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ERHS theater program takes off


East Ridge High School can add one more thing to its list of firsts this year -- the first ever school musical

"We only get one chance to start a program, to develop a curriculum and establish traditions -- we only get one chance to do it right," said

ERHS theater director Amanda Hestwood. "It's been the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of my life -- it's been overwhelming and stressful, amazing and beautiful."

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.