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.

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. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out The Play That Goes Wrong,
coming this May to The Loft Stage!

Feb 22nd


The Play That Goes Wrong Callbacks

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With the winter weather taking place over the next couple days, we have pushed back the 2nd day of auditions and callbacks to Friday, February 24th.

The 2nd day of initial auditions will take place from 3:30-5pm. If you haven’t already registered to audition and would still like to, it isn’t too late. Those that audition on the 2nd day will learn if they received a callback at the end of the audition period.

Callbacks will take place starting at 5pm. The following people from the 1st day of auditions have been called back:

Liam Bennicoff
Sophia Bramel
Michael Edgerton
Maddie Gerber
Riley Hestwood
Bella Jones
Nathan Klimpel
Reece Loveridge
Syndey Segedi
Grace Smith
Amelia Swarts
Leslie Switala
Naomi Tesfaye
Luca Walz

Feb 9th


The Play That Goes Wrong Auditions

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“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.

The Murder at Haversham Manor is as melodrama. Please show me how serious the character is taking the situation. I hate to say “over the top” but somewhere near there. I’d rather see you too big than too small. Here are some character descriptions that may help you.

Chris/Carter: You are director of the play so you want all the blocking perfect.

Robert/Thomas: You are the actor who always wants to do well. A perfectionist in all things . Perfect diction, facial expressions etc.

Dennis/Perkins: You have trouble memorizing lines and you are farsighted. You get mad at yourself.

Max/Cecil: This is your first ever lead. Always been an extra. VEry exciting and also you are very aware that there is an audience reacting to your performance

Sandra/Florence: You are a diva. The always leading lady of this troupe.

Trevor: You have been in the tech booth forever. Bored with it.

Annie: You hate stage managing. NO one respects you or listens to you.

Audition Sides

Play That Goes Wrong Audition Form
Please fill out this form if you are interested in auditioning for the spring play, The Play That Goes Wrong.

* The audition form will not work using your school account. Please use this form only if you DO NOT have an alternative Google Account: Alternate Play That Goes Wrong Audition Form

The first rehearsal of the cast will take place on Friday, February 21st from 3:45-6:45pm in the choir room.

Dec 15th


A Doll’s House Tech Crew

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Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in tech crew for the one-act. We had more people interested in participating on the performance crew than the one-act rules allow us to bring with us, so I had the difficult job of narrowing it down. Please know that I want all of you to be involved in some way, even if you aren’t able to travel with the production, so please join us for set or costume construction. You can find the dates/times we are meeting on the calendar.

Below you will find crew assignments for the performance crew. You must send Jimmy a message via Remind or an email to accept your crew position.

Deck Captain Haejin Lee
Assistant Deck Captain Neela Estochen
Props Captain Howard Reinbold
Stage Running Crew Maia Nguyen
Catie Russell
Roxy Robison
Lighting Crew Leo Ouradnik
Kylie Estochen
Sound Crew Nathan Klimpel
Costume Running Crew Kendall Rander
Make-Up Crew Bella Jones

Dec 9th


A Doll’s House Tech Info

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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. Performance crew positions will be announced by Friday, December 16th. Participation on a production crew does not require registration and is open to anyone who is interested.

Tech Crew Interest Form