Menopause The Musical Is Here Aug. 9

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Menopause The Musical will be at the Tivoli Theatre on Aug. 9.   Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=1470. Group discounts of 10+ are available by calling 888.686-8587 x5. 

Review for Menopause the Musical:

The all-female cast of Menopause The Musical includes Becca McCoy (Iowa Housewife), Rebecca Fisher (Soap Star), Valerie Mackey (Earth Mother) and Sandra Benton (Professional Woman).  

Ms. McCoy (Iowa Housewife) is thrilled to return to the GFour Family after completing a three-month run as Earth Mother in Menopause the Musical in Reno, Nv., and appearing as Brooke in Motherhood the Musical in Tampa, Fla., Huntsville, Ala., and Providence, R.I.  Ms. Mccoy has appeared on regional theatre stages nationwide, with Chicago credits that include Seussical (Sour Kangaroo) at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Josie) and Candida (Candida) at Illinois Theatre Center, and The Pirates of Penznace at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Among other favorite roles is a performance as Virilla in Sondheim's The Frogs which garnered her mentions in American Theatre Magazine and the Sondheim Review. She is also a cabaret artist; whose one-woman show The Pearl in the Hogwaller recently debuted at Davenport's in Chicago, and a recording artist, whose album A Not So Silent Night is available on her website and iTunes. www.beccamccoy.com

Ms. Fisher (Soap Star)- Nat’l tour- Menopause the Musical (Soap Star); Regional tour-Hedwig the Angry Inch (Yitzhak) ; Regional-Me and Jezebel (Bette Davis); Boston Marriage (Claire); How I Learned to Drive (Lil’ Bit), Measure for Measure (Marianna, M. Overdone), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Prudie). Ms. Fisher earned her BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College.

Ms. Mackey (Earth Mother) is delighted to be working with the wonderful people of GFour  Ms. Mackey has so enjoyed bringing the Earth Mother to life in productions since 2008. She has been on stage most of her life, and even as an infant could be found backstage in a bassinet while her parents were on stage. Some of her favorite roles have been Sally Brown in Snoopy!, Jim in The Mineola Twins, Wanda in The Waiting Room, Mrs. Harcourt in Anything Goes, Claire in The Gene Pool, and The Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz. Ms. Mackey has also appeared extensively as Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, in several films such as Mr. Lackin for Oh Shoot! Productions and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge for Merchant/Ivory, and a number of commercials. Her voice can be heard in national jingles, back-ups and featured vocalist on several CDs, and in her beloved choir. Ms. Mackey is the artistic director for Theatre for Young America in Kansas City where they are celebrating their 40th year bringing stories to life for children of all ages. 

Ms. Benton (Professional Woman) (AEA/SAG) - An actress with a gypsy spirit, Ms. Benton has performed all over the United States and abroad. She's performed on stage and screen and is happy to be returning to Menopause the Musical. Most recently she's been seen on television with performances in Chuck (NBC), Hostage: Do or Die (Investigation Discovery Channel), Who's Still Standing (NBC), Got Home Alive (Travel Channel) and in the web series Book Club (hulu.com/book-club). Past stage work includes a four year run of Menopause the Musical in Las Vegas, guest appearances in The George Wallace Show (The Flamingo – Las Vegas), The Bluest Eye, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story among many, many more. For more info check out her website at: thesandrabenton.com

Set in a department store, 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 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 produced by GFour Productions and is the work of writer Jeanie Linders. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s and ‘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 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.”

Menopause The Musical recently celebrated its 3,000th performance and was named the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas.  The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.

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