Who are: THE LOONEY LUTHERANS?
The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals on tour promoting their new cookbook:
USE YOUR FOOD. A GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING
INSIDE AND OUT, FROM OUR KITCHEN
TO YOURS, EAT LIKE A LUTHERAN!
Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals share some age-old wisdom for living a long a healthy life, the Lutheran way.
The Lutheran Lutherans are a team of professional actresses who have come together in a fun and interactive, family-friendly show. Each of these talented women has been performing for years as actresses, singers and improvisers in the Twin Cities and across the country. As the Looney Lutherans they have appeared together in numerous shows in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and throughout Minnesota.
The Looney Lutherans include (from L to R):
Dorian Chalmers (Ginger Johnson)
An original cast member of CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, Dorian began her entertainment career twirling baton for bridal showers at Jevnaker Lutheran Church in Montevideo, MN. She as also appeared in BEEHIVE at Hey City Theatre, TINTYPES on the Centennial Showboat, and I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at the Plymouth Playhouse. Dorian spent five years singing at Mancini’s in St Paul, and continues to be in great demand as a vocalist around the area.
Robbie Mancina (Bella Anderson)
A cast member of CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, Robbie has been seen in many productions around the Twin Cities including SWEENY TODD, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and BABES IN TOYLAND. A native of the West Coast, Robbie also understudied Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN at the San Diego Civic Light Opera. Robbie moved to the Midwest to attend St Olaf College where she earned a degree in both French and drama.
Greta Grosch (Lois Jenson)
An original cast member of CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, Greta has worked as a freelance actor and writer around the country since 1989. In the Twin Cities she has been seen at Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, in the Minneapolis production of TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING, and has appeared at the Ordway, the Loring Playhouse, and the History Theatre. Greta also appears in radio and television commercials, travels the country as a motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, serves as head writer for the Medora Musical, and wrote the script for CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2 and AWAY IN THE BASEMENT.
Jennifer Maren (swing)
A professional actress for over 15 years, Jen has appeared at the History Theatre, the Guthrie, Illusion Theatre, in a number of TV and radio spot, and on stage at Hey City Theatre as a cast member of TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING. A graduate of St Olaf College, Jen has been looney all her life, but has been appearing with the Looney Lutherans since 2012.