Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the new musical comedy CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2 – A SECOND HELPING, opening August 14 and running through October 7, 2012.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit


They’re servin’ up a sequel!  And as always, you’ll laugh until your “side-dish” hurts at the hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm of the ladies in the church basement.  This time around the year is 1969 and the world is changing.  As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own.  From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in one another.                        


CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2 – A SECOND HELPING was inspired by the books of Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran”.  The musical was written by Greta Grosch with Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen and Dennis Curley.  Songs featured in CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2 are “Everyone Knows A Church Basement Lady”, “Get Back In The Game”, “Old Dog, New Tricks”, “You Never Know”,  and more.  The original production, CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, premiered at Derby Dinner in 2011 to record crowds.


CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2 – A SECOND HELPING is under the direction of Bekki Jo Schneider with choreography by Barbara F. Cullen and musical direction by Scott Bradley.  The cast will include Derby Dinner favorites Cary Wiger, Janet Essenpreis, Elizabeth Loos, Michelle Johnson, and Tina Jo Wallace.


Join the church basement ladies and their pastor as they cook up an evening of music and laughter!

Event Details

Date: Aug 14, 2012
Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, IN

Phone: 812-288-8281