Church Basement Ladies

By Written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke Music and Lyrics - Drew Jansen

Directed by Barry Nyquist

Church Basement Ladies is based on the books Growing Up Lutheran by Martin and Nelson. The musical comedy follows four women 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 Fund Raiser, and, of course, a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on due course while thoroughly enjoying, (and tolerating) each other as they witness the church year unfold from below the house of God.

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St.,Beloit

Performances: September 26, 2013 - October 5, 2014

Performance Times: September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4, 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Sep. 28 and Oct. 5

Ticket Prices: $10 adults; $8 seniors/students

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions for Beloit Civic Theatre's fall musical, CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, to be directed by Barry Nyquist will be held on August 5th and 6th at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre located in Beloit Memorial High School (1225 Fourth St. Beloit, WI.) Show dates are as follows: September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday the 28th and 5th.

The cast calls for one man who plays the pastor, and four women - one who is a college student. For further information, please call the director, Barry Nyquist at 815-968-4204 or email him at