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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.

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NOVEMBER 13-15 A Trio of Thrilling Tales

The Cask of Amontillado: Driven by his burning desire to avenge his family’s suffering and father’s death. Montressor tricks his arrogant and boastful archrival into assisting in his own hideous demise.

The Mark of the Beast: A lack of respect for the spiritual power of the Monkey God exacts a horrible price on a soldier.

The Canterville Ghost: Doomed to spend the rest of his life haunting a castle a ghost’s wish is finally granted thanks to a single act of kindness by a child.

Feb 28th


“The Hobbit” Cast List

Author By Administrator
Bilbo Sammy Trevis
Gandolf Elizabeth Avery
Thorin Erik Haering
Gollum Zoe Sellner-Keer
Bard Cam Stevens
Maxwell Meghan Horan
Dork Lauren Nelson
Doof Maren VanDeest
Goblin King Carter Bannwarth
Smaug Lauren Nelson
Dwarves Raaga Podaralla
Bella Jones
Michael Cauthorn
Ella Windle
Alfonso Amores
Emma Lilly
Goblins Alexa Sandberg
Reed Williams
Grace Smith
Lawson Sharrer
Emma Williams
Nathan Klimpel
Men (humans) Alex Doran
Erik Rasmussen
William Dietert
Janie Mooreland
Bella Massa
Fight Captain Alexa Sandberg

Feb 28th


Hobbit Tech Info

Author By Administrator

For those that weren’t able to make the tech crew kick-off meeting, please find the presentation below. If you have questions after reviewing the presentation, please contact the technical director, Jimmy at jstocco@theloftstage.org.

Tech Crew Presentation

Please complete the following tech interest form so that we know what you are interested in doing once we start assigning crew roles. Please note that only performance crew positions are assigned and production crews are open to anyone who has registered and would like to join.

Tech Crew Interest Form

Feb 27th


“The Hobbit” Callback List

Author By Leah

Hello Everyone!

Below is the callback list. If you are not called back don’t despair, the cast list will be posted this weekend. If you have received a called back please meet in the black box after school tomorrow.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Marcie.

Sammy Trevis
Cam Stevens
Maren Van Deest
Alexa Sandberg
Elizabeth Avery
Erik Haering
Alex Doran
Erik Rasmussen
William Dietert
Meghan Horan
Lauren Nelson
Raaga Podaralla
Micheal Cauthorn
Bella Massa
Carter Bannwarth
Bella Jones
Zoe Sellner-Keep

Feb 22nd


Hobbit Audition Sides

Author By Leah

Auditions for the Hobbit are this Wednesday (Feb. 26th) and Thursday (Feb. 27th)! Below are the sides we will be using in auditions. Feel free to study them! Tomorrow we will be posting a video from our assistant director Meredith on some fight moves to study.


If you haven’t filled out an audition form, do so here!



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