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 Woodbury Community Theater, East Metro Symphony Orchestra and many of our community's best fine arts events. If you have not yet visited the Loft, check out Wendy and Peter Pan, coming to the Loft Stage this May!
MAY 2ND-5TH Wendy & Peter Pan

Wendy & Peter Pan pays homage to the original J.M. Barrie Peter Pan but brings some of the characters and content into the 21st century. Many of the beloved characters like Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and more are still there but with a modern twist. Beyond battling the ruthless Captain Hook, these characters grapple with what it truly means to be lost and how resiliency and courage can transcend both death and time.

Dec 7th


Congratulations to the Cast, Crew and Orchestra of Joseph

Author By Administrator

Once again, I want to congratulate you all on your hard work and dedication to our production. Keep in mind that all artistic feedback is subjective and there are many factors that contribute. I hope you’ll use this as an opportunity to both feel encouraged and find the areas where you can continue to grow as young artists! Please meet in the choir room following the LoftPAC meeting tomorrow (Friday) to go over our feedback together.

I’m available for any and all questions and continue to be as proud of you as ever.

– Kajsa

2017-18 Spotlight Education Honors for
East Ridge High School’s production of

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Achievement in Musical Theatre
Honorable Mention
Overall Production
Honorable Mention
Overall Performance
Ensemble Performance
Vocal Performance by an Ensemble
Student Orchestra
Honorable Mention
Overall Technical Team
Honorable Mention
Technical Crew
Honorable Mention
Light & Sound Board Operators
Honorable Mention

Individual Awards

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
McCrossen Schiller as Potiphar
Ethan Williams as Simeon
Honorable Mention for Performance in a Leading Role
Kat Grannis as Narrator
Abby Feuer as Narrator
Tony May as Joseph
Honorable Mention for a Performance in a Supporting Role
Jack Johnson as Pharoah
Adam Ryerse as Reuben
Outstanding in Technical Leadership
Sophie Pfluger as Set Designer
Jared Doran as Stage Manager
Evaluator Shout-Out
Luke Pfluger
Aresema Belai

Dec 6th


Women and War Cast

Author By Leah

Thank you so much to all who auditioned this week! Simply put it was amazing to see all of the talent that the Loft Stage has! Please know that casting is one of the hardest parts of the process for me as a director. Especially since I can only have twelve folks in the cast. I encourage anyone who was not cast to join us on Friday for the tech meeting. If you are cast we start tomorrow at 3:30 in the black box!

Buddy- Adam Garrity

Helen- Maren Van Deest

Jack- Jonas Hallstrom

Betsy- Allison Benjamin

Johnny- Ethan Willams

Agnes- Megan Horan

Desert Storm Captain (Hank)- Nolan Sherburne

Vietnam Marine- Alex Fisher

Doughnut Girl- Janie Mooreland

Specialist Fourth Class Delaney- Carolyn Lanz

Vietnam Nurse- Emma Lily

Westren Union Girl- Elizabeth Avery

Dec 5th


Women and War Callbacks

Author By Administrator
3:30pm Black Box
Elizabeth Avery
Maggie Barringer
Sydney Bramel
Jacqueline Chapek
Alex Fisher
Adam Garrity
Cassie Gleason
Jonas Hallstrom (leave 4:30)
Meghan Horan
Carolyn Lanz (arrive 4:15)
Emma Lilly
Anya Lu
Janie Mooreland
Nolan Sherburne
Maren VanDeest
Ethan Williams
Iris Youngdahl

No need to prepare anything in advance.

Nov 20th


One Act Auditions

Author By Carlson

Before auditioning, please take a moment to fill out the online registration form HERE.

Students will be asked to perform a monologue at auditions. Actors do not have to be confined to the monologues chosen or even the script. If they have another monologue they would like to show us that is fine. Memorization is not required.

Audition monologues can be found HERE.

Students may peruse the entire play script HERE.

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

Sep 19th


Joseph Tickets On Sale!

Author By Carlson

Click the link to access our ticketing system

Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are now on sale! Our new online system, Vendini, allows patrons to select a seat of their choosing and tickets may even be redeemed from a cellphone through the partner application, Walletini. Tickets may also be printed from or picked up at will call the evening of the show. Please email Jeriann Jones, at jjones@theloftstage.org, with all ticketing questions.

Sep 19th


Parent Meeting Recap

Author By Carlson


Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about the East Ridge theatre program! We aim to give students a top-notch theatre education and none of that would be possible without you!

Here’s a recap of the meeting:

  • Student expectations: be on time, be prepared, communicate conflicts proactively, remain in good academic standing, utilize Loft Stage website for calendars
  •  Scene shop rules: safety, dressing appropriately, adult supervision
  • Registration: all participants of the musical will need to register through the activities office FeePay system. The registration fee is $65 and must be paid by September 29th. While registering, please also do the same for LoftPAC, our drama club. There is no fee associated but enrollment allows admin/district a clear picture of participation and can dictate future staffing/funding.
  • T-shirts: pay attention to the Loft Stage website for upcoming Joseph t-shirt orders.
  • Important dates: Please review the slideshow for a list of important/mandatory dates!
  • Remind 101: text Message: text @erhsjo17 to 81010 or Email: send email to erhsjo17@mail.remind.com
  •  Social media: Join us on Facebook, Twitter (@theloftstage), and Instagram (@theloftstage)
  • Tickets: sales will begin tonight! Details can be found on www.theloftstage.org

The presentation shown at tonight’s meeting can be found HERE.

Please fill out the following form to register parent contact information and to indicate area(s) of interest for our various booster committees: Parent Booster Link

Feel free to reach out to myself, any members of the production team, and/or booster leaders with any questions as they arise – we are all in this together!