LoftPAC
  • 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:

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    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 Carlson

    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!
  • Dec 11th

    2017

    Author By Carlson

    Play-in-a-Day Festival

     

    PLAY-IN-A-DAY!

    Join LoftPAC, our student drama club, for our very first Play-in-a-Day Festival this Saturday, December 16th at 7:00PM in the Loft Stage! Students will have 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, and perform a series of one act plays. Can it be done? Come and find out! Admission is free will donation.

     

    We hope to see you there!

  • 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 9th

    2017

    Author By Carlson

    September Minutes

    • Loft party is tonight, Saturday September 9th at 6:30pm at Tony May’s house
    • Auditions will be Monday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 13th with callbacks on Thursday, September 14th.  Please meet right after school in the Loft Theatre. If you are able to audition Monday, please do so.
    • This year the fall musical will be Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. The one act will be Women and War with the spring play being Scapino!.
    • Lofties will be going to see In The Heights on Sunday, September 17th at the Ordway. We will be meeting at ERHS at 12:45pm to take a bus to the Ordway. There will be more opportunities for shows.
    • There will be a tech meeting on Friday, September 15th immediately after school in the choir room.
    • Don’t forget to get set up on Remind 101, Loftie Newsletter and the Facebook page, so you can keep up to date with Loftie news.
    • We will do a ticket exchange with the Woodbury High School Theatre program to see their fall musical, which is High School Musical!
    • There will be a movie night at the Loft Theatre on Friday, December 15th. We will share the time as it gets closer.
    • We are planning on going to see Newsies at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and the date and time will be shared at a later date.

    ~ Abby Feuer

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