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 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.

Jan 9th

2014

District One Act Play Festival

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Join all three District #833 high schools for the fifth annual District One Act Play Festival on January 24th at 6:30pm at the Loft Stage. Each high school will perform their competition one act play for an evening of unforgettable theater. Tickets are only $5.00 and will be sold at the door. Please come to support all of our district students as they move through competition season.

Jan 9th

2014

Congratulations Techies on your Spotlight Awards!

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Three of our finest theater technicians have been honored by the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Awards. Congratulations to all three of these outstanding individuals!

Alex Berger received an Outstanding Achievement in Assistant Direction/Stage Management.

 
Henry Anderson received an Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

 
Katie Thoreson received an Honorable Mention for Properties Design

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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