Church Basement Ladies


Sat Mar 11 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm


The Muse Theatre LaCrosse, Wisconsin | La Crosse, WI

Church basement ladies is based on the women who work in the church basement cooking up potluck dinners for church fundraisers and funerals.
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Meet four lovable Lutheran ladies you grew up with & loved who serve up Lutefisk & Lefse with love in the Church basement. This charming musical comedy is based on the bestseller Growing Up Lutheran by Janet Letnes Martin & Suzann Nelson. The musical is adapted by Jessica Zuehlke & Jim Stowell, with lyrics by Jim Stowell who also wrote music for How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical.

The musical is set in 1964 in a rural Minnesota Lutheran church that is about to face some changes. Resistant to the change is staunch Norwegian Matriarch Mrs. Lars Snustad (Janet Papenfuss.)

Mrs. Gilmer Gilmerson (Sue Ann Davis Mitley) & Mrs. Elroy Engelson (Vicki Anderson Elwood) & her daughter Signe (Monica Emma Jean Mounts) who attends the University of Minnesota. all have their duties with the record breaking fundraiser. These Norwegian Lutherans are led by Pastor Gunderson (Devin Simko) of the Cornucopia Lutheran Church. These Lutheran lasses share recipes, church gossip and serve up delicious traditional Norwegian faire.

Church Basement Ladies has resonated with Midwest women who grew up in the church. Whether you are Lutheran or Catholic, you know these women from funerals, weddings and potluck suppers held throughout the Midwest still to this day. Grab your church members and make a night of it that you will never forget! Get ready to laugh and cry at these unforgettable characters.


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The Muse Theatre LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 1353 Avon Street, La Crosse, United States

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USD 28.00

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