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 Into the Woods, coming this fall to The Loft Stage!
Into the Woods Cast
Thank you to everyone who auditioned. This was a truly exceptional round of auditions making our decisions very difficult. For those of you who are not on this list, PLEASE continue to work on your singing, acting and dancing and join us next year. Our winter show, Almost, Maine and our spring show The Crucible will also have large casts and we invite you to come out for those shows as well. Finally, please consider participating in our crew for Into the Woods. Our crew meeting is Thursday, September 11 at 3:15pm in the choir room. Please come and learn how you can be a part of what promises to be an outstanding production. Students in the cast should plan to meet on Thursday, September 11th at 3:15pm.
Into the Woods Student Information
Those who are going to participate in the fall musical need to complete their registration by Friday, September 19th. We encourage everyone to fill out their registration early.
Fall Musical Registration (cast, crew and orchestra)
Students should complete the following steps before auditions:
- Fill out the audition form and conflict calendar (with parent signature) BEFORE auditions.
- Sign up on the Loft door for a vocal/acting audition during one of the following times:
- Thursday, September 4 at 3:15 pm
- Friday, September 5 at 3:15 pm
- Students can prepare a vocal audition piece of their choosing or sing a song from the show that the vocal director will select and teach to the whole group. Audition pieces should have an MP3 or CD accompaniment as there will be no accompanist present for auditions and should consist of at least 32 bars. Students can sing anything from their repertoire but are encouraged to sing something in the style of Into the Woods. A pop song is not recommended. Students are encouraged to sing the staff-selected piece if they have not prepared a song in advance (don’t throw it together last minute).
- Audition cuttings, including the vocal piece can be found below!
Students interested in participating on the tech crew for Into the Woods should complete the technical information form, which can be downloaded below. This form should be brought with you to the tech meeting on Thursday, September 11th after school in the choir room. If you are unable to make the tech meeting, please email the form to Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pit Orchestra Information
Students interested in participating in the pit orchestra for Into the Woods should complete the pit orchestra information form, which can be downloaded below. After reviewing the schedule and confirming your availability for all rehearsals and performances, please return the pit orchestra information form to the ERHS Band Office on or before the first audition day on September 3rd.
Purchase a T-Shirt
A limited number of t-shirts have been purchased and will be available for sale to those who are walking in the Woodbury Days and Homecoming parades. Online t-shirt orders are due before September 19th and will be available for pickup a couple weeks later. Please do not order a t-shirt online if you are planning to purchase one before one of the parades.
Purchase an Into the Woods T-Shirt Online
Order a Make-Up Kit
Make-Up kits are available for purchase for those that don’t already have one. All cast members should have their own make-up kit matched to their skin tone. If you don’t know what kit color you need, please see Ms. Verschaetse for assistance.
Order a Make-Up Kit
Audition Application Form
Into the Woods Scene Cuttings
Into the Woods Vocal Cuttings
Baker Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Bakers Wife Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Cinderella Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Jack Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Little Red Call-back Vocal Cuttings
Prince call-back Vocal Cuttings
Witch call-back Vocal Cuttings
Technical Information Form
Pit Orchestra Information Form
Spotlight Showcase 2014
The Lofties brought down the house on Sunday, June 8th at the Spotlight Showcase at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Katherine Spicuzza, Naomi Ridley and Brendan Finn rocked the house as part of the Outstanding performances medley and Maggie Eckberg and Garrett Hildebrandt made us proud with the Honorable Mention winners.
Our Outstanding Orchestra was well represented by Donovan Miller, Isabella Wurm, John Frieberg, Haley Martin and Emily Rau. Our final award of the evening came with the announcement that East Ridge was granted our fourth Community Engagement award!
Naomi Ridley made us so proud with two nights of outstanding performances as she shined in the Triple Threat competition! What an incredible two nights of celebration for East Ridge and the Loft Stage!
HTT Honors Naomi Ridley as a Spotlight Triple Threat
For the second year in a row, Naomi Ridley has been recognized by the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Awards as a Top 12 finalist for their Triple Threat Award. Naomi shined on the Orpheum stage in 2013 and has been invited back for a second attempt to win a trip to New York City filled with amazing opportunities to grow in her chosen profession. Naomi will perform at the June 8 and 9 Spotlight Showcase at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased through Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Katherine Spicuzza, MN Scholar of Distinction
Katherine Spicuzza has been announced as a MN Scholar of Distinction in the Theater Arts. Katherine is a senior at East Ridge who has been an active leader in theater program for the last four years. For the award, Katherine completed many hours of academic theater work including character analysis, play analysis and research journals. In addition to recommendations from theater staff, Katherine also performed an extensive audition and completed a personal interview before final selections were made.
The Loft Stage congratulates Katherine as she heads off to the University of Minnesota in the fall!