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A New Generation Brings ‘Godspell’ to Life!

Before the Lofte was even “The Lofte,” there was just a bunch of talented individuals in Cass County who wanted to put on a show.  In 1977, the first group of Born-in-a-Barn Players were led by Diane Bjornborg (now Reece) and brought to life the Gospel According to St. Matthew.  Folding chairs were borrowed from a funeral home.  Stage lights were made out of coffee cans and there was no heating or air conditioning.

Fast forward 38 years and you have the same great story with a few added amenities.  Artistic Kevin Colbert will no longer be playing Jesus, but he’s leading a group of talented young people who are excited to bring their very best to a story that has touched millions.  We have a beautiful performance space with comfortable seating and rest assured the air conditioning will be turned on this July! 

Traditionally, ‘Godspell’ is performed with characters wearing nonconventional costumes on a sparse stage.  The costumes help to convey the idea that Christ and his followers were innocents striving to learn the teachings God, but that they did not exactly fit into what the pharisees thought of as normal Jewish society.  The non-traditional stage setting allows the characters move mobility and freedom to bring to life Jesus’ parables.

Filled with beautiful songs such as, “Day by Day,” and “Prepare Ye,” you will be sure to enjoy this uplifting story and want to share it with your friends.

Tickets are $19 per person and advance reservations are suggested.  Please note that the Lofte offers discounted tickets for groups of 20 or more at only $16.50 per person.  This would be a wonderful evening out for you and your friends!

Those who wish to purchase tickets or have questions may contact the box office at (402) 234-2553, or email the box office at

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