Bagley Community Theatre Presents a Musical Comedy for the Holiday Season, “Church Basement Ladies”
By: Mary Balstad firstname.lastname@example.org
Bagley, MN – On December 2nd through the 5th, the Bagley Auditorium doors will open to the public for the showing of the area’s newest theater production, “Church Basement Ladies.” Directed by Marilyn Hood and starring many familiar faces, this musical comedy is based off the book by Janet Letnes martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best-seller, Growing Up Lutheran. Hood mentions how personal this musical is for many in the area, as it is set in rural Minnesota and can relate to audiences through its humor and heart.
Hood was joined by a few of the cast members. Carol Nelson, Abby Pearson and Josh Gunderson are just a few of the talented actors bringing the characters to life. Through the songs and dialogue, the musical analyzes the relationships between people that can span generations. Nelson speaks about the responsibilities of playing the “matriarch of the kitchen.”
Opposite of Nelson’s character is Signe, portrayed by Abby Pearson. Described as “the picture of change,” Pearson explains how her character will interact with the older women.
Josh Gunderson rounds out the cast that accompanied their director for the interview. Gunderson not only took on the role of the pastor, but also leads the band. Hood shows pride in her cast and crew, excited to open the doors for the public starting December 2nd. If anyone wants to be involved, there is a spot open for the light board operator. Tickets will be available at the door at $10 a piece. Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime. The show will start at 7 P.M. on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, and at 2 P.M. on December 5th.