And out of the basement shall come a Church Basement program of good tidings, great humor and joy! The ladies are serving it up again - this time around it's an all-new holiday show! On Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. the Struthers Library Theatre will present "Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas." Troupe America, Inc., a professional touring company, is the producer of the nationally acclaimed musical comedy, Church Basement Ladies.
"Away in the Basement" takes us back to 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. In the midst of holiday preparations and sprinklings of love in the air, the ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating their own memories from Christmases past and present. Content to do things the way they have always been done yet pondering new ideas, the reality of everyday life hits home as they plan the Sunday School Christmas Program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, several of the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the treat bags filled with apples, peanuts and ribbon candy while the others put the final touches on the nativity pieces. As they mend old bathrobe costumes and discuss the politics of who's going to play the various roles, little do the ladies know what surprises are in store for them. Known for their hilarious antics and subtle charm, the Church Basement Ladies are once again called upon to step in and save the day!
In developing an all-new holiday show "Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas" is the third installment in the highly successful Church Basement Ladies series. All three installments of the musical comedy Church Basement Ladies are inspired by the books of authors/humorists, Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the bestseller "Growing Up Lutheran." Audiences instantly fell in love with "Church Basement Ladies" and it has grown to be the most successful show produced both locally and nationally by Troupe America in its twenty-five year history.
Photo by Paul Nixdorf
Clockwise from top to bottom: Greta Grosch (Mrs. Gilmer Gilmerson-Mavis, holding the star), Middle: Dorian Chalmers (Mrs. Elroy Engelson-Karin), Tara Borman (Beverly Engelson), Robbie Mancini (Mrs. Lars Snustad-Vivian), Bottom: Tim Drake (Pastor).
Seats for this event are reserved and prices are $22.50, $20, and $17.50. There is a discount rate for groups of 12 or more. You may order your ticket online at www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com or at the theater office, call 814-723-7231. Handicapped seating and assisted listening devices are available by reservation. "Away In the Basement" is the perfect show for the whole family this Christmas season and is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Warren County.