Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping

  • Posted: May 2, 2012 
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They are servin’ it up again in the Church Basement Kitchen with the sequel to the highly popular musical comedy Church Basement Ladies. This time around, the year is 1969 and the world is changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and woman are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. The Church Basement Ladies take us from serving the High School students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night, to the rise and fall of the Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the House of God! “You’ll laugh until your sidedish hurts” with their hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm from within the church basement. This is most certainly true.

A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel
Inspired by the best-selling book
Growing Up Lutheran
by Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson

Written by Greta Grosch
Music & Lyrics by Drew Jansen and Dennis Curley
Director Curt Wollan
Produced by Troupe America,Inc. and Curt Wolan, Executive Producer Originally opened at the Plymouth Playhouse in March 2008


Art Fegan
Art Fegan Entertainment, Inc.
320 Old Hickory Blvd.
Unit 408, Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: (615) 646-9606

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St. Paul Pioneer Press / Dominic Papatola

“Still dishing out the good stuff.”
“… second serving spiced with the same humor…”
“… the ladies are back… and there still cookin’.”
“…homey, well-observed, tuneful endeavor. Spot-on in tone and smartly performed.”

Star Tribune / Graydon Royce

“those who missed the first service should welcome the second chance.”
“Fans of the first… should find every reason to like this version.”
“Church Basement Ladies 2 … cooks!”
“…Janet Paone’s Vivian is nothing short of brilliant”
“…this version sends away with more to think about…”
“… brisk staging… great rapport and playfulness…”

98.5 KTIS/Mornings / Pam Lundell

“A big helping of fun and no leftovers”
“I laughed, I cried, I bought a pair of sensible shoes “

Sally Thompson / Sun Newspapers

“… cooks up another tasty offering.”
“Church Basement Ladies” was such a delightful show that only one thing could top it – “Church Basemen Ladies 2: Second Helpings,” of course.”
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then laugh some more.”
“It’s a show everyone will enjoy.”

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