- $19 for one ticket to see the Church Basement Ladies’ A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement (up to $37 value)
- Where: The Meyer Theatre
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 60 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Dates and Times * Wednesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. * Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement
The Church Basement Ladies are back for their fourth musical comedy, A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement. The year is 1960, and all is not well in the hallowed basement. Sure, the ladies—Beverly, Mavis, Karin, and matriarch Mrs. Snustad—are cooking up a storm as usual, but there’s a sense of unease, an anxiety over changing times. Homemaker Karin, for instance, is feeling a newfound sense of liberation behind the wheel of her husband’s pickup, but worries about the future of her daughter Beverly, who’s slipping on her first pair of high heels for her Confirmation. Then there’s farm-wife Mavis, who finds herself in direct conflict with the modern world as a brand-new superhighway cuts right through her fields. Perhaps most shocking is that Pastor, a regular visitor to the church’s basement, is about to get married. Through it all, the four women find strength in their faith, in their friendships, and in Mrs. Snustad’s blue-ribbon pickles.
The Meyer Theatre
A golden glow suffuses the Meyer Theatre, warmed by the insulation of almost 100 years. Opened as a vaudevillian theater on Valentines Day, 1930, the stage has hosted such legends as Nat King Cole, Lawrence Welk, Johnny Cash, and Louis Armstrong. But the celebrities weren’t all from far afield. One of the theater’s most famous performers called the stage home from 1930 to 1975—and recently moved right back in. The Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ was auspiciously preserved by a concerned citizen, and now resides back where it belongs, complete with special effects including horse hooves, chattering teeth, sleigh bells, and awed hushes.