"Away in a Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas" at Viterbo University Dec. 13

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Nov. 28, 2023

Contact Dillon McArdle at 608-796-3730 or dtmcardle@viterbo.edu


LA CROSSE, Wis. – Laugh your way into the holiday spirit with the musical comedy Away in a Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Away in a Basement takes the audience back to the year 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas program. During holiday preparations and sprinklings of love in the air, the ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating their own memories from Christmases past and present. Content to do things the way they have always been done yet pondering new ideas, the reality of everyday life hits home as they plan the Sunday School Christmas Program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, several of the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the goodie bags while the others put the final touches on the nativity pieces. As they mend old bathrobe costumes, discuss the politics of who’s going to play the various roles, little do the ladies know what surprises are in store for them. Known for their hilarious antics and subtle charm, the Church Basement Ladies are once again called upon to step in and save the day.

And out of the basement shall come a show of good tidings, great humor, and joy…audiences will laugh until their side dish hurts.

Away in a Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas is inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the best-seller, Growing Up Lutheran. This performance is sponsored by FOX 25/48 and Candlewood Suites.

Tickets are $46 for main floor and lower balcony and $36 for upper balcony seating, plus taxes and fees. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit www.viterbo.edu/tickets.