Welcome to The Loft Stage

The Loft Stage at East Ridge, a 938 seat state of the art facility, is home to East Ridge High School Band, Orchestra, Choir and Theater as well as the primary venue for Merrill Arts Center and many of our community's best fine arts events. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out The Drowsy Chaperone, coming to the Loft Stage this November!
NOVEMBER 1-10 The Drowsy Chaperone

In this Tony-award-winning musical farce, the unnamed protagonist (man in a chair) seeks solace from his blues by tuning in to his favorite, albeit fictional, musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. As his record playing fills his lonely apartment, so too does the musical itself! A show within a show, the story deals with love, mistaken identity, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, all wrapped up in a satirical bow. You won't want to miss this jazzy and hilarious show!

Jan 6th

2017

District One-Act Play Festival

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Jan 3rd

2017

Spotlight Awards Announced for Fall 2016

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Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra and the following individual award winners, who received notice from the Hennepin Theatre Trust for the Loft Stage production of The Little Mermaid. 

EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL – THE LITTLE MERMAID

Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre
Outstanding Overall Production
Outstanding Overall Performance
Honorable Mention Ensemble Performance
Honorable Mention Acting Performance by an Ensemble
Honorable Mention Vocal Performance by an Ensemble
Outstanding Overall Technical Team
Outstanding Technical Crew
Honorable Mention Student Orchestra
Honorable Mention A/V Board Operators
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role Kat Grannis as Ariel
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role Maggie Eckberg as Ursula
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role Quintin Walker as Sebastian
Honorable Mention in a Supporting Role Cali Yee as Flounder
Honorable Mention in a Supporting Role Erin Foy as Scuttle
Technical Leadership Nomination Sophie Pfluger as Stage Manager
Technical Leadership Nomination Alec McCoy as Sound Board Operator
Technical Leadership Nomination Gavyn Lulich as Costume Crew Member
Evaluator Shout-Out Teagan Jones
Evaluator Shout-Out Tony May
Evaluator Shout-Out Ethan Williams
Evaluator Shout-Out Max Schiller
Evaluator Shout-Out Michael Miller
Evaluator Shout-Out Cormac Dolezal

Dec 27th

2016

Third Annual Alumni Cabaret

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The Third Annual Alumni Cabaret will be held this Thursday, December 29th at 7:00pm at the Loft Stage. Join us as we welcome back more than twenty of our brightest stars as they bring their talents back to the Loft for an evening that promises to be a highlight to the season. A free-will donation will be accepted but is not required.

Join us at The Loft!

Dec 27th

2016

MN Thespian Conference Registration

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January 12th is the deadline for students to register for the MN Thespian Festival on February 19-20th. The first day is at Chaska High School and the second day is at the Guthrie. We will carpool or take a bus depending on registration numbers. If you have questions, please attend the LoftPAC meeting on January 9th after school or visit the MN Thespians website at www.mnthespians.org. Finally, register by January 12th and attend! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiPVeixmoAd54eFX1-Ll_GEcvlJ79i7Wrsqvc6_L2Emelt6A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Dec 27th

2016

Parent Meeting Presentation

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