"The Wizard of Oz" Opens at Lofte Theatre
Manley, NE [July 3, 2014] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ will open on their stage on Friday, July 18. Adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture, this is the story of little Dorothy Gale of Kansas who dreams of what lies over the rainbow. When a twister hits her farm and carries her into another world, we see Dorothy meet the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and many other memorable characters on her journey through Oz.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production stars Becca LuAnn Stouder of Omaha as Dorothy. Caleb Schmucker of Waverly plays the Scarecrow, Andrew Miner of Omaha plays the Tinman and Erik Quam of Omaha plays the Cowardly Lion. Glinda the Good Witch is played by Catherine Bobst of Lincoln and the Wicked Witch of the West is played by Donna Urbanski of Louisville.
‘Wizard’ runs July 18-20, 24-27, 31 and August 1-3. All shows begin at 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees. All seats are reserved and tickets are $19. There is a special luncheon event on July 20, 27 and August 3. For a $20 donation, patrons can eat with Dorothy and her friends at the “Yellow Brick Bistro.” Located on the Lofte’s main stage, patrons will be served an Oz-themed picnic lunch and visit with the main characters. The bistro opens at 12pm which allows plenty of time for pictures and conversation. Lunch is served in a keepsake picnic basket which Dorothy can autograph for you. Patrons do not have to attend the play to come to the luncheon event.
Those interested in tickets, reservations or the luncheon may call the box office at (402) 234-2553.