Chicago's MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL Announces Mother's Day Events


Motherhood the Musical announced today they are giving away complimentary donuts from Dunkin' Donuts and $10 gift certificates to Standard Market, a specialty food store in Westmont, to all mothers in the audience on Mother's Day during performances at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, one lucky mom will be chosen at each performance to receive a $200 gift certificate to Standard Market. Trattoria Gianni, 1711 North Halsted Street, will be open for lunch at 12 p.m. on Mother's Day and will offer a three-course fixed menu for $25 per person for Motherhood patrons. Motherhood the Musical®, now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, stars Madeