Church Basement Ladies
by Rialto Theatre

Jan. 17 - Feb. 02, 2020

A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work  there, Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy featuring four  distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food  and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo  changes in 1965. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young  bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, we see them handle a  record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a  Hawaiian Easter fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young,  and keep the Pastor on course while thoroughly enjoying, (and  tolerating) each other as the true "steel magnolias" of the church.  Funny and down to earth, audiences will recognize these ladies as they  witness the church year unfold from below the house of God. 


Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy, book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, and music and lyrics by Drew Jansen. The story is about the ladies that work in the church basement cooking meals for church functions. The musical is inspired by the humorous book Growing Up Lutheran, by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson. Published in 1997, Growing Up Lutheran is a humorous "scrapbook of memories" of what it was like to grow up Lutheran in the Midwest in the 1950s. 

Church Basement Ladies
by Jim Stowell, Jessica Zuehlke, Drew Jansen
Rialto Theatre

January 17 - February 02, 2020
Rialto Theatre
327 S Commercial Street
PO Box 1665
Aransas Pass, TX, 78336

Show dates are January 17—Feb 2, 2020. More forthcoming from Rialto Theater. (Nov. 8, 2019)