the Musical returns to Detroit at the Fisher Theatre October
14-16 for four performances only. Before the show, a gentleman
came on stage and offered the audience the option to purchase
a hot-flash fan, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen breast
opens with four middle-aged women on the brink of, in the middle
of, or have survived "The Change." The cast consists
of a professional woman (Linda Boston), a soap star (Paula Kline
Messner), a hippie mother (Megan Cavanagh) and an Iowa housewife
(Annette Houlihan Verdolino).
play takes place in Bloomingdale's department store. These four
women meet by chance at a lingerie sale at the store. The first
song was "Change, Change, Change" a parody of "Chain
of Fools." The Iowa housewife was, in her younger days, the
captain of the cheerleading team. Now she feels like the captain
of the Titanic.
were talking about night sweats. One woman said "I never
wake up..... because I don't fall asleep. In the morning, I'm
so cranky from not sleeping!" Then the girls sang "Stayin'
Awake," a parody of "Stayin' Alive." The women
also talked about their "Lost in Space" moments, hot
flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and bad eyesight.
were 25 parodies from classic pop songs of the 60's, 70's and
80's. Menopause the Musical is now celebrating 13 years
of female empowerment through this musical comedy. Nearly 11 million
people in 13 countries have attended the performance.
was packed. There were several men in the audience too. Most men
can relate and understand this time in their wives, sisters or
mothers' lives. The performance lasted 90 minutes with no intermission.
I thought the musical was hilarious. At the end, the girls encouraged
women in the audience to dance with them on stage.
are $49 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787
and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The Fisher Theatre is located at 3011 West Grand Boulevard in
Detroit. The performance times are as follows: Tuesday, October
14 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, October 15 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, October
16 at 2 p.m and 8 p.m.
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