MODESTO – What happens when you give the four women in “Menopause The Musical” the black lace bra and a microphone?
You can find out Tuesday, Nov. 15, when the show is staged at the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at the Gallo Center, 1000 I St. in Modesto starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29. Tickets are available by going to www.galloarts.org or calling 338-2100.
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“It is all the words, the jokes, the fabulous songs, the Tina wig and that ‘pink microphone’ that our loyal fans everywhere know and love,” said creator Jeanie Linders. “But it is staged in a concert format – and, of course, with the Hot Flash fans and invitation to join the cast on stage for the famous celebration kickline!”
Produced by TPC, the inaugural tour will make the Menopause The Musical brand even more accessible – and affordable. “We created IN CONCERT for our Australian touring productions,” according to Linders. “The response was so positive that we decided to bring the format to our ‘home’ territory.”
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 Guy” 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’”.
Menopause The Musical® has launched a women’s movement that has superseded entertainment and become a must-see event. It is estimated that nearly 13 million women have attended a performance since the 2001 opening in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer/producer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”.
“Most women know intuitively that every other woman is experiencing hot flashes or night sweats,“ said Linders. “There is always a close friend or two who can sympathize or identify with her, but when they are sitting in a theatre with hundreds of other women, all laughing and shouting‚ ‘That’s me! That’s me on stage!’ they know what they are experiencing is normal. They aren’t alone…or crazy. It becomes a sisterhood.”
Since its first performance, Menopause The Musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 cities and 15 countries with 11 translations. Internationally, the show has visited Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea. Each week women of all ages and stages find their spirits lifted by the show’s light-hearted look at menopause.