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CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Rise Up O Men

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Let’s hear it for the boys! Fans of the musical comedy series Church Basement Ladies will finally get to know more about the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran Church, in the new musical comedy, Rise Up O Men. This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who would never leave the basement kitchen unattended, of course (who would make bars for the youth group meeting?). But as they busy themselves with preparations for the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming-and-goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple, Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. Be sure to reserve your seats early as Church Basement Ladies is a real favorite of Van Singel patrons…..and we are thrilled to bring this new installment to you! Reserved seating is $35 for adults and $22 for students. Call the box office at 616.878.6800 or order on-line (additional fees will apply for on line orders).

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Rise Up O Men
  • Times:  Starts at 7:30 PM
  • March 26, 2019 to March 26, 2019
  • Van Singel Fine Arts Center
  • See below for details.