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Arts & Entertainment ‘Church Basement Ladies’ coming to the stage at SMCPA

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will offer “Church Basement Ladies” presented by Art Fegan Entertainment. This touching and hilarious musical comedy is sure to bring down the house when it opens at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

“Church Basement Ladies” takes us behind the scenes (and below ground) to celebrate the church basement kitchen and the women who work there cooking meals for church functions.

Set in a rural Minnesota church in turbulent 1965, “Church Basement Ladies” examines the relationships between four women from the elderly matriarch to the young bride-to-be as they organize the food and solve the problems of the church.

These tough cookies handle everything from a recordbreaking Christmas dinner to a steaming hot July wedding. They organize a Hawaiian Easter Fund Raiser, cater the funeral of a dear friend, and keep the Pastor in line while they teach, learn, debate recipes, and even avert the occasional disaster. Audiences will enjoy these down-to-earth characters and may even recognize the “church basement ladies” from their own lives.

The “Church Basement Ladies” highlights the often hilarious happenings behind the scenes as four women cook meals for church functions and solve the church’s problems.“Church Basement Ladies” script was written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke with music and lyrics by composer Drew Jansen. It is based on the novel “Growing Up Lutheran” by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson. Other information is available from Art Fegan Entertainment, Inc. at www.artfegan. com.

To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to GreatMountainMusic.com or call (866) 273-4615.


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