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“Music Man" opens JULY 22nd

You’ll be tapping your toe and quietly singing along at “The Music Man” this summer! 
76 Trombones
Gary, Indiana
Ya Got Trouble

This is the classic tale of smooth-talking Harold Hill.  He arrives in little River City, Iowa to pull-off his tried-and-true scheme of cheating the community with a scam to equip and train a boys’ marching band.  Things go awry when he falls for the town’s lovely librarian and inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.

Chances are that even if you don’t know the words to the songs, you WILL know someone in the cast.  Artistic Director Kevin Colbert has a cast of FIFTY-THREE individuals to bring River City to life!  Coming from all points between Council Bluffs, Nebraska City and even right here in Manley, the actors and actresses in this show have come from far and wide just to participate in this marvelous family-favorite. 

Playing the sly Harold Hill is Lofte newcomer, Chris Berger of Louisville.  The lovely Marian Paroo is played by Catherine Bobst of Lincoln.  Playing Harold’s old friend Marcellus is Matthew Hansen of Papillion.  Greg Leger of Omaha is River City’s Mayor and Brenda Jones of Louisville plays his wife.  Little Winthrop (Marian’s little brother) is played by newcomer Jude Glaser of Papillion. 

All seats are reserved and cost $19.  There are special discounts for groups of 25 or more.  Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at 402.234.2553. 

Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little Picnic!
Sunday July 24, 31 & Aug  7 at 12pm
$20 (does not include ticket to show)

Looking for a little small-town picnic in the park with some juicy gossip about the locals?  Come to a pre-show luncheon before “The Music Man!” on Sunday July 24, 31 or August 7.  As a special fundraiser event, you can enjoy a catered picnic lunch served on the Lofte stage.  Be served, serenaded and entertained by members of the townspeople of River City!  This special meet-and-greet is a great way to immerse yourself in 1912, River City, Iowa.  Take pictures and have a nice lunch (including homemade pie) before staying for the 2pm matinee! 

Advance reservations are required.  Call the box office at 402.234.2553 today!

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