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 Triple Threat Girls!
Congratulations to Pari Cariaga, Naomi Ridley and Katherine Spicuzza on their participation in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Triple Threat Competition. All three girls qualified for participation by receiving an Outstanding Performance award in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and put in many extra hours preparing their audition DVD for a panel of judges.
Katherine and Naomi have each earned a place in the final 12 girls and will have a live audition next week to determine the top 6. The top 6 will perform at the Spotlight Awards ceremony on June 3rd at the Orpheum and the winner will earn a trip to New York City to meet with theater professionals about a career in theater.
Congratulations to all of these outstanding women!
StarKIDS Pari Cariaga and Matt Thorsen
Congratulations to Seniors Pari Cariaga and Matt Thorsen who represented East Ridge at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre as part of the Star Kids program. The program celebrates excellence in musical theater from around the Twin Cities. Matt and Pari had a walk-on role in Bye, Bye, Birdie on the mainstage February 7th.
Jamila Joiner a TRIPLE AAA Winner
Jamila Joiner, a stand out performer in our fall musical and recent recipient of a Spotlight Award for Featured Performer has been honored with the Triple A award for Academics, Arts and Athletics. The award recognizes high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the field and on the stage. In addition to her work on the Loft Stage, Jamila participates in track, gymnastics, speech and choir. Congratulations Jamila on such a terrific honor!