The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley will stage the ice fishing musical,  Guys on Ice by Fred Alley and James Kaplan October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, and 28.

Set in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (a real place), on shores of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, Guys on Icespends a day in the life of Marvin and Lloyd — fishing buddies and homegrown philosophers. With musical numbers like, “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit”, “The Wishing Hole,”  “Fish is the Miracle Food” and “The One That Got Away,” Guys on Ice is not only an anthropological study but a great musical comedy as well.

“While Manley, Nebraska may not exactly be the first place you think of when it comes to ice fishing, we are so excited to bring this endearing, and very popular little musical to life. What’s even more exciting, is that The Lofte is the first theatre in the state of Nebraska to produce Guys on Ice. This is a very big deal for our theatre and our audiences! And I guarantee our audiences are going to love this production.” said Lofte Community Theatre Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert.

The cast of Guys on Ice includes Lofte Community Theatre stage veterans Scott Pope of Eagle, Doug Rothgeb of Omaha, and Jon Kruse of Plattsmouth (last seen in the season’s The Odd Couple). The show is directed by Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert.

Tickets for Guy on Ice can purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at  and clicking on “Tickets”. Curtain time for the show is 7 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community Theatre or visit

The Lofte will also be hosting a pre-show fish fry on Friday, October 26th. Tickets for the fish fry are $10 each and can be purchased by calling the the box office at 402-234-2553. Tickets for the fish fry will also be available for $12 at the door. The fish fry will begin at 5:30 pm.

About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall.  Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually.