Cass County Fair Schedule published - August 5-8, 2015
‘Godspell’ Brings Gospel to Life on Lofte Stage
Manley, NE [July 6, 2015] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces its 2015 summer musical “Godspell” will open on Friday, July 17. Written by Michael Tebelak and music by Stephen Schwartz (composer of ‘Pippin’ and ‘Wicked’) “Godspell" is the fun, modern retelling of the New Testament parables from the Gospel of Matthew. Young men and women forsake their jobs and take up the mantle of Jesus Christ to become His disciples. Through song and dance, they spread Christ’s message of love and tolerance as they move closer to his betrayal at the hands of Judas.
When the Lofte first opened its doors in 1977, it did so with a group of young people who produced “Godspell.” Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water played the part of Jesus. Now, thirty-nine years later, Mr. Colbert is the Lofte’s Artistic Director and leading another group of talented young actors to bring this timeless story to life. Performed on a large set, styled to resemble a warehouse, a live orchestra will accompany the actors and even provide some of the background vocals.
Josh Parker of Bellevue plays the lead role of Jesus. John the Baptist/Judas is played by Ross Mumford of Lincoln. The rest of the cast includes Catherine Bobst and Wade Mumford of Lincoln, Jessie Kellerman of Bellevue, Matt Bailey of Springfield, Ellie Kroeger of Omaha, Piper Monson of Brock, Aaron Spracklin of Elmwood and Noelle Bohaty of Columbus, Ohio.
Production dates for the play are July 17-19, 23-26, 31 and August 1, 2. Curtain times are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday. All Sundays are 2pm matinees. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or by visiting the Lofte’s website www.Lofte.com.
Back row L-R: Josh Parker, Piper Monson, Noelle Bohaty, Matt Bailey, Wade Mumford, Ellie Kroeger, Ross Mumford
Front row L-R: Jessie Kellerman, Aaron Spracklin and Catheirne Bobst
Anyone who is operating an UTV/ATV on the city streets, needs to stop by the City office and register that vehicle. There is a $25 fee and we need to see proof of insurance and a valid drivers license. Tags for the UTV/ATV’s are valid from January 1st thru December 31st of the current year.
Due to construction on the south side of the school, neither the high school or elementary south doors will be open. Please use the northwest doors until further notice.
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Auditions for ‘Proof’ at Lofte Community Theatre
Manley, NE [June 29, 2015] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding open auditions for the award-winning play, ‘Proof’ on July 20 and 21 at 7pm. Written by David Auburn, this play won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 2001.
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for two women and two men to bring this story to life. Catherine is the brilliant daughter of an esteemed mathematician who has just died after a prolonged mental illness. One of the professor’s students has discovered a wealth of cutting-edge calculations and assumes they are the work of his late mentor. Can Catherine provide proof that the work is hers, and that she’s not mentally ill like her father?