Sunday, June 6, 2010
Menopause The Musical
A couple of girlfriends and I went to see Menopause The Musical at the Majestic Theater this afternoon. It was hilarious to say the least! Since March 2001, Menopause The Musical has entertained and inspired women from coast-to-coast and internationally. Menopause The Musical is the work of writer Jeanie Linders. This uplifting 90-minute production includes parodies from the ‘60s and ‘70s and ‘80s. It culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing The Change.
Set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage! It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal!
Menopause The Musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 250 U.S. cities as well as internationally in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and United Kingdom. Women of all ages and stages find their spirits lifted by the show’s light-hearted look at menopause. It is estimated that nearly 11 million women in 14 countries have attended a performance since the show’s opening in Orlando, Florida, in 2001.
Menopause The Musical encourages a healthy dialogue about issues of aging and women’s health and provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness with female audiences. Recognizing the show’s great potential to engage and educate women on health issues, writer and producer, Jeanie Linders, took the show on the road as Menopause The Musical Out Loud™: Breaking The Silence Of Ovarian Cancer. The 2005 – 2006 tour raised nearly $500,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness. The 2008 – 2009 awareness tour visited more than 50 cities on the cross-country tour. A portion of the proceeds are slated for local and regional ovarian cancer chapters across the U.S. to raise awareness and educate women about ovarian cancer.
For all of you women out there, if you haven't seen Menopause The Musical yet, find out when it is playing in your city and don't miss it!