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.

Dec 10th


Winter Play Crew

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The crews for the winter play are as follows:

Childhood (Competition One-Act)
Student Director – Alec McCoy
Stage Manager – Jared Doran
Asst. Stage Manager – Anna Clatanoff
Lighting – Jenna Kotz
Sound – Charlotte Sparks

The Long Christmas Dinner
Student Director – Alli Colberg
Stage Manager – Jared Doran
Asst. Stage Manager – Merlin Pooniwala
Lighting – Jenna Kotz / Aleachia Cook
Sound – Alec McCoy / Emma Garrity

Video Crew
Arsema Belai
Anya Lu
Alaina Braunschweig
April O’Meara

All others who expressed interest in participating are part of the set construction and/or costume crew and should register for the non-competition play. If we end up needing additional running crew, they will be selected from those that come to set construction. Please email Jimmy at jstocco@theloftstage.org to accept your position or if you have any questions.

Dec 6th


Winter Play Casts

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Thank you to all who auditioned for the Winter Play. We had far more talent than can be cast and encourage all of you who are not on the list below to stay involved this winter and this spring.

Childhood will rehearse on Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Black Box.

Mother: Erin Foy

Father: Alex Bretoi

Caroline: Meghan Horan

Dodie: Emma Pfeiffer

Billie: Nolan Sherburne


The Long Christmas Dinner will rehearse on Thursday at 3:30pm in the Black Box. Please read the script prior to rehearsal by clicking this link.

Mother Bayard: Elizabeth Avery

Lucia: Kat Grannis

Roderick: McCrossen Schiller

Cousin Brandon: Kevin Hawn

Charles: Ethan Williams

Genevieve: Anya Steffel

Leonora Banning: Cali Yee

Sam: Michael Miller

Young Lucia: Emma Lilly

Young Roderick: Jonas Hallstrom

Cousin Ermengarde: Elisabeth Storm

Nurse: Maggie Barringer


Dec 5th


Winter Play Callbacks

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Thanks to everyone who auditioned. Please be on time for callbacks on Tuesday!


Elizabeth Avery
Erin Foy
Meghan Horan
Alex Bretoi
Maggie Barringer
Ethan Williams
Cali Yee
Max Schiller
Michael Miller
Joey Engh
Nolan Sherburne
Emma Pfefier
Elizabeth Storm
Kat Grannis


Sammy Trevis
Lavonte Smith
Kevin Hawn
Jonas Hallstrom
Derek Montermini
Emma Lilly
Anya Steffel
Alli Colberg
Kailey Courteau
Iris Youngdahl
Allison Dulka
Bella Massa

Nov 30th


Winter Play Tech Meeting

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The tech meeting for the winter play will be on Tuesday, December 6th at 3:15pm in the Choir room. Please fill out the tech crew interest form below either before or after the meeting. The competition crew will be announced by Friday, December 9th.

Tech Crew Interest Form
Tech Meeting Presentation

Nov 30th


Winter Play Auditions

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The Winter Play and Competition One-Act auditions will be on Monday, December 5 th at 4:30pm in the Black Box theatre. Please register for auditions here and come to the LoftPAC meeting/Holiday party after school on Monday for more information.

Attached are copies of the scripts for your perusal.  Youth and Childhood are written by Thornton Wilder and represent two of the plays in his Ages of Man series of one-acts.

Rehearsals will be after school and in the evening, depending on the play so please make sure your conflict schedule covers 3:00pm-9:00pm each day. More information on non-negotiable dates at auditions but we are working closely with speech to make sure both activities will work for kids.

Important Dates

January 21st-(after speech) District One-Act Play Festival at Park High School

January 24 or 25- Subsection competition

February 1-Section Competition

February 3 and 4- Winter Play Performances (after speech)