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!

Dec 13th


Women and War Parent Meeting

Author By Leah

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the parent meeting tonight! Here is a link to the slide show with all of the information we went over in the meeting tonight.

Parent Meeting Presentation

Dec 11th


Play-in-a-Day Festival

Author By Carlson



Join LoftPAC, our student drama club, for our very first Play-in-a-Day Festival this Saturday, December 16th at 7:00PM in the Loft Stage! Students will have 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, and perform a series of one act plays. Can it be done? Come and find out! Admission is free will donation.


We hope to see you there!

Dec 11th


One-Act Tech Crew

Author By Administrator

Thank you to everyone that expressed interest in being part of the performance tech crew for the one-act. As there are a limited number of slots and we need to complete registration by Friday, please find the list of crew members below.

Alli Colberg – Stage Manager / Student Director
Anna Clatanoff – Deck Captain
Liv Meinders – Props Mistress
Jared Doran – Sound Crew
April O’Meara – Lighting Crew
Kate Cristensen – Stage Crew
Sidney Green – Stage Crew
Alya Alderazi – Stage Crew

Please remember that all performance crew members (minus Alli) must put in at least 20 hours in to set/props construction.

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