Arts and Entertainment

Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents: The Church Basement Ladies in “RISE UP, O MEN”

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the brand new musical comedy RISE UP, O MEN, opening August 22nd and running through September 30th, 208. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit

Men in the parish basement? What’s  church lady to do? RISE UP, O MEN gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest series. Fans of this series will finally get to know more about the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran Church as they join the ladies in their preparations for the 1964 Centennial Celebration. RISE UP, O MEN is a side-splitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences have grown to love.

RISE UP, O MEN was inspired by the books of Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran” The musical was written by Greta Grosch with Music and Lyrics by Dennis Curley. This production is under the direction of Barbra F. Collen with the the musical direction by Scott Bradley. The cast will include Cary Wiger, Rita Thomas, Colette Delaney Mattingly, Tina Jo Wallace, Brian Bowman, and J.R. Stuart.

See what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house!

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