East Ridge High School Theatre Department
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About Us

The East Ridge High School Theatre Department produces high-quality productions for the South Lake County community.

Theatre Director - Taylor Smith

Technical Director - Martin Rohleder

Dance Director - Jenn Stewart

Musical Director - Chelsea Spits

We have the privilege of offering a multitude of courses for our students to thrive in the performing arts. Our Musical Theatre class produces our mainstage musicals, such as 42nd STREET, SHREK, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, while the Theatre classes produce plays in our Blackbox Theater, “Santo’s Barn Theater.” Sets are designed and built by our Tech Theatre: Set Design classes and our costumes are constructed by our Tech Theatre: Costume Design classes. We also offer Pre-AP classes in dance and theatre, as well as advanced acting courses.



Seating for nearly 500 guests, the East Ridge High Auditorium is the home to many large musicals each year. Most shows are created for Mainstage by the joint teamwork of Musical Theatre class and Technical Theatre classes.

Click here to view the upcoming Mainstage season.

Click here to purchase tickets for our next Mainstage production.


Santo’s Barn Theater

Seating available for 50 guests, our Blackbox Theater provides actors and audience members an up-close and often, interactive experience with the show.

Barn shows are usually organized by the Theatre classes, and are typically straight plays - but occasionally musicals and open audition shows for smaller casts are performed.