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 Woodbury Community Theater, East Metro Symphony Orchestra and many of our community's best fine arts events. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out Wendy and Peter Pan, coming to the Loft Stage this May!
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!

Nov 24th

2013

Congratulations Aida on Fourteen Spotlight Awards!

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Hennepin Theatre Trust has awarded eleven Spotlight awards to Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, performed on the Loft Stage in November. In addition to an Outstanding Performance award, East Ridge will receive their  first ever Outstanding Production award and will perform a five minute medley of their show in June at the Spotlight Showcase. Technical achievement awards and Community Engagement awards will be handed out in the spring.

Overall Production

Outstanding Overall Production

Overall Performance

Outstanding Overall Performance

Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra

Individual Awards

Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role

Katherine Spicuzza as Aida

Luke Syrstad as Radames

Naomi Ridley as Amneris

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role

Brendan Finn as Mareb

Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role

Garrett Hildebrandt as Zoser

Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role

Ryan Richardson as Amonasro

Maggie Eckberg as Nehebka

Isaac Sorensen as Pharaoh

Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management/Student Direction

Alex Berger

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Henry Anderson

Honorable Mention in Properties Design

Katie Thoreson

East Ridge Awards Announcement

Nov 13th

2013

Don’t miss the final weekend of AIDA!

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Oct 24th

2013

AIDA Promo Video

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Sep 26th

2013

Making Magic, Defying Gravity

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A benefit supporting the
Educational Theatre Association’s Student Scholarship fund

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) present Making Magic, Defying Gravity, an evening of “behind the curtain” conversation and music with working professionals from the National Touring Company of the Broadway Blockbuster Wicked.

On Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8pm area high school students will join working professionals onstage for an evening of entertainment and conversation in celebration and support of theatre education. Representing Minneapolis and 10 area high schools will be Sophie Geerdes (Blaine), Mitchell Greene (St. Francis), Erin Hartford (Centennial), Zach Hays (Holy Angels), Sharon Houchins (Blaine), Coletrane Johnson (Washburn), Max Mauch-Morff (St. Francis), Corinne Nugent (Shakopee), Abilene Olson (St. Francis), Naomi Ridley (East Ridge), and Isabel Rousmaniere (Minneapolis South).

All proceeds benefit the EdTA Scholarship Fund for students across the country. Since its inception in 2012 Making Magic, Defying Gravity has traveled to over 14 cities across America as an advocacy outreach benefit.

Tickets are $15 and can be reserved online or purchased at the door on the day of the show from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

For more information about this one-night event and the performers, visit EDTA Website

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View the Poster

Aug 26th

2013

Woodbury Magazine feature East Ridge Senior, Katherine Spicuzza

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Check out this article from Woodbury Magazine’s September edition featuring our LoftPAC Co-President’s passion for the theater arts. Click HERE.

Aug 19th

2013

2013 Loft Stage Summer Workshop

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