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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.

Dec 2nd


Medea Call backs

Author By Leah

Hello everyone, If you have received a callback please come to the black box tomorrow after school. Let me know if you have any questions! -Leah

Victoria P.
Baylee S.
Elizabeth A.
Meghan H.
Erik H.
Erik R.
Alex D.
Olivia V.
Emma L.
Ava C.
Anya Lu.
Ava H.
Megan M-H.
April O.

Nov 13th


One Act Auditions – Medea

Author By Carlson

Auditions for our one act play will be held the first week in December in the black box theatre. Students should prepare a brief dramatic monologue for Monday’s audition. Tuesday’s callbacks will include sides from the actual show. The original adaptation can be found attached.

Prior to auditioning, all actors are expected to fill out the following audition form: https://forms.gle/ik8vKqQZMt2oDqVq5

Please email one act director Leah Jensen with any questions (ljensen@theloftstage.org)

Oct 1st


Can I Bring My Kid to the Show?

Author By Carlson

Before any form of media is consumed, many parents ask themselves an important question: “is this movie/show/play child appropriate?”

While an inarguably important question, the subjectivity of the response is definitely debatable. Even with seemingly-objective measures like PG or PG-13 film ratings, there is still room for disagreement. For example, The Lego Movie is rated PG but so is Jaws. Would you show both films to your five-year-old? Deciding whether or not something is suitable for your child is a deeply personal decision, one that we would never want to coerce one way or another. That said, there are certain aspects about our fall production, The Drowsy Chaperone, that are more mature in nature. For example, there are overt romantic situations but the comedic tone spins these encounters as more silly than sexual. There is no foul language but there are references to alcohol and mild innuendo – both of which will likely go over the heads of younger audiences. By and large, Drowsy is an upbeat comedy that will keep audiences of all ages engaged and entertained. If you have any specific questions about content, feel free to email director Kajsa Jones (kjones@theloftstage.org).

Sep 10th


The Drowsy Chaperone Parent Info

Author By Administrator

For those that were unable to attend the parent meeting or wanted to review the presentation again, you can find it here:

Parent Meeting Presentation

Sep 5th


Drowsy Chaperone Tech Info

Author By Administrator

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 once we start assigning crew roles. Please note that only performance crew positions are assigned and production crews are open to anyone who has registered and would like to join.

Tech Crew Interest Form