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.
JUNE 10-19 Grease

Grease, coyly named after the 50s working-class subculture known as the “greasers,” is a beloved rock and roll musical
set at the fictional Rydell High School. The teens in this show navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, core values, and love.

Apr 7th


Important Grease Information

Author By Administrator

If you were unable to make the parent meeting, or would just like to review the information, you can find both the presentation we went through along with a recording of the meeting below.

Parent Meeting Presentation

Parent Meeting Recording

Also, for those parents that would like to volunteer to help with set or costume construction, please find the sign-up forms to both of those below.

Set Construction Sign-Up Form

Costume Sign-Up Form

Mar 26th


Grease Tech Information

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If you missed the information meeting or would like to look over the presentation again, you can find it here: Tech Crew Information Meeting Slides


If you are interested in participating on the tech crew for our spring musical, please fill out the tech crew interest form: Tech Crew Interest Form

The above form will only work with a non-district Google account. If you only have a district Google account, please use this form: Alternate Tech Crew Interest Form


Due to COVID-19 guidelines everyone attending set construction must sign-up in advance and attend a session for their designated pod. If you don’t know which pod you belong to, please reach out to one of the directors. Parent/guardian volunteers, you will belong to the same pod as your student.

Set Construction Sign-Up Form

Costume Sign-Up Form

Mar 23rd


Tech Crew Meeting

Author By Administrator

The spring musical, Grease, needs technicians in order to make the production look and sound its best. If you’re interested in lighting, sound, video production, costuming, or set design and construction, join us Friday, March 26th at 3pm via Zoom for an informational meeting. You’ll learn about the production and the many different ways you can participate.

Zoom Meeting Link

Mar 22nd


Grease Cast List

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Thank you to each and every one of you who auditioned for Grease. We so admire your bravery and hard work; you made this a difficult task for us all! Cast members will meet via Zoom at 4:00pm tomorrow for an informational meeting and preliminary sing through. Please check your email for important information. If you were not cast and are interested in helping the production on the technical crew, please attend the tech crew informational meeting on Friday at 3:00pm via Zoom.

Danny Zuko: Carter Bannwarth
Sandy Dumbrowski: Victoria Pommalath
Betty Rizzo: Lauren Nelson
Frenchy: Natalie Engh
Marty: Allison Benjamin (understudy Sandy)
Jan: Olivia Voerster
Doody: Benjamin Sayers
Kenickie: Ethan Kalafatich
Sonny Latierri: Luke Pfluger
Roger: Erik Haering (understudy Danny)
Vince Fontaine: Connor Hestwood (understudy Kenickie & dance captain)
Cha-Cha: Alexa Grace LaFontaine Larson (& ensemble)
Eugene Florczyk: Alex Doran
Johnny Casino/Teen Angel: Adam Garrity (understudy Doody)
Miss Lynch: Alexa Sandberg (understudy Frenchy)
Patty Simcox: Aubrie Owen

Andrew Sayers
Anna Avent (understudy Rizzo)
Ava Bartel
Ava Hattenberger
Boon Yang
Brooklin Giddings
Chandler Schmitz
Enya Brett (understudy Miss Lynch)
Erik Rasmussen (understudy Vince Fontaine)
Grace Smith
Haleigh Smith (understudy Patty)
Henry North
Hunter Fizel (understudy Eugene)
Jason Chang (understudy Roger)
Kianna Yasis
Lawson Sharrer (understudy Sonny)
Lindsey Seif
Maren VanDeest (understudy Jan)
Marie Finch-Koinuma
Olivia Vue
Reed Williams (understudy Johnny Casino/Teen Angel)
Savannah John
Sydney Baxter
Sydney Bramel (understudy Marty)

Mar 21st


Grease Callbacks

Author By Carlson

Thank you for your interest in our spring production of Grease! Per district COVID guidelines, we were limited in the number of actors we could call back. If you don’t see your name on the list, please check the website again either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning as there is still a chance you will be on the final cast list.

The following students should plan to be in the theatre by 3pm on Monday, unless a virtual callback was indicated. We saw what we needed dance-wise from the initial auditions, so come prepare to sing and act. Please check your emails ASAP for important audition details.

Adam Garrity
Alexa Sandberg
Allison Benjamin
Anna Avent
Aubrie Owen
Benjamin Sayers
Carter Bannwarth
Chandler Schmitz
Connor Hestwood
Erik Haering
Erik Rasmussen
Ethan Kalafatich
Haleigh Smith
Henry North
Jason Chang
Kianna Yasis
Lauren Nelson
Luke Pfluger
Maren VanDeest
Marie Finch-Koinuma
Natalie Engh
Olivia Voerster
Reed Williams
Sydney Baxter
Sydney Bramel
Victoria Pommalath

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