Comedian Kevin Breel at The Loft
Comedian and mental health activist Kevin Breel will hit the Loft Stage on Tuesday, April 7th. Kevin will be speaking and facilitating a panel of students. All are welcome to attend this free event sponsored in part by the Loft Stage and District #833.
Spotlight on Mary Reimann
Thanks a million, Mary!
IT IS AN INDISPUTABLE FACT THAT ERHS theater has been one exceptionally lucky duck to have Mary Reimann for a booster. Mary has been with the Loft Stage in a leadership capacity the entire time the Boosters have been a group–even before the school was built! After this school year, Mary may be stepping down from the ERHS theater Booster Board, but she is not stepping away from the Loft Stage. Though Loftie Daughter 2 graduates this year, Mary plans to continue her volunteer efforts next year, coordinating the ERHS Loft Stage’s community outreach program. With her boundless energy, generosity, talent, and passion for the arts, Mary has acquired many admirers in the theater world. Her biggest fans, though, may be theater director Amanda Hestwood and Mary’s talented daughters and forever lofties, Anna and Julia Reimann. These superfans had plenty of wonderful things to say:
Amanda Hestwood: Mary has been an invaluable support to the staff, parents and students who make up our program. Her dedication and passion for music and theater has brought an important perspective to what we do. I am beyond grateful for her leadership over the last seven years!
Anna Reimann: It has been such an amazing experience having my mom be such a big part of the theater program at East Ridge! She is so supportive of all of the actors, techies, and orchestra members alike! From the very beginning she has always wanted the best for the program and loves helping in any way she can! I am so grateful for all she has done and the support she has been for my sister and me and for many others!
Julia Reimann: Being able to have my mom present for all the joys and excitement of theater at the Loft was such an immense gift. She, herself, is an incredible actress and beautiful singer who encouraged us from day one and embedded in us a great passion for the arts. Mom has been a mother to so many in the Loft in addition to Anna and me in the way that she welcomes and embraces all. We love her so! She has given so much to this program and I am so grateful.
So folks, if you see Mary Reimann around–which shouldn’t be hard since she is almost ALWAYS around the Loft–make sure to thank her and tell her how supercalifragilisticexpialidocious you think she is.
Almost, Maine Wish List
Almost, Maine costume and prop needs FOR DONATION OR ON LOAN:
- Old pillow cases (solid white is best, but any will do). These will be sewn together to make the large “bags of Love”
- Ring Box
- Fake engagement rings *Please do not donate anything with value. We just need a few simple rings that will attract and reflect light
- 3-4 Lawn chairs with or without cup holders – http://acontinuouslean.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/lawn.jpg
- 3-4 Wooden stumps for sitting – Like what one would find around a campfire
- Laundry Basket
- Ironing board
- Men’s and Women’s Ice Skates – One Pair of each. Can be hockey or traditional skates. Men’s sizes 11 and up. Women’s sizes 6 and up.
- Maine travel brochure or book
- Modern winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves, boots, scarves, etc.
- Snow pants, snowsuits, snowmobile suits (If anyone has any Arctic Cat and or Polaris gear they’re willing to let us borrow, that would be AWESOME!)
- Snowmobile helmets
Many of the above items can be lent and returned back to their original owner. Please let Mrs. V know if you would like your items returned, and she will keep personal track of their whereabouts. Thank you!
Gala and Silent Auction Support Educational Theater
Our 6th annual Gala and Silent Auction will continue to support student opportunities in educational theater through scholarships, workshop opportunities, specialized staff and ongoing programs like the International Thespian Society and the Spotlight Musical Theatre Program.
This year’s event will not only have performances by local recording artist Verskotzi and food catered from Green Mill, Walt Disney Studios will be on hand to help promote the upcoming movie of Into the Woods, opening on Christmas Day. The silent auction will be the best yet with original works of art, sports memorabilia, local restaurants and businesses as well as priceless pieces from our shows.
The gala costs only $10.00 and all proceeds will go to support East Ridge Theater’s education programs. The event begins at 6:00pm on November 7th prior to our 7:30pm opening night performance of Into the Woods.