‘Rise Up, O Men’ opens Oct. 12 on Old Creamery’s Main Stage

Members of the Church Basement Ladies latest installment “Rise Up, O Men” cast from left to right are: Nikki Savitt, Kay Francis and Carrie SaLoutos as they rehearse one of their scenes in preparation of opening night Oct. 12

AMANA — The Church Basement Ladies in “Rise Up, O Men” opens on Oct. 12 and runs through Nov. 12 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Many performances are already sold out! We’ve added a special Saturday matinee show on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. to accommodate demand.

This latest addition to the Church Basement Ladies series, “Rise Up, O Men,” is a brand new musical comedy introducing the men of the church right alongside your favorite ladies from the basement. As these hard-working farmers discuss “man stuff,” they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let the rooster in the hen house. Will you have fun? You betcha!

Written by Greta Grosch; music by Dennis Curley; lyrics by Curley and Grosch; additional material by Graydon Royce; inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the best-seller “Growing Up Lutheran.”

The cast includes Kay Francis, Jeff March, Sean McCall, Carrie SaLoutos, Nikki Savitt and Ross Wheeler. Curt Wollan is the director.

Tickets are $31 for adults and $19.50 for students, with a $12 special student rush rate for students purchasing their tickets 30 minutes before the performance begins. The Church Basement Ladies in “Rise Up, O Men” is Rated G. Call the box office for tickets and information at 319-622-6262 or visit Old Creamery online at www.oldcreamery.com.