May 21, 2013
The international hit show “Menopause The Musical” has recognized Portsmouth as a “hot” national market and will play the SSU's Vern Riffe Center for the Arts for one performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 only.
It doesn't necessarily mean women in Portsmouth are more prone to symptoms of "The Change." It does mean they will find joy in sharing their experiences.
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 among 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, director Seth Greenleaf and choreographer Daria Melendez. 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, Florida. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer 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.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or at the McKinley Box Office at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group discounts of 10+ are available by calling 888-686-8587 x2.