First Off-Broadway National Touring Show Comes to Danville: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, 5/16-17

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First Off-Broadway National Touring Show Comes to Danville: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, 5/16-17

Menopause The Musical will play at The Historic North Theatre Performing Arts Center for 3 performances, May 16 and 17, 2014. Show time May 16 is at 8:00 PM, and May 17 performances at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, respectively.

Four women meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store while viewing a black lace bra.

The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges.

These women form a unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer "The Silent Passage," but rather a perfectly normal stage in every woman's life.

Menopause The Musical is produced by Tony Award-winning GFour Productions and is the work of writer Jeanie Linders, director Seth Greenleaf, and choreographer Daria Melendez.

The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats dancing and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women and "The Change."

Key phrases associated with the hilarious musical:

"It's a party every night!"

"A tribute to all women everywhere, and a celebration for all - including men!"

"Women walk in as strangers and leave as friends!"

"It's like a sisterhood, a sorority!"

"The show is Enlightening, Enriching and Empowering; it's Transformational for everyone in the audience!"

Menopause The Musical features a talented and diverse cast from all over the country including:

Liz Hyde, who plays Iowa Housewife, is celebrating 7 years with Menopause The Musical. Liz has enjoyed touring the country with the tour, especially shows in Alaska, Maine, and Hawaii.

Sandra Benton, who plays Professional Woman, is an actress with a gypsy spirit. Sandra 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.

Kathy St. George, who plays Soap Star, is no stranger to the world of show tours. She made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, has appeared Off-Broadway in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and in five national tours.

Ingrid Cole, who plays Earth Mother, is excited to be bringing the role of Earth Mother to life. She is a seasoned professional, and is the winner of the 2012 Suzi Bass Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal as Rose in GYPSY.

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.

Visit http://www.thenorththeatre.com/ for more information and to purchase tickets, or call 434-793-SHOW (7469).

Under Mr. Alan's ownership the Historic North Theatre performing arts complex now includes the Main Theatre, Balcony Mini Theatre, Restaurant & Bar, Art Gallery, Gift Shop and the Celebrity B&B which includes the Frank Sinatra Room, the Marilyn Monroe Room and the Nat King Cole Room. The theatre also books top celebrity touring concerts, Broadway musicals, other productions, festivals and special events. The goal is to provide top quality, wholesome and family friendly entertainment. Mr. Alan said, "We will strive to live up to the North's first advertisement in the 1947 newspaper: "Visit Danville's new and finest theatre for the best in entertainment."

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