LoftPAC
  • Dec 7th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    December Meeting Minutes

    EJI Service Project:

    -We raised $754

    -Watch the video!! https://youtu.be/y8EzmOrWOJI

     

    One Act- She Kills Monsters:

    -Congrats to everyone involved!

    -If you want to participate and letter…M/W/F 6-9 is costuming and January 5-12 is set hours

    -District Festival is at WHS on January 18…come support all three shows!

     

    Park’s Chamber Show:

    -Tickets are $3 or free if you bring a new and unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

    -Get tickets on their website or at the door

    -Showtimes are Saturday, Dec 8 at 7pm and Sunday, Dec 9 at 2pm

    -Great shows for children

     

    Play in a Day:

    SCHEDULE:

    6:30-meeting

    7pm-playwrights write the shows

    7am-directors arrive

    8am-actors arrive

    12pm-lunch and memorization break

    1pm-theater rotation and tech aspects

    5pm-dinner and costume break

    5:30-tech run through

    7pm-SHOWTIME

    -All of this happens from Dec 21-22

    DIRECTORS: Emma Pfeifer, McCrossen Schiller, Kat Grannis, Alli Colberg, Anya Steffel

    WRITERS: Colleen Jensen, Quintin Walker, Erin Foy & Cali Yee, Jake Sorensen, Ethan Hallstrom

    -We need actors and techies (present all day both days) Fill out the link ASAP to participate

    https://goo.gl/forms/ym6hfbz59BdKZt492

     

    Alumni Cabaret:

    -Alumni perform songs, scenes, skits, etc. and it is holiday themed

    -Right after play in a day!

    -Lofties may participate in final number

     

    MCAC Winter Offerings:

    -24 hour musical (Dec 28 @7pm to Dec 29)

    -Auditions are Dec 22 and 23

    -Narrowed down from: Urinetown, Grease, Bring it On, Mama Mia, Camp Rock, and Fame!

    -Sos for Youth has a new director…check it out if interested in social justice & theater crossover (Next audition is Dec 14-15)

     

    Loftie Holiday Party:

    -IT IS HAPPENING!

     

    Thespian Festival:

    -PiM Arts High school Feb 17&18

     

    Winter Community Outreach:

    -It will have a focus on anti-bullying and empowerment (still working out details)

    -Talk to Elizabeth with ideas 🙂

     

    NYC Trip:

    -June 11-15, 2019 (not sure if it will be a 4 or 5 day itinerary)

    -Gerber Tour Company….but customizable with theater activities!

    -Parent info meeting before winter break

    -Cheaper with more people going

     

    Script Library:

    -Check them out in Mrs. Carlson’s office!

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D6UELLMdipN1oqncl-zy29nZ5XccxH6N1LeyoGMtiY0/edit?usp=sharing check them out online here

     

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

    -March 6-17 at the Orpheum

    -Order group tickets online with code 1819STUDENTED

     

    NEXT MEETING IS JANUARY 4!!!!!

     

  • Nov 4th

    2018

    Author By Abby

    November Meeting Minutes

    LOFTIE BOOING RESULTS:

    -tell the person you booed, or use this link https://goo.gl/ZsvVMi

     

    HEADSHOT / RESUME WORKSHOP:
    -Saturday in December (date TBD) at noon

    -location TBD

     

    DECEMBER PLAY IN A DAY:

    -Thursday Dec 27-Friday Dec 28 (27 is playwrights…they write all night long) (28 is for actors and directors to memorize and rehearse all day) (auditions the night before at 5:30) (night of 28 is performance for friends and family)

    -in black box

    -first come first serve / seniority for directing

    -more info at Dec meeting and this is when actors sign up

     

    SCHOLARS OF DISTINCTION:

    -Dec 17 is application deadline

    -application and other info here https://goo.gl/wGWv8p

     

    FALL MUSICAL SERVICE PROJECT:

    -donation collection (during shows, at ticket table, or bring to Elizabeth in an envelope)

    -check out link for info about the organization!! https://eji.org

     

    WINTER ONE ACT AUDITIONS:

    -auditions Nov 26, callbacks Nov 27, readthrough Nov 30

    She Kills Monsters (director: Leah Jensen, assistant director: Jack Lambert, set designer: Nolan Sherburne)

     

    BUTTERBRAIDS PICKUP:

    -Tuesday Nov 13 at around 2pm

    -pick up after school on mini stage

     

    THESPIAN POINTS:

    log points (anything related to theater)

    -go to this link bit.ly/erhsthespian   

     

  • 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.

     

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