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Church Basement Ladies

Church basement ladies is based on the women who work in the church basement cooking up potluck dinners for church fundraisers and funerals.

By The Muse Theatre

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Date and time

March 10 · 7pm - April 1 · 9pm CST


The Muse Theatre LaCrosse, Wisconsin 1353 Avon Street La Crosse, WI 54603

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No Refunds

About this event

Meet four lovable Lutheran ladies 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.

Mrs. Gilmer Gilmerson (Sue Ann Davis Mitley) & Mrs. Elroy Engelson (Vicki Anderson Elwood) & her daughter Signe (Samantha Schell) who attends the University of Minnesota. all have their duties with the record-breaking fundraiser. These Norwegian Lutherans are led by Pastor Gunderson (Daniel Norton) of the Cornucopia Lutheran Church. These Lutheran lasses share recipes, church gossip and serve up delicious traditional Norwegian faire. Mrs. Lars Snustad (Janet Papenfuss)the staunch Norwegian matriarch, is resistant to change.

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.

Directed by Vicki Anderson Elwood & Josh Knetter

Musical Director-Josh Knetter

Stage Design -Don Elwood

Costumes-Vicki Elwood

Cameo -Ann Karen Gronbeck Peterson

Handsome Harry-Josh Knetter

Box Office-Melinda Hadley

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The Muse Theatre

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