Legacy’s holiday show opens this week


The hilarious holiday hit, “Away in the Basement: a Church Basement Ladies Christmas” is opening at The Legacy Theatre! The ladies are serving it up again, this time around it’s an all-new holiday show. Our lovable ladies take us back to 1959 and the day of a potentially disastrous Sunday School Christmas Program.

With holiday preparations and love in the air, life inside and outside the basement always has surprises in store for them. Can they once again be counted on to step in and save the day?

“Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” is the third installment in the highly successful musical series, “Church Basement Ladies.” The music was composed by Drew Jansen, and the book was written by Greta Grosch.

This production will be directed by Mark Smith. “Away in the Basement has something for the whole family. It is funny, wholesome and will put you in the holiday spirit,” says Smith. “The original Church Basement Ladies was a huge hit with our audiences two years ago, and I know they will love this musical too.” The show is choreographed by Bethany Smith and Music Directed by Jodi Cotton. Scenic Design is by Phil Male, Lighting Design by Bryan Rosengrant and Sound Design by Jason Polhemus. 

“We are very excited to do another Church Basement Ladies show,” says Executive Producer and Choreographer, Bethany Smith.

The Legacy’s thirteenth season continues with “Always Patsy Cline,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” and Disney’s “Newsies.” Season subscriptions and individual tickets are on sale now. 3-show gift certificates make great holiday gifts and are available for purchase through the Legacy box office and online.  

“Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” runs Nov. 16 through Dec. 16 with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m. Adult tickets are $30-$40, Senior and student discounts are available as well as discounts for groups. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thelegacytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 404-895-1473. The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Rd. in Tyrone.