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!

Jun 26th

2015

Loft Theater Camp

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Summer Theater at the Loft Stage

Join the staff of East Ridge Theater  Department in exploring the world of theater on the Loft Stage. Students will choose from workshops on acting, singing, dancing, scene painting, improvisation, technical theater and so much more. Workshops are intended for students who are new to the theatrical arts as well as those with lots of experience. So come and join us for a wonderful week of theater! A T-shirt is included in camp fee. Please note size on your registration.

There are two sections August 3rd-7th. Morning session is from 9:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon session is from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

May 8th

2015

MN Scholars of Distinction!

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Scholars of DistinctionAnna Reimann and Garrett Hildebrandt were selected as Minnesota Scholars of Distinction by the Minnesota Department of Education. Pictured above with their scene partners Samantha Wynn and Tony May, these talented Lofties will be honored in a ceremony on May 16th at the Perpich Center for the Arts in Golden Valley.

Garrett has been selected to perform at the ceremony, the second time in two years that an East Ridge student has been selected for this singular honor.

Congratulations Anna and Garrett on your hard work and outstanding achievement!

Apr 27th

2015

Spotlight Event with Laura Osnes

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Laura Osnes & Friends Masterclass! We are very excited to offer to you and your students an amazing night of Musical Theatre workshops led by Laura Osnes and a group of her esteemed actor friends from the Twin Cities. The night, hosted by Hill Murray School, will include a panel Q & A and breakout sessions including Acting a song, Dancing with a partner, Monologue Tips, Vocal strategies, etc. The team of guest artists includes Laura, Tony Vierling, Sally Wingert, Danny McHugh, and more. Please register for this FREE SpotLight workshop. I hope you encourage your students to take advantage of this exciting educational opportunity. We believe this will be a night to inspire and challenge you and your students.
**The Masterclass is May 11th from 6-8:30pm. More info on the night and the guest teaching artists can be found on our registration page. Here: http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/forms/laura-and-friends-spotlight-masterclass

Mar 23rd

2015

A Royal Run-in

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BernadetteMaggie Eckberg (’17) and Quintin Walker (’17) had a few minutes with Broadway royalty last weekend after attending the Bernadette Peters concert in Minneapolis. Quintin played Jack in Into the Woods this fall while Maggie played the Witch, the role Ms. Peters originated in 1986 on Broadway.

Mar 6th

2015

Jazz 2016

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Purchase your tickets today by clicking on the ticket tab above!

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