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P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

402-234-2553

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2019 Special Events
Love Is On The Air:
Valentine's Day Dinner Theatre
February 15 & 16 at 7 PM Admission: $35

Take a romantic step back in time as radio station LOFTE is on the air. Join us for dinner and an old-time radio show featuring the song stylings of The Tritones. Cash bar will be available!

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Menu: Grilled chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, twice baked potatoes, mix of roasted vegetables, and cake!

Jimmy Weber with Special Guest
Morgan McAndrew Thompson
March 2 at 7 PM Admission: $20

Jimmy Weber has shared the stage with country music royalty such as Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and many more. He’s a recently retired Veteran from the U.S. Air Force with 24 years of service and has performed for U.S. troops in the Middle East on numerous tours. We are honored to have Jimmy perform on the Lofte stage for a memorable evening of story and song!

Missoula Children’s Theatre
June 15 at 3 PM & 6 PM 
Admission: Adults $10, Kids $8

Internationally known for their work with young artists, The Lofte is proud to host the Missoula Children’s Theatre again for the 2019 season. Open auditions for all children entering first through seventh grade will be held on Monday, June 10th at 10am! Camp runs June 10-14 with performances on Saturday, June 15th at 3pm and 6pm.

The Jolly Rogers Get Manley
July 13 at 7 PM  Admission: $15

The Jolly Rogers invite you to join in on the fun as they record their Lofte show for their 30th anniversary CD/DVD release! The Jolly Rogers are a ribald crew of singing-comedy pirates that have proudly been the source of first-rate maritime music for almost 30 years. Locals may remember The JR’s from their run at The Renaissance Faire of the Midlands at Iowa Western Community College (1991-2003). Break out your peg-legs and pirate outfits for a costume contest judged by The JR’s themselves!

 

Come on down, get your pirate on, and help us kick off The Lofte’s summer musical - The Pirates of Penzance! The Jolly Rogers rate their show a very light PG-13 due to suggestive dialog and heavy-handed and thinly-veiled innuendo. The JR’s are clever and naughty (like Benny Hill), not crass and dirty!

Laughs at the Lofte
Aug 17 at 7 PM  Admission: $15

Nationally touring comedian, Aubree Sweeney, will be back on The Lofte stage this season, her favorite place in the world. Aubree’s show consists of family-friendly, wholesome comedy that will keep you laughing all night long. This season Aubree will be joined by musician and comedian, Tom Lucas. Tom’s music includes Pop Folk, humor, songs that tell stories, and parodies. Both Aubree and Tom are Born-in-the-Barn Players and are excited to return to The Lofte stage. They invite you to share an evening of laughs, songs, and memories.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
November 8 & 9 at 7 PM  Admission: $35

Join us for an evening of ferocious fun.  A murderer is on the loose and you might be next!  Enjoy a delicious catered meal on the Lofte’s stage and keep your eyes (and ears) open for possible clues.  Don’t be scared.  A cash bar will be available!    

Veteran’s Day Program
November 10 at 2 PM  Admission: FREE

There are none more deserving of a special music event than our nation’s servicemen and women.  Bring the whole family to this patriotic performance and enjoy a lively concert free of charge!  The hour-long event will include both old and new compositions that celebrate America and her extraordinary military heroes.   

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