Troupe America

performing at the Ames Center, Burnsville

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen.

Troupe America is back with 3 fabulous shows for 2019/2020.  ( You don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em. )

This season will run from September 11, 2019 to February 14, 2020 and group rates start at just 10 tickets.

The Looney Lutherans in YOUNG(ish)AT HEART.  September 11, 2019 – October 27 2019

This trio of wacky gals who use music, comedy, and help from the audience to share their tips for aging humorously.  This interactive comedy event includes the game show WHAT’S IN YOUR LUNCHBOX? (hosted by your favorite luncheon meat); musical advice for dealing with those aches and pains; and creative tips for keeping fit, because Jello isn’t the only thing that jiggles. Material is comedic and family friendly, and you don’t have to be Lutheran to love it! Getting older may be a “pain in the neck”, but laughter is good medicine. Celebrate being YOUNG(ish) AT HEART with the Looney Lutherans.

Church Basement Ladies HARK! THE BASEMENT LADIES SING November 1, 2019 – January 10, 2020. The ladies are thrilled to host you in their basement this holiday season with the latest installment in the highly successful Church Basement Ladies’ musical series.

Get your co-workers singing! You are invited to “Fa La La” with the Church Basement Ladies as they deck their fellowship hall at the Ames Center in Burnsville. Inspired by your favorite Christmas carols, this brand new installment will have your group singing all the way home.

It is December 1960, and members of this small rural community have gathered around their reel-to-reel tape player to record a special Christmas greeting for one of their boys serving overseas. As the ladies serve up coffee and cookies, Pastor suffers from a severe case of stage fright when he attempts to share his special Christmas message; Mavis smuggles a piglet into the kitchen; a surprise visitor leaves Karin speechless; and the Widow Vivian Snustad gets caught recording a special message of her own. Throughout it all, you are encouraged to try and sing along as Beverly Barsness bangs out some of your favorite Christmas carols on the old upright.

Celebrating the Yuletide takes the efforts of everyone in a small rural congregation so, whether or not you once served the Lutefisk, rang the bells, built the manger scene, soloed in the choir or dusted the pews, you are invited you to come “Fa La La” with your favorite Church Basement Ladies as they deck their fellowship hall.


USING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE “6HHP” (the 6 “Happy Heart” petals), back with more great music, more looney comedy, and lot’s of audience interaction, the Loonies share their unique tips for living a livelier life. Segments include the Lutheran “food wheel”, the Menopause Medley, Lutheran Yoga, and Do-it-yourself Beauty Tips. Audience members may also be invited on stage to help demonstrate a Lutheran exercise routine using dishtowels, or to compete for cans of corn in the fast-paced game show POTLUCK.

Their new home at the Ames Center has catering options, easy access off of 35W and an art gallery to delight your group before the show. For more information contact Dorian at 612-322-5767 or [email protected].

Contact Information

Troupe America

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Contact: Dorian Chalmers
(612) 322-5767