It’s time to kick-up those high heels! The Off-Broadway and international hit sensation Menopause The Musical® is coming to Escondido as part of its 10th year celebration of “The Change!” Three performances will take place at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido February 8-10.
The hilarious musical is set in NYC’s Bloomingdale’s store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The cast laughs at 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® is the work of writer and producer, Jeanie Linders. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s. Disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” becomes “Stayin’ Awake,” Motown favorite “My Girl” is transformed into “My Thighs,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” switches to “In the Guest Room or on the Sofa, My Husband Sleeps at Night,” and “Puff The Magic Dragon” becomes the anthem to exercise, “Puff, My God I’m Draggin'”.
Since its first performance, the show has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life after 40 and all the challenges that result from the mental, physical, and spiritual freedom of being a woman. “It may not be Shakespeare, but our focus is different. We want to bring women together and empower them. This is an event – a happening,” says Kathi Glist, President of GFour Productions. “It resonates with just about any woman over 40, but it is enjoyed by all. And the men laugh just as hard,” she adds.
Tickets $29.50 – $50.00. Great group discounts available. Purchased at the Center’s Ticket Office by calling (800) 988-4253 or visiting www.artcenter.org