‘Menopause The Musical’ at Coronado April 1

Staff Report

Menopause The Musical will play two shows at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center at 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 1.

Tickets range from $42 to $47 and can be purchased at www.coronadopac.org or by calling (815) 968-0595. Group discounts of 10 or more are available by calling 888-686-8587, ext. 11.

The play is 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 among these diverse women as they realize menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”! It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal.

Menopause The Musical is produced by GFour Productions and is the work of writer Jeanie Linders. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. It is estimated that nearly 11 million women have attended a performance since the 2001 opening in Orlando, Fla. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer and producer Linders created the show as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.”

Visit www.menopausethemusical.com.

From the March 28-April 3, 2012, issue

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