‘Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas’ now playing in Amana

AMANA Come celebrate the holidays with The Church Basement Ladies in this all-new show filled with their heart-warming humor and wisdom.

The year is 1959 and the ladies are putting final touches on the annual Sunday School Christmas program. You can almost smell the cookies baking as these ladies dish out much more than holiday goodies. “Away in the Basement” is a delightfully funny way to celebrate the holiday season.

The cast of “Away in the Basement” consists of Sean McCall, of Marengo; Kay Francis, of Naples, Fla.; Deborah Kennedy, of West Amana; Katie Colletta, of Rockton, Ill.; and Nikki Savitt, of Arlington Heights, Ill. “Away in the Basement” is directed by Curt Wollan with music director Shari Rhoads.

“Away in the Basement” is inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran” and is written by Greta Grosch with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available. Some shows are sold out and reservations for “Away in the Basement” are highly recommended. The show runs through Dec. 22 and is rated Theatre G.

Call the box office at 319-622-6262 for tickets and show times or visit the web site at www.oldcreamery.com.