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. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out The Drowsy Chaperone, coming to the Loft Stage this November!
NOVEMBER 1-10 The Drowsy Chaperone

In this Tony-award-winning musical farce, the unnamed protagonist (man in a chair) seeks solace from his blues by tuning in to his favorite, albeit fictional, musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. As his record playing fills his lonely apartment, so too does the musical itself! A show within a show, the story deals with love, mistaken identity, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, all wrapped up in a satirical bow. You won't want to miss this jazzy and hilarious show!

May 24th


Auditions for Les Mis!

Author By Carlson

New this year, we will audition for our fall musical, Les Miserables, the last week in August. If for some reason a student is unable to attend auditions due to summer conflicts, please contact director Kajsa Jones at kjones@theloftstage.org ASAP so we can arrange an alternative audition time.

Prior to auditioning, actors and actresses must complete the following online form: https://goo.gl/forms/olFLqwf0SVlAtw1F2

Auditions will take place Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th at 3:30pm in the Loft Stage. Students need only come to one of these two audition days – we encourage returning Lofties to audition on Monday if at all possible. For the audition, students may prepare a song in the vocal styling of the show or learn a song (“Do You Hear the People Sing?”) from Les Mis at auditions. Sheet music for that selection is attached for perusal. Auditions will also include brief acting exercises and there a dance call, both Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. Pease wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, August 29th at 3:30pm in the choir room (rm. 1055). As students prepare for and consider the many dynamic roles this production has to offer, please do not feel limited by the age and/or gender of characters. The creative team is open to actor interpretations and risk-taking.

Any additional questions regarding auditions can be sent to director Kajsa Jones (kjones@theloftstage.org) or assistant director Katie Carlson (kcarlson@theloftstage.org).

CLICK HERE to view sheet music for auditions.


May 18th


The 2018-2019 Season Announced!

Author By Carlson

Apr 23rd


Scapino! Tickets on Sale!

Author By Carlson

Tickets are now on sale for our spring play, Scapino!, through our trial ticketing system BookTix.com.

Here is the link to purchase online: https://erhsmn.booktix.com/

We are trying a hybrid seating option where much of the seating is still general admission ($5 for students/seniors and $7 for adults) but there is also a reserved seating section available ($6 for students/seniors and $8 for adults).

Hard copy tickets may be picked up at the box office the day of the performance. There will still be tickets for sale at the door before each show.