MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returns to PlayhouseSquare, Now thru 2/2

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returns to PlayhouseSquare, Now thru 2/2

The international hit show Menopause The Musical has identified Cleveland as a 'hot' national market and will play PlayhouseSquare's Hanna Theatre for 24 performances from today, January 14 through February 2, 2014. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, via phone at 216-241-6000 or online at www.playhousesquare.org.

Group discounts of 15+ are available by calling 216-640-8600.

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 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, director Seth Greenleaf, and choreographer Daria Melendez. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics 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, Florida. 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 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.

GFOUR Productions most recent successes are the Tony Award winning 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, the 4 time Tony Award, 5 time Drama Desk Award, and 7 time Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, and the critically acclaimed revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto which the NY Times recently called "Glorious and Gorgeous!" 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. This year for the first time ever, GFour will present MENOPAUSIA EL MUSICAL, a Spanish-language version of the international hit MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at the historic Ricardo Montalbán Theatre 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 115 Tony Awards, winning 44 and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56. For more information, please visit GFourProductions.com.

Tickets are on sale now for Menopause The Musical, January 14 through February 2, 2014 at PlayhouseSquare's Hanna Theatre. Performance times are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, via phone at 216-241-6000 or online at www.playhousesquare.org. Ticket prices range from $10.00 to $60.00. Groups of 15 or more call 216-640-8600.

Menopause The Musical is part of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series. For more information on U.S. Bank visit www.usbank.com

This performance engagement is a part of the Smart Seats program at PlayhouseSquare that offers smart entertainment at a smart price. For more information on Smart Seats, visit playhousesquare.org/smartseats.

PlayhouseSquare encourages all guests to "Plan Your Visit" ahead of time by visiting playhousesquare.org and clicking the "Plan Your Visit" tab where directions, parking information, dining options, lodging, ticketing policies and other helpful information designed to enhance guest experiences at PlayhouseSquare exist. Whether their visit is the first or one hundred and first, PlayhouseSquare is committed to making guest experiences both as memorable and hassle free as possible.

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