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Alpena Civic Theater ‘Church Basement Ladies’ Opens Tonight | News, Sports, Jobs

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By DARBY HINKLEY News Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief ALPENA – Live theater is back, and so are the “Church Basement Ladies”. Alpena Civic Theater presents the musical for the whole family, “Church Basement Ladies: Away in the Basement,” which starts at 7:30 pm tonight and runs this weekend and next weekend. Thursday to Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m. “This is our third,” said Julie Meyers, who also led the first two “Church Basement Ladies”. “It was one of our best shows. People are attached to it. Some of the original cast are back, including David Usher, Carol Rundell, and Donna Roussin. “It’s hilarious, because they go on stage and come right back into character,” Meyers said. “Donna Roussin, she just goes on stage and people are already laughing. People expect her to be funny, and she’s just a hoot. Linda Suneson and Elsa Schultz join these seasoned players, completing a talented cast. “This girl can sing,” Meyers said of Schultz. “All the songs are very original and light. And if you listen to the words , they’re hilarious. She said that everyone knows or is related to a lady in a church basement, or they are one themselves. “I think right now people need to go out and see something light, “Meyers said.” That’s funny. That the whole family can come. And it’s really something that people in our community can relate to. Women in the church basement exist in all churches in Northeast Michigan. These are the women who just take care of the things around the church. A generational element also comes into play, as the youngest of the characters is 15 years old. , well, it’s 1959 after all, ”Meyers said. “It’s sincere, it’s funny,” Meyers said. “It’s just a great show.” Meyers is joined by Assistant Director Doreen Kriniak, who was her production manager for the previous two “Church Basement Ladies” productions. Other people working behind the scenes included stage manager Judy Beyer, who was also stage manager for the other two plays. “She takes him out of the park,” Meyers said of Beyer. “She comes with everything we need and sets everything in place, and she has her assistant, Diane Lozen, who just says ‘What should I do?’ and does. Beyer and Lozen are responsible for every prop that comes and goes on the stage, which is no small feat. Scott Edgar is in the lighting. “Things just get done,” Meyers said. about his seasoned and reliable team. Meyers added that every member of the cast and crew is grateful to their families, who have tolerated them not being home for dinner for the past two months. as they prepared for this production. Masks are mandatory, as a precaution, due to the recent increase in COVID cases in our area. Tickets are $ 15 per adult and $ 8 per student. Call the box office at 989-354-3624, 401 River St., Alpena.

ALPENA – Live theater is back, as are the “Church Basement Ladies”.

Alpena Civic Theater presents the musical for the whole family, “Church Basement Ladies: Away in the Basement,” which starts at 7:30 pm tonight and runs this weekend and next weekend. The shows from Thursday to Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and the shows from Sunday at 2 p.m.

“This is our third,” said Julie Meyers, who also led the first two “Church Basement Ladies”. “It was one of our best shows. People are attached to it.

Some of the original cast are back, including David Usher, Carol Rundell, and Donna Roussin.

“It’s hilarious, because they go on stage and come right back into character,” Meyers said. “Donna Roussin, she just goes on stage and people are already laughing. People expect her to be funny, and she’s just a hoot. “

Linda Suneson and Elsa Schultz join these seasoned players, completing a talented cast.

“This girl can sing,” Meyers said of Schultz. “All the songs are very original and light. And if you listen to the words, they are hilarious.

She said everyone knows or is related to a lady in a church basement, or they are one themselves.

“I think right now people need to go out and see something light,” Meyers said. “That’s funny. That the whole family can come. And it’s really something that people in our community can relate to. Women in the church basement exist in all the churches in the north. is from Michigan, it’s the women who just take care of the things around the church.

A generational element also comes into play, as the youngest character is 15 years old.

“There’s the older woman who tries to keep things the same, and there’s a 15 year old who tries to fight against tradition and do things differently, because, well, it’s 1959. , after all, ”Meyers said.

“It’s sincere, it’s funny,” Meyers said. “It’s just a great show.”

Meyers is joined by Assistant Director Doreen Kriniak, who was her production manager for the previous two “Church Basement Ladies” productions.

Other people working behind the scenes included stage manager Judy Beyer, who was also stage manager for the other two plays.

“She takes him out of the park,” Meyers said of Beyer. “She comes with everything we need and sets everything in place, and she has her assistant, Diane Lozen, who just says ‘What should I do?’ and does.

Beyer and Lozen are responsible for every prop coming and going on the stage, which is no small feat.

Scott Edgar is in the lighting.

“It just gets done,” Meyers said of his seasoned and reliable team.

Meyers added that every member of the cast and crew is grateful to their families, who have tolerated them not being home for dinner for the past two months as they prepare for this production. .

Masks are mandatory, as a precaution, due to the recent increase in COVID cases in our region.

Tickets cost $ 15 per adult and $ 8 per student. Call the box office at 989-354-3624, 401 River St., Alpena.

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