• Oct 16th


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    Books For Africa

    Announcing The Loft Stage Community Outreach Book Drive!

    Attention, all ERHS community: we need your new or gently used children’s books!  The Loft Stage will be running a book drive throughout all performances the of the fall musical, AIDA, from November 8th – 17th.  The books we collect will be donated to Books for Africa, a non-profit, working to increase literacy and improve access to education by putting books in the hands of African children. We will be accepting donations of new or gently used children’s books, preferably classic novels and children’s picture story books at each of the AIDA performances. Cash or check donations made out to Books for Africa will also be accepted at AIDA performances.  A collection box for early book donations is now conveniently located in the ERHS Music Suite hallway. Please help end the book famine in Africa with The Loft Stage and Books for Africa.

  • Oct 7th


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    Thespian All State Show

    MN Thespians produces an annual All State Show that performs during our MN Chapter Conference. Some of you may remember last year’s production of MEAN.

    For 2014 we will be producing a staged reading of Omnium Gatherum, a play based on the events of September 11th, 2001. This show will audition on October 17th and 18th, with the first readthrough on October 19th. The show will rehearse over the winter and perform on February 16th, 2014 at the Chanhassen High School theatre.

    Students currently enrolled in high school who are interested in auditioning for OMNIUM GATHERUM do not need to prepare anything prior to auditions. Students should, however, bring all conflicts for the following dates:
    October 19
    December 7 & 8
    January 19 & 20
    February 16 & 17

    Auditions will be with sides linked below. Any actors who wish to present a monologue will be welcome to do so at the audition, but it will not be required. Headshots/Resumes are also optional.

    Character List
    Suzie – F, Caucasian
    Roger – M, Caucasian
    Lydia – F, Caucasian
    Julia – F, African American
    Khalid – M, either of Mideast or African descent – may consider a Caucasian, as well
    Terence – M, Caucasian (He also has an English accent, so students should feel free to give this a shot in their auditions)
    Jeff – M, Caucasian
    Mohammed – M, either of Mideast or African descent

    Reading sides for these roles are at:

    To audition, sign up at

    Check out the facebook event at:

    Visit MN Thespians at:

  • Sep 26th


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    Making Magic, Defying Gravity

    A benefit supporting the
    Educational Theatre Association’s Student Scholarship fund

    The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) present Making Magic, Defying Gravity, an evening of “behind the curtain” conversation and music with working professionals from the National Touring Company of the Broadway Blockbuster Wicked.

    On Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8pm area high school students will join working professionals onstage for an evening of entertainment and conversation in celebration and support of theatre education. Representing Minneapolis and 10 area high schools will be Sophie Geerdes (Blaine), Mitchell Greene (St. Francis), Erin Hartford (Centennial), Zach Hays (Holy Angels), Sharon Houchins (Blaine), Coletrane Johnson (Washburn), Max Mauch-Morff (St. Francis), Corinne Nugent (Shakopee), Abilene Olson (St. Francis), Naomi Ridley (East Ridge), and Isabel Rousmaniere (Minneapolis South).

    All proceeds benefit the EdTA Scholarship Fund for students across the country. Since its inception in 2012 Making Magic, Defying Gravity has traveled to over 14 cities across America as an advocacy outreach benefit.

    Tickets are $15 and can be reserved online or purchased at the door on the day of the show from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

    For more information about this one-night event and the performers, visit EDTA Website

    View the Press Release
    View the Poster

  • Sep 5th


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    Rock Voice Workshop Video