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The Church Basement Ladies Return to Hoyt Sherman Place

Posted August 14, 2012 in Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Community Web Exclusives, Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2012) – The Church Basement Ladies return to Hoyt Sherman Place just in time for the holidays to share their hilarious antics and stories in a brand new musical comedy, Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas. Performances will be Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 20 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM and Friday, December 21 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office (1501 Woodland Avenue), all Ticketmaster locations, via phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at Main floor and box seats are $41.00 and balcony seats are $36.00. Group discounts are available for parties of 15 or more.

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! This time around it’s an all-new holiday show. Troupe America, Inc., the Producer of the nationally acclaimed musical comedy Church Basement Ladies and Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, presents a new musical comedy Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas.

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!

Nestled on the eastern edge of the historic Sherman Hill district in Des Moines, Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Place boasts one of Des Moines’ most magnificent entertainment, banquet and meeting facilities. Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, the elegant family home is graced with marble fireplaces, parquet floors and a carved mahogany entryway. Expanded over the years, the building also includes an impressive and elegant art gallery as well as grand and historic theater. With the help of The Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation, this historical landmark hosts concerts, art exhibits, tours, weddings, business affairs, and more.

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