Our Current Production

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7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays
January 26 – February 24, 2018

Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25

(Buyouts on Feb. 2 and 11)

A special thank you to Butcher & Baker Provisions of Port Gamble, our featured host for the Opening Night Party on January 26.

As hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and benefits of weld v.s solder, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the church kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let the rooster in the hen house. Four women cook meals for Christmas dinners, wedding parties, fundraisers, funerals and many more events in this Minnesota hit.

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 musical, Growing Up Lutheran, by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson.  The play toured nationally in 2009.

Sharon Greany, Artistic Director of the Jewel Box Theatre, is directing the show. Sharon has many years with the JBT, most recently as the director of The Crossing, Taming of the Shrew, Winter Wonderettes, and Don’t Dress for Dinner

Audience recommendation: All age groups except small children.

Ticket Information – Please note our ticket policy*

Tickets for Church Basement Ladies are $17 for adults, $15 seniors/students/military, and may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006.

* Ticket Policy: The cutoff for ordering tickets is 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays of the performance and 11 a.m. for Sunday matinees. Patrons have until 3 hours prior to the start of performances to cancel. Cancellations for tickets purchased through Brown Paper Tickets must be made via Brown Paper Tickets. Sorry, no refunds for no-shows or late arrivals.

Season Pass, Flexi-Pass, and comp ticket holders may reserve a seat by calling the theater at 360.697.3183. Pass holders must bring passes to the theater the night of the show. Flexi-Pass holders who do not have their pass with them will be asked to purchase a ticket at the seniors/students/military rate.

Tickets may be available at the theater on the night/day of the performance, however, seats are not guaranteed. The Jewel Box Theatre accepts Visa or Master Card for ticket purchases at the theater on performance dates if seats are available.

Doors open one hour before the start of each performance. Seating is general admission and begins 30 minutes prior to each show. Please see priority seating policy for season ticket holders and early arrivals. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before show time. Nearby free parking is available.

The Jewel Box Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at 360-697-3183 if you have special needs regarding handicap or hearing difficulty.

Rehearsal Photos from our previos production of My Three AngelsBack to top of page
Photos by Richard Thornton