Jewel Box Theater

Sunday, February 11th at 2pm

Based on the book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke

Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen

As hard working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and benefits of weld vs solder, they unintentionally disrupt the other of the church kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let the rooster in the hen house.

A hilarious plot unfolds below the House of God. The cooks have several crazy adventures as they educate the children in the church, share and dispute recipes, prevent church disasters, keep the pastor on the right path, and adjust to the changing times and women’s roles in the mid-sixties. Some of the most popular songs from the musical include hit numbers such as “Dead Spread,” “My Own Personal Island,” “song for Willy,” “Get Down to Business,” “The Pale Food Polka,” and “Closer to Heaven (in the Church Basement).” The musical is inspired by the humorous book, Growing Up Lutheran. The play toured nationally in 2009.

Audience Recommendation: All ages except small children.

Tickets: $17 (adults), $15 (seniors, students, military). Proceeds from the afternoon’s ticket sales will go to benefit our “Break the Barrier” fund. Tickets for the show may be purchased online (below), or in person on Sundays in the narthex (cash or check).


  1. Click on the [VANCO PAYMENT SOLUTIONS] icon below
  2. Input the dollar amount for [Church Basement Ladies].  Costs are: $17 for adults and $15 for seniors, students or military.  Please print your receipt as your receipt is your ticket for the event.
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