAR…if interested in being on the committee text Meghan H (309-532-3982)

     

     

  • Sep 8th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    LoftPAC Minutes September Meeting

    *Officers:

    Abby Feuer (President)

    Nolan Sherburne (Vice President)

    Maggie Barringer (State Thespian Officer)

    Elizabeth Avery (Community Outreach)

    Meghan Roeser (Community Building)

    Meghan Horan (Historian)

    Mrs. Carlson (Advisor)

     

    *Join the Remind! Text @loftpac to 81010

    *LoftPAC stands for Loft Performing Arts Community and we have meetings the first Friday of every month

    *Season at a glance:

    Musical: Les Misérables with Director Kajsa Jones (Nov 9-11 and 16-18)

    Winter One Act: She Kills Monsters with Director Leah Jensen (District Festival @ WHS Friday Jan 18)

    Play in a Day! Hopefully 2 this year! The directors are you:)

    Spring Play: Wendy & Peter Pan with Director Mrs Carlson (May 2-5 with middle school matinee and night performance on the 2nd)

    *Register for the musical in the activities office by NEXT FRIDAY SEPT 14! Register on Feepay, and if you do not have an account you can create one. Register for LoftPAC as well:) It’s free, but good to get numbers. ALSO, go to set construction! You need a minimum of 10 hours just for the musical…we will be checking! Monday- Thursday is 6pm-9pm and Saturday is 9am-3pm
    *Visit https://store.theloftstage.org/  for 10th anniversary tshirts and Les Mis tshirts ($10 each)

         We also have jackets, beanies, blankets, and make up kits

    *Stage to screen movie night is Friday Sept 14 @7pm in the Loft!! We will be watching The Last Five Years, so wear pajamas! Snacks will be provided, but remember to clean up after yourself 🙂

    *Dramatist Book Club just received its newest shipment! Script checkout and library will be in the theater office soon, talk to Mrs. Carlson for details

    *ValleyScare is hopefully happening this year, so talk to Nolan or Meghan R if you would be interested in going!!!

    *Stage Combat workshop will be in October! A friend of Mrs. Gullick will be helping us perfect our stage combat (some relating to Les Mis and some just in general) All 3 shows this season have stage combat! Don’t miss this great opportunity!

    *Shows to see:

    Once Upon a Mattress @ WHS this fall

    Little Shop of Horrors @ PHS in the spring

    Dear Evan Hansen June of 2019

    Play that Goes Wrong @ the Orpheum May 7-12 ?

    *Scholars of Distinction definition:

    “This awards program recognizes excellence in Minnesota’s top theater students. Students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as theatrical expertise may earn the honor in either their junior or senior year of high school.”

    Many categories: Directing, Acting (straight or musical), Lighting, Writing, Sound, Scenic Design, Hybrid (Comprehensive)

    Due dates last year:    Portfolio Submission February 23, 2018
                                                Artistic Showcases April 23 & 28, 2018
                                                Awards Ceremony May 12, 2018

    Application due December 16 2017

    Talk to Mrs. Carlson if interested!

    *New York Trip: summer of 2019, cost and registration TBD. More info coming:)

    *Thespian points can be logged on our website under LoftPAC and then under Thespian Point System on the right side of the screen. Rack up points for Thespian Society Ranks and lettering! If you have questions talk to Mrs. Carlson or an officer. PS: it is better to log points as you do things vs waiting and forgetting everything!



     

  • May 5th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    May Minutes

    Banquet Friday, May 18th: in the media center at 5pm, tickets will be sold online at www.theloftstage.com Please dress nice, email or text pics to Sophie for the slideshow sophiefluger@gmail.com, 763-496-8881, Seniors send a first performance photo and a senior photo. No performances this year.

     

    Lettering List & Updated Thespian Points: Current list of letter earners: (10 hours, 10 points, 3 shows) Elizabeth Avery, Maggie Barringer, Allison Benjamin, Kate Christensen, Anna Clatanoff, Jared Doran, Abby Feuer, Adam Garrity, Sidney Green, Jonas Hallstrom, Allison Krish, Anya Lu, Josie Lyon, Liv Meinders, Derek Montermini, April O’Meara, Sophie Pfluger, Nolan Sherburne, Sammy Trevis, Ethan Williams and Ian Winston * Thespian points are in the process of being updated. Update point info ASAP (this weekend!)

     

     

    Relay for Life: May 18th, 6am-6pm 16 days left if you are planning on attending, join the team now to be a part of the Loftie Team, Loftie for Loved Ones for Relay for Life. You need to raise $100 to get a t-shirt and be able to stay the whole night. So far we have raised $2,365. Let’s get to $2,500!! YOUR JOB turn in your YOUTH FORMS to Meghan Horan (https://acscmsstorage.blob.core.windows.net/cmsfiles/spSNEakpTEpPf5JP.pdf)

    , Forms and cash/checks are due to us May 11th, Chaperones Needed age +25 and older, sign up for a 2 hour shift ( https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409od4baea928a1fe3-chaperone) Please sell and make Luminaria Bags for $10 and hang those $1 paper suns outside the choir room! Join the Relay Remind: text @loft4love to 81010 Join Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/Lofties-Relay-for-Life-1823481674624016/ Plan for activities at Relay: walking vendors, bake sale, make a sign for our booth, mini games/activities and sing at the Luminaria Ceremony!

    https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=my_team&fr_id=87744

     

     

    Next Season at a Glance:

    Summer set construction: throughout August

    West Side Story: August

    Floats & Floats: Saturday, August 25th

    Woodbury Days Parade: Sunday, August 26th

    Musical Auditions: last week in August

    Fall Musical: November 9-11 and 16-18 (later this year)

    One Act District Festival: @ WHS Friday, January 18th

    Spring Play: May 2-5

    Dear Evan Hansen: June

    Monthly LoftPac Events: Play-in-a-Day (x2), workshops, movie nights etc..

