It’s time to kick-up those high heels! The Off-Broadway and international hit sensation Menopause The Musical® is returning to The Plaza Theatre to celebrate its 10 years of “The Change!” The limited engagement opens on February 4th and is expected to be a sell-out in its hometown of Orlando, Florida.
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.”
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer and 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,“ says 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.”
Millions of women around the world (men too!) have attended a performance since the 2001 opening in Orlando, Florida. Menopause The Musical® has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 US cities, total of 15 countries and nearly 300 international cities. 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. It’s The Hilarious Celebration of Women and the Change!®
Ticket and Event Info:
The Plaza Theatre
425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Fridays at 7:30 pm
Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm
Tickets are $43.50. Great group discounts available.
To purchase tickets call, 407.228.1220 or visit www.ThePlazaTheatre.com