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!

Mar 7th


Spring Play Cast List

Author By Administrator

Thank you to each and every one of you who auditioned for Scapino!. We so admire your bravery and hard work; you made this a difficult task for us all, especially with so few roles available. All cast please meet in the black box theatre at 3:15 on Monday 3/12 for an informational meeting and first read through. If you were not cast and are interested in helping the production on the technical crew please attend the tech crew informational meeting on Tuesday 3/13 at 3:15 in the choir room.

Ottavio – Alex Bretoi
Sylvestro – Ethan Williams
Scapino – Alexa Sandberg
Giacinta – Meghan Roeser
Geronte – McCrossen Schiller
Argante – Eric Haering
Leondro – Cam Stevens
Carlo – Joey Engh
Zerbinetta – Ruth Erikstrup
Nurse – Kat Grannis
Head Waiters – Sammy Trevis, Derek Montermini, Adam Garrity
Waitresses (singing) – Elizabeth Avery, Abby Feuer, Meghan Horan, Gabby Franus, Emma Pfeifer, Allison Benjamin

Feb 27th


Spring Play Auditions!

Author By Carlson

Auditions for the spring play, Scapino! by Frank Dunlop, are Monday and Tuesday, March 5-6th in the Black Box Theatre. This fast-past comedy of errors includes singing, acrobatics, and an Italian flare!

The audition schedule is as follows:
Monday from 3:15-5PM
Tuesday from 3:15-4:30PM – callbacks immediately following until roughly 6:30PM

The cast will be announced Wednesday 3/7 and the first read through will be Monday 3/12.

Please dress comfortably and be prepared for movement. See Mrs. Carlson in the theatre office with any questions!

AUDITION FORM – print and bring with to audition:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ucuxZTh1vAfSX-9I7pJVDiBOC96H0YvohwRKznUKMzE/edit?usp=sharing

AUDITION SIDES – hard copies will be provided at auditions, no memorization necessary! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15ukkdPIi6cZxzTJEXr2DFYxU1HGpELlk?usp=sharing


Jan 22nd


Order of Shows for One Act Competition

Author By Leah

Hi all,

Here is the order of performances for Wednesday’s subsections tournament.

Friends and Family are more than welcome to come. The admission is free for subsections.

***It is important to note that once the show has started no one will be allowed in so it is important that friends and family arrive on time.***


Play #1 3:30 p.m. Setup 3:45 p.m. Show PARK HIGH SCHOOL

Play #2 4:25 p.m. Setup 4:40 p.m. Show EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Play #3 5:20 p.m. Setup 5:35 p.m. Show SIMLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Break 6:10-6:30 p.m.

Play #4 6:25 p.m. Setup 6:40 p.m. Show WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Results announced following the last play 7:30 p.m.

There will be no bus back to East Ridge, but students are expected to return after to help unload the truck.


Thank you!!

Jan 3rd


District One Act Festival

Author By Carlson