    NYC Trip: Summer 2019

     

    LoftPac Officers for next year are Open for Voting https://bit.ly/2laY06m, this is the only chance you have to vote. Newly elected officers will be announced at the banquet.

     

  • Apr 6th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    April Minutes-Abby

    LoftPac Officers: If you would like to be a LoftPac officer for next year, you can fill out a google form with the position you want, leadership-related questions to answer etc Possible positions: President, VP, Community Outreach, Community Building, Historian and STO/Thespian Officer. After everyone has applied to be an officer students will vote for who they would like for each position. The current officers and Mrs. Carlson will meet to go over the votes and make the final decision based on students votes. Https://goo.gl/8k6S1M

     Scapino : Spring Play Director Marcie Berglund (mberglund@theloftstage.org) , comedy including singing, acrobatis and an Italian flare. Poster Plaster is April 21st. Performances are May 4th and 5th at 7:30pm and May 6th at 2pm. Strike will be immediately after the show.

    Loft Store: New Loft merch such as socks, patches and Techie T-Shirts are coming soon to the loft store.

     Stage to Screen Movie Night: Noises Off is what we will be watching! It is a straight play (comedy). Friday, April 13th at 7pm in the Loft! Snacks will be provided.

    Relay For Life: The Relay Committee is, Team Captain: Elizabeth Avery 651-894-3459 along with the other members Alex Bretoi, Jonas Hallstrom, Abby Feuer, Meghan Horan and Anya Steffel. Join the team by making an account, click “join this team” https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=my_team&fr_id=87744. The Relay Kickoff Meeting is optional on April 7th, 9am at Health East. 42 days until RELAY!!! Each individual has a goal of at least $100 they need to raise for the team. If you raise the $100 by Tuesday, April 24th you will receive a participant t-shirt. Email family and friends, post on social media, ask your neighbors, do odd jobs and get out there and FUNDRAISE! On May 8th Dairy Queen is partnering with Relay again this year and will give $1, of every Blizzard sold, will go back to Relay for Life. So, grab your family and friends and get a blizzard on May 8th and fight back against cancer. You can buy a luminaria bag from Elizabeth (when she gets them) for $10 and decorate them in honor or memory of someone you know who has had cancer.

    Lettering and Inductions into International Thespians: List of both will be released at the May LoftPac meeting. Please update your Google Form submissions ASAP!! Requirements for both are on the Loft Stage website.

    Banquet: The banquet will take place on May 18th in the Media Center. Officers and shows will be announced for the 2018-2019 school year. There will be food, performances and inductions to the Thespian Society. Check upcoming Loft Newsletter for more details. The time will be determined at a later date. The banquet is the same night as Relay for Life.

     

     

     

  • Mar 2nd

    2018

    Author By Abby

    March Minutes

    Thespian Festival: Congrats to all who performed (Shoutout to Ethan and Carter for superior ratings!!)

    Scapino : Spring Play Director Marcie Berglund (mberglund@theloftstage.org) , comedy including singing, acrobatis and an Italian flare. Auditions will be in the Black Box on Monday, March 5th from 3:15-5 and Tuesday, March 6th from 3:15-4:30. Callbacks follow on the 6th until around 6:30. Cast is announced Wednesday, March 7th, and first read through will be Monday, March 12th. Audition form and sides are on the website. Be wearing comfortable clothes for MOVEMENT

    Loft Store: Let officers know what new products you would like to see!!

    Stage to Screen Movie Night: Noises Off is what we will be watching! It is a straight play (comedy). Friday, April 13th in the Loft!

    Relay For Life: Join the Loftie Team and email eavery@theloftstage.org to be part of the committee! May 18th, 6pm-6am at the Nest at East Ridge (different than last year)

    TV Premiere of Rise: Premiere is Tuesday, March 13th at 9pm…might be watching a different day. Let us know if you would like to host (potentially during spring breakJ ). It is similar to Glee, with theater and students

    Chicago: Auditions are June 4,6,7. Rehearsals are July 16-August 15. Performances are August 16-25 in the black box. No fee for auditioning, but $99 fee for being cast. Ages 16-22 only. Bring a 32 bar cut of a song (style of show) and accompanist is provided, there will be a dance call, so wear comfortable clothes, and bring a resume and current headshot. Auditions are at Merrill Community Arts Center. It is directed by Kajsa Jones!

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aa9ab2ea2f49-summer1  is link to sign up

    Show Field Trips: West Side Story in summer of 2018, and Dear Evan Hansen spring of 2019! Hopefully some plays too!!!

    Hestwood Visit: Ashland is putting on Hairspray during the summer, and there are LOTS of camps to be counselors for as well! Check out the Ashland website for these wonderful opportunities!!

    Other Links:

    Sophie’s Remind: https://www.remind.com/join/stagemoma

    Ashland Summer Counselor Form: https://ashlandproductions.formstack.com/forms/counselor_application_2018

    Audtion Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzu9JwQaKoQQdDvMXx3anfJoaRrSEB5Y14a9cckxvYEIUHDA/viewform?usp=send_form

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzu9JwQaKoQQdDvMXx3anfJoaRrSEB5Y14a9cckxvYEIUHDA/viewform?usp=send_form

     

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