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 the Merrill Arts Center and many of our community's best fine arts events. If you have not yet visited
the Loft, check out Medea, coming this January to The Loft Stage!
Congratulations Into the Woods on 29 SpotLight Awards!
Hennepin Theatre Trust has awarded twenty-nine Spotlight awards to East Ridge High School’s production of Into the Woods, performed on The Loft Stage in November. Congratulations to all of the cast, crew and orchestra without whom this accomplishment would not have been possible.
Outstanding Overall Production
Outstanding Overall Performance
Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra
Outstanding Performance by a Chorus
Outstanding Vocal Performance by a Chorus
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role
Brendan Finn as The Baker
Anna Reimann as Cinderella
Quintin Walker as Jack
Samantha Wynn as Little Red Riding Hood
Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role
Abby Winston as The Baker’s Wife
Maggie Eckberg as The Witch
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
Erin Foy as Jack’s Mother
Garrett Hildebrandt as Cinderella’s Prince
Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role
Christina Ippoliti as Rapunzel
Brenna Masgai as The Narrator
Caroline Kieffer as Florinda
Tegan Jones as Lucinda
Clara Grismer as Stepmother
Jeric Basilio as Wolf #1
Carl Erikstrup as Mysterious Man
Mark May as Rapunzel’s Prince
Thomas Sullivan as The Steward
Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role
Kaylee Cates as Granny
Cali Yee as Snow White
Lydia Nelson as The Giant/Elsa
Outstanding Achievement in Sound
Outstanding Achievement in Stage Artistry
Outstanding Achievement in Set Construction
Honorable Mention Achievement in Choreography
Woodbury Bulletin Highlights Miller Brothers
The Woodbury Bulletin featured Shane, Dante and Michael Miller in its article about The Loft Stage’s upcoming production of Into the Woods. The Miller Brothers are a great musical team as DAnte plays in the pit band, Shane runs our lighting crew and Michael plays one of the Three Little Pigs.
Gala and Silent Auction Support Educational Theater
Our 6th annual Gala and Silent Auction will continue to support student opportunities in educational theater through scholarships, workshop opportunities, specialized staff and ongoing programs like the International Thespian Society and the Spotlight Musical Theatre Program.
This year’s event will not only have performances by local recording artist Verskotzi and food catered from Green Mill, Walt Disney Studios will be on hand to help promote the upcoming movie of Into the Woods, opening on Christmas Day. The silent auction will be the best yet with original works of art, sports memorabilia, local restaurants and businesses as well as priceless pieces from our shows.
The gala costs only $10.00 and all proceeds will go to support East Ridge Theater’s education programs. The event begins at 6:00pm on November 7th prior to our 7:30pm opening night performance of Into the Woods.