Coming to the Plymouth Playhouse: The Church Basement Ladies in ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’

August 1, 2011 — 3 Comments

All seats at this theater are reserved, so call for reservations before heading out to see the play!

Luckily for those of us living in the Twin Cities area, those Church Basement Ladies are at it again!  An all-new musical reprising roles from former productions is set to open at the Plymouth Playhouse on Friday, August 12, 2011.  The production is entitled:  The Church Basement Ladies in ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement.’

Antics of the Church Basement Ladies have been the subject of several previous musicals at this Playhouse – there will no doubt be plenty of light-hearted situations that harken back to the 60’s in this newest caper.

The show description from the Plymouth Playhouse website:

“It’s 1960, and Beverly gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation; Pastor announces his pending nuptials; Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the County Fair to raise money; and Mrs. Engelson embarks on a spontaneous driving lesson.  Through it all these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships.  With more crazy antics, more great new songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned, the Church Basement Ladies are at it again in their new musical comedy, A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement!”

The Church Basement Ladies plays have been inspired by books authored by Janet Martin and Suzanne Nelson, namely, Growing Up Lutheran and Those Lutheran Ladies (with various titles).

I very much enjoyed the Church Basement Ladies play that I saw last year and found the sets, costumes, songs and the situations very much in keeping with the era that was being portrayed.  And if you enjoy great singing, you won’t be disappointed in the musical performances that will be the highlight of this new production – these actors can sing!

The Church Basement Ladies in ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’
Opening August 12, 2011
Plymouth Playhouse, Plymouth, Minnesota


Plymouth Playhouse website

Box Office Ticket Information:  763-553-1600

See also:  List of Upcoming Events in the Twin Cities Area

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3 responses to Coming to the Plymouth Playhouse: The Church Basement Ladies in ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’

  1. Sherri Ann Fransen December 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Will the Church Basement Ladies ever be coming to Atlanta to put on all of their productions? I’ve only seen “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” and much of what they talk about takes place in many other churches. United Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, etc. so I think these plays would be enjoyed by a wide range of people, not just Lutherans.
    Be great for the Lionheart Theatre in Norcross, GA. Or the Stage Door Players in Dunwoody, GA. or the Theatre In The Square in Marietta, GA. Or the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA. Or the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, GA.
    Please? Thank you!

    • Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I sent an email to the Plymouth Playhouse to see if I could get any information for you. I copied your question in the email. The email address I used was: You might try emailing them at that address yourself as that might get a response that goes directly to you. Good luck – these actors are seriously good at their craft and the plays are terrific. rcj

    • An update: The Plymouth Playhouse responded to my email, and since Sherri also emailed them, they responded to her as well. What the Box Office/Concessions Manager told Sherri: “I’m not aware of any plans in the immediate future to get down to the Atlanta area, but it’s certainly possible if not likely down the road. If you’re interested in checking in with the touring schedule periodically, you’d find the info posted on the website of our parent company, Troupe America Inc.” ( I think that is great customer service on the part of the Plymouth Playhouse, and I hope that the troupe makes its way to one of the Georgia theatres where Sherri will be able to see them in person. rcj

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