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The Church Basement Ladies are back with an all-new musical, “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement,” and are once again required to face change head-on. Against the shifting tide, these pillars of the church stand strong with more crazy antics, great songs and lessons reluctantly learned. No one can dish out love, life and a casserole like the Church Basement Ladies. Tickets are available now at LiedCenter.org for evening and matinee performances April 25-27.

“We are thrilled to have the Church Basement Ladies back for this all new installment of their hilarious saga,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center. “Lied patrons can expect a truly entertaining show perfect for the whole family.”

“A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” is the fourth installment of the Church Basement Ladies series of musical comedies. The popular series began at the Plymouth Playhouse in Minneapolis with the first installment “Church Basement Ladies” in 2005. Its sequel, “A Second Helping, the Church Basement Ladies Sequel” and the Christmas musical “Away in the Basement, a Church Basement Ladies Christmas” have been seen in venues coast to coast to cheering, sell-out crowds.

In the latest installment, these “bulwarks never failing” are at it again. The year is 1960 and a reformation is underway. With a new crop of confirmands, Beverly, the youngest of the bunch, dons her first pair of high heels for her confirmation ceremony. Mrs. Snustad, the matriarch of the kitchen, wins top honors at the County Fair for her “Grand Champion” pickles. Mavis, the able-bodied farm wife, must find a way to deal with the new “Super Highway” which cuts through her farm. Karin, the real homemaker of the kitchen, finds new freedom behind the wheel of her husband’s pickup truck and must reconcile a new world of change for her daughter, Beverly. Pastor, who has always found strength and solace in the church basement, has found new love and announces his impending nuptials.

With all new music by composer Drew Jansen who wrote the music and lyrics for the past Church Basement Ladies installments and script by sketch comedy writer, Greta Grosch, who also penned the sequel and the Christmas version, “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” continues to be inspired by the writings of author/humorists, Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson including the best-seller, “Growing Up Lutheran.”

Audiences from coast to coast have fallen in love with the Church Basement Ladies and all agree that each new installment gets better and better. Lavender Magazine calls the latest production “Outlandishly hilarious… Slapstick mastery that would make the Marx Brothers giggle. The best Church Basement music and lyrics yet.”

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Legacy Retirement Communities and Embassy Suites Hotels.

Ticket Information

Tickets to “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” April 25-27 are available at LiedCenter.org, at the Box Office on 12th and R Streets, or by phone at 402-472-4747. Tickets are just $30 for adults, $15 for students.