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!

Aug 30th


Legally Blonde Callback List

Author By Carlson

Thank you to all the amazing talent who auditioned for Legally BlondeIf your name is not on the list below, please remember to check the final cast list again tomorrow; we will be casting people who were not called back. The first cast meeting will be this Thursday at 3:30pm in the choir room. If you are interested in helping the production in another way please come to the technical meeting on Thursday, September 8th in the choir room.

Callbacks will begin at 5:00pm on Wednesday in the theatre. Bring water and dress for movement. Historically, callbacks can be a time-consuming process, so please do your best to clear your schedule that afternoon/evening.

Addison Rohm Kianna Yasis
Alexa Grace LaFontaine Larson Lauren Lee
Andrew Sayers Lawson Sharrer
Anna Avent Layla Bagal
Ava Bartel Luca Walz
Chandler Schmitz Macey Spolidoro
Connor Hestwood Michael Edgerton
Grace Smith Morgan Maki
Haleigh Smith Naomi Tesfaye
Henry North Olivia Vue
Hunter Fizel Sophia Bramel
Isaac Theisen Titus Scribner

Aug 2nd


Floats & Floats

Author By Carlson

Floats & Floats

Saturday, August 20th 9:00am-12:00pm

Join us as we kick off the 22-23 theatre season! We will work together to build our Woodbury Days parade float and enjoy root beer floats afterward.

Meet in the scene shop – enter through the black box doors. Wear closed-toe shoes and painting clothes. Bring a friend – all are welcome, especially new Lofties!

Jul 19th


The Loft Stage Summer Workshop

Author By Carlson

Register through Community Education HERE.

Jul 15th


Legally Blonde Auditions

Author By Carlson

“Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Legally Blonde The Musical is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.” (Music Theatre International)

Please note: All ethnicities and genders are welcome to audition with particular encouragement to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, People of Color and Trans artists.The Loft Stage employs color-conscious and gender imaginative casting for all roles, as culturally appropriate to the telling of the story. Even if you do not see yourself directly reflected in the roles/shows, please feel welcome to submit your audition.

Any role can be played by a person of any gender. Some characters may be male or female presenting, but the performer cast can be any gender.

A full list of characters can be found HERE. These are only the principal and supporting roles. There is a large ensemble of characters in addition to those listed.

Students will use the following Google form to register for auditions: Audition Form

* The audition form will not work using your school account. Please use this form only if you DO NOT have an alternate Google account: Alternate Audition Form

Important dates:  There should be NO CONFLICTS after MEA. Tech is November 5-10. Performances are November 11-13 and 18-20.

If you have any questions about the show or the rehearsal process, please reach out to director Kajsa Jones-Higgins (kjones@theloftstage.org) or assistant director Katie Carlson (kcarlson1@sowashco.org).

May 24th


Heathers Cast List

Author By Administrator
Veronica Sawyer Lauren Nelson
J.D. Erik Haering
Heather Chandler Ava Bartel
Heather McNamara Sky Bramel
Heather Duke Ava Hattenberger
Martha Dunnstock Sara Cross
Ram Sweeney Diago Paredes
Kurt Kelly Logan Schlosser
Ram’s Dad / Big Bud Dean Erik Rasmussen
Kurt’s Dad / Veronica’s Dad Jason Chang
Coach Ripper Triston Her
Ms. Fleming Sydney Baxter
Principal Gowan Elizabeth Avery
Ensemble Bella Bovitz
Eliana Hoidale
Julia Lawson
Kate Thurlow
Kenji Yang
Ky Tolbert
Lauren Lee
Macey Spolidoro
Riley Hestwood
Trinity Hobot
Yeram Hong