“Messiah” Opens Lofte’s 39th Season!
Messiah on the Frigidaire
May 23, 24, 28-31, June 5-7
The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight, when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne and best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and commerce. When the appearance makes front page headlines, their trailer park becomes a mecca for miracle seekers and disciples with a political agenda. Soon the crowds multiply like loaves and fishes. Through the ordeal, these three undergo an evolution in their relationships and they are forced to come to grips with their lowly status in the caste system of the rural south. More than just a comedy, “Messiah” will take audiences on a roller-coaster ride through laughter and tears.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, Brenna Thompson of Lincoln plays Lou Ann. Her husband Dwayne is played by Scott Seelhoff of Fremont. Her best friend Betsy is played by Chelsea Lulla of Ashland. Michael Magrans and Dan Ryberg of Omaha, Jestin Jones of Lincoln, Denise Schroeder of Gretna and Will Jones of Manley round out the talented cast.
General admission tickets are $19 and can be purchased by contacting the Lofte Box office at (402) 234-2553.
‘Sleeping Beauty’ Auditions
Missoula Children’s Theatre Residency
June 8 at 10am
Ready or not, here they come! It’s time for the summer children’s theater event! This year, the Missoula Children’s Theatre Directors are bringing their little red truck filled with set pieces, props and costumes for, ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Rest assured, there are several parts available for both boys and girls.
Auditions take place at the Lofte on Monday morning, June 8 beginning at 10am. We suggest arriving at 9:45 to allow time for registration. Children who will be entering first grade through the seventh grade are eligible. There are parts for approximately 60 children as well as opportunities for Assistant Directors and Light Booth operators. The cast list will be announced at noon, immediately following the audition process. While not all actors are required for all rehearsal times, your child should have a clear schedule June 8-12, 10am-2:30pm. Make sure to pack them a lunch as little actors get hungry!
There will be two public performances on Saturday, June 13, 3pm & 6pm. Tickets are FREE for all season ticket holders. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $8.
This is an amazing experience for the kids and the Lofte is proud to be able to host it. We especially thank Pinnacle Bank in Louisville and Plattsmouth State Bank for their sponsorship. Those with questions may contact Anne Pope at LoftePR@Lofte.com.