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"The Forgotten Carols” Kicks Off Christmas Season at the Lofte
Manley, NE [November 28, 2018] -  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces the opening of its Christmas production, “The Forgotten Carols,” on December 2 at 7pm.  The script and original music are written by Michael McLean.  Mr. McLean was the producer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for nearly 20 years.  The music and story are family friendly and will soon have you in the Christmas spirit.   
Directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, "The Forgotten Carols" tells the story of Connie Lou, a nurse whose empty life is changed when Uncle John, a new patient she is attending, recounts the story of Christ's birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately encouraging her to open her heart to the joy of this special season.
 
Sara Mattix of Bellevue stars as Nurse Connie Lou.  Kevin Colbert is pulling double duty in this production both directing and starring in the role of the mysterious Uncle John.  Rounding out the cast are John Bell of Omaha, Brenda Jones of Louisville, Vic Kiefer of Plattsmouth, Lynette Boyce of Lincoln, Brandy Hall of Papillion and Scott Pope of Eagle.  Also in the production is a community choir directed by Brandy Hall.  Choir members include Lyle Reinholz, Megan Lane, Rebecca Adams, Lily Borland, Timothy Campbell Christina Daley, Jeff Hanson, Pat Lane, Jerry Patry, Ken Patry, Kendra Reynolds and Nick Roth all of Omaha, Adele Bakirane, Gabriella Bakirane and Bob Boyce of Lincoln, Jean Colbert and Tyge Thomas of Weeping Water, Molly Feile and Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Ken Snyder, Janet Sorensen, Abraham Vidaurre and Jim Wolcott of Elmwood and Diana Geditz of Louisville.  
Production dates are December 2, 3, 7-10 and 15-17.  Showtimes are 7pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  All seats are reserved and cost $19.  
The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of the town of Manley and their box office number is 402-234-2553.