And out of the basement shall come a Church Basement program of good tidings, great humor and joy!

The ladies are serving it up again in Troupe America’s Christmas musical comedy Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas. The Hayden Liberty Center in Sedalia invites you to begin your holiday season with laughter and good cheer on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.

There will be two shows: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. . Tickets are $30 each or $28 for groups of eight or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling (660) 827-3228, stopping by the Liberty Center at 111 West 5th Street in Sedalia, or via the website   www.lcaasedalia.com.

Away in the Basement takes us back to 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. In the midst of 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 treat bags filled with apples, peanuts and ribbon candy 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, they are once again called upon to step in and save the day!

In developing an all-new holiday show, Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas is the third installment in the highly successful production of the musical comedy Church Basement Ladies. Executive Producer Curt Wollan’s creative team includes the talents of composer/songwriter Drew Jansen, who wrote the original score and lyrics for Church Basement Ladies and co-wrote the music and lyrics for the sequel Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping.

All three installments of the musical comedy Church Basement Ladies are Inspired by the books of author/humorists Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the bestseller Growing Up Lutheran. The original production opened at the Plymouth
Playhouse in September 2005 and performed to 250,000 patrons in it’s two-and-a-half year run. Its sequel, Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, opened March 2008 and ran for 18 months.

Audiences instantly fell in love with the Church Basement Ladies and it has grown to be the most successful show produced both locally and nationally by Troupe America in its twenty-five year history. Tickets are $30 each or $28 for groups of eight or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling (660) 827-3228, stopping by the Liberty Center at 111 West 5th Street in Sedalia, or go online at www.lcaasedalia.com.

The Liberty Center culturally enriches the Sedalia area through quality arts programming and by providing an historic arts destination as a space for people to come together and celebrate the arts. Funding for the LCAA is provided in part by the Missouri Arts Council.