Church Basement Ladies is based on the humorous novel
Growing Up Lutheran by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson with a book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke and music and lyrics by Drew Jansen. Authors Martin and Nelson
joined forces with Twin Cities based production company Troupe America, Inc. and its Executive Producer Curt Wollan to transform their book into a new musical comedy that has subsequently been enjoyed by countless audiences across the country. Directed by Patti Laird, Musical Director, Douglas McCall and Choreographed by Hannah Botsford.
The show will be presented at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5402 W. Genesee St, Camillus, NY on Friday and Saturday evenings from May 11 - 26 at 8 PM. Tickets for the show are $15.00 Adults, $10.00 Students/Seniors. For more information or to make reservations, patrons can call (315) 952-7467.
The talented cast includes Victoria King as Vivian, Kathy Egloff as Mavis, M. Marie Beebe as Karin, Marlina Beebe as Signe, and Doug McCall as Pastor Gunderson.
The Synopsis: Throughout America church basement kitchens are thought to be the heart and soul of many churches. Church Basement Ladies introduces us to four unique women and the pastor that are the heart of the church. They run the kitchen and cook the food in order to take care of the congregation, all the while solving problems like the Lutfisk dinner, a funeral, an Easter fundraiser and of course a wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, have fun, instruct the young and of course keep the pastor on due course.