Peter and the Starcatcher

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Our spring play, Wendy & Peter Pan, pays homage to the original J.M. Barrie Peter Pan but brings some of the characters and content into the 21st century. Many of the beloved characters like Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and more are still there but with a modern twist. Beyond battling the ruthless Captain Hook, these characters grapple with what it truly means to be lost and how resiliency and courage can transcend both death and time. On the production side of things, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re bringing in a professional fly company and, for the first time ever, we will have students flying on stage!

Tickets are currently available for purchase using the link above!

Thespian Festival Recap:

  • Congrats to Carter and Allison for superiors!
  • If interested in becoming a State Thespian Officer, talk to Maggie

Play-in-a-Day Recap:

Spring Play Tech:

  • 10 hours minimum required when in the show
  • If you weren’t at tech meeting today and want to participate, email Jimmy

Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong:

  • Friday, May 10th @ 8pm Orpheum
  • 30 seats available….$48 per ticket (busing and show)
  • Sold on Loft Store
  • Permission slip needed

Relay For Life Committee:

  • Text Elizabeth to join (651-508-2361)
  • Help plan, bring materials, etc!

Dialect Workshop:

  • DATE CHANGED to Wednesday, March 6 from 3:30-5:30 in Black Box
  • 1 hour Standard British and 1 hour Cockney (should come to both:))

Actors Needed:

  • Friday, April 26 from 9:39-11:31am we are collaborating with Woodbury Police Department to stage a mock crash (11th and 12th graders interact/participate)
  • Prep begins at 8am April 26
  • Roles needed: student driver, student fatal, mother of fatal, father of fatal, student critical, student minor injury
  • Best if mother and father characters of student fatal are actual parents, but if they are uncomfortable with that, other adults will work!
  • Talk to Mrs. Carlson if interested!

Officer Applications:

  • Meghan H and Elizabeth are co-chairs! Positions available: Historian, Community Outreach, Community Building
  • Application:
  • Due by April 1…Voting begins April 5…Voting ends April 10

Remember: The character you reveal when you see the cast list is far more important than the character you play in a production. Choose creation over destruction, always. ❤

Thank you to all of the amazing talent who auditioned! For those of you who did not make the cast, do not feel discouraged. There were so many talented students and so few roles to fill. Please don’t stop auditioning because you all have wonderful gifts to share with the East Ridge theatre program! If you are still interested in being involved in other areas of the production, please attend the tech meeting Friday at 4:00PM in the choir room.

Cast members! There will be a read through Thursday after school at 3:30PM in the black box theatre. Make sure to bring a notebook and pencil. (more…)

Thank you to all of the amazing talent who auditioned for Wendy and Peter Pan and please remember to check the final cast list, as we will be casting people who were not called back. The first rehearsal will be this Thursday at 3:30pm in the black box. If you are interested in helping the production in another way, please attend the tech meeting on Friday, March 1st at 4:00pm in the choir room.

Abby Feuer
Adam Garrity
Alexa Sandberg
Alex Bretoi
Alex Doran
Allison Benjamin
Baylee Stevenson
Benjamin Sayers
Cam Stevens
Elizabeth Avery
Erik Haering
Erik Rasmussen
Ethan Williams
Gabby Franus
Grace Loetz
Iris youngdahl
Jack Johnson
Janie Mooreland
Jonas Hallstrom
Kat Grannis
Lauren Nelson
Makenna Sandberg
Maggie Barringer
Maren Vandeest
McCrossen Schiller
Meghan Horan
Meghan Roeser
Olivia Voerster
Reed Williams
Sammy Trevis
Victoria Pommalath

Callbacks are WEDNESDAY after school in the black box theatre. Please wear comfortable clothes and be ready to act your faces off! Good luck to everyone! See Mrs. Carlson in the theatre office if you have any further questions.

Winter Service Project Recap
-baked goods / cards for Woodbury Public Safety and ERHS custodial staff

Play in a Day 2.0
-Feb 14-15
-Harvard Speech Tournament weekend
-Leah Jensen is advisor
-3 or 4 shows based on interest < fill out
-Thursday auditions in choir room @5pm
-Friday directors meet at 7am and actors go from 8am-9pm
-Location is Loft Stage
-Mrs. Carlson will email you if you are selected as playwright or director
-Meghan Horan will hosts playwrights overnight!

Thespian Festival
-7 (maybe 6) going
-more info (and NIES info) soon
-we will arrange rides
-super fun!!!

Thespian Points / Lettering
-points updated on google spreadsheet (shared with apps account) and Nolan is doing shop hours now:)

Wendy and Peter Pan
-shows are May 2-5 (6 total, 5 open to public)
-fill out google form online!
-dress ready to move
-no preparation needed (do not need accents unless you are COMFORTABLE with one)…cold read scenes
-script online! Password is happythought
-rough cast size of 25 with character breakdown online
-see Mrs. Carlson with any questions!

Dialect Workshop
-second week in March
-british and cockney
-Keely Wolter, MA Voice Studies (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and BA Theatre (Viterbo University)
-Credentials: Guthrie BFA, Jungle Theater, Theater Latte Da, Park Square, Penumbra, History Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Old Log, Artistry, Minnetonka High School, and more!

NYC Meeting
-Feb 13 @6pm in choir room
-bring parent / guardian!

Spring Dates at a Glance
-Les Mis Viewing Party (TBD, April 5th?)
-Spring Play (May 2nd-5th)
-Banquet (Tues., May 7 in Loft)
-Officer applications due (early April)
-Officer voting (end of April)
The Play that Goes Wrong (May 10th @ 8PM) (during NIETOC)
Dear Evan Hansen (June 5th @ 7:30 PM)
-Relay for Life (June 7th, 6 PM-6 AM @ the Nest)
-Spotlight Showcase (June 10th)
-NYC Trip (June 11-15th)

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