MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change."
The special fall engagement marks the first time that the Playhouse has extended its season beyond the summer. "We have enjoyed a terrific summer season, and have heard from many audience members that they wished there were shows that they could see after Labor Day," said Playhouse producer Mark Cuddy, in announcing the engagement.
Now celebrating 13 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.
Set in a department store, four women meet by chance while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the all-female cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer "The Silent Passage."
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created Menopause The Musical as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of "The Change." The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Menopause The Musical, now in its thirteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Luxor Hotel and Casino. 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. The national tour is produced by GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.
Playing September 16 through 21, performances are Tuesday through Friday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm Tickets are priced at $29.00, $39.00 and $49.00, and can be purchased at CapePlayhouse.com, at the Cape Playhouse Box Office (820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis, MA), or by phone at 508-385-3911.
About The Cape Playhouse - The non-profit Cape Playhouse was founded in 1927 by Californian Raymond Moore, who spent several summers in Provincetown painting scenery, writing plays and acting in local theatre. His vision, however, was to have a theatre of his own - a smart, sophisticated summer theatre, which would bring Broadway to Cape Cod. He purchased a 19th century former Unitarian Meeting House for $200, had it moved to 3 ½ acres of pasture land fronting the Old Kings Highway in Dennis, and converted it into a professional theatre. The Cape Playhouse has been kept true to its original structure - even the original pews still serve as seats. The opening performance on July 4, 1927 was The Guardsman, starring Basil Rathbone. Over the years, many big name stars from Broadway and the silver screen have acted there including Bette Davis (who first worked as an usher), Gregory Peck, Gertrude Lawrence, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Julie Harris, Paulette Goddard - it's no wonder the Cape Playhouse is known as "The Birthplace of the Stars. Many young aspiring performers spent their summers here. In 1956, a young student was given a small part in The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda (his daughter, Jane)! Today, most of the stars still come from Broadway, but it seems that almost every well-known star of stage, screen and TV has walked the stage of the Cape Playhouse.
About GFour Productions - GFOUR PRODUCTIONS (Producer) GFour Productions is represented this season with their breathtaking revival of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, the production that recently earned Audra Mcdonald, as the unforgettable Billie Holiday, her record-breaking 6th Tony Award; their 40 week tour of the Tony Award winning THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS; the 2014 Drama League Award winning revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto; and the 5 time Tony Award, 5 time Drama Desk Award, and 7 time Olivier Award winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Their critically acclaimed follow up to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL, has recently entertained audiences in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Philadelphia and is currently playing a 65-city Australian tour. GFour recently premièred the Spanish-language version of their international hit, MENOPAUSIA EL MUSICAL, in Hollywood, CA. They began producing in 1981 with NINE, winning the Tony Award that year for Best Musical. Among their favorite Broadway productions are MY ONE AND ONLY starring Tommy Tune, ZORBA THE GREEK starring Anthony Quinn, THE RINK starring Liza Minnelli, BABY, GRAND HOTEL, GRIND, BIG, TRUE WEST, the original and the revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES which won them Tony Awards for Best Musical in 1983 and Best Revival in 2004. Their combined shows have been nominated for 124 Tony Awards, winning 47 and 114 Drama Desk Awards, winning 57. For more information, visit GFourProductions.com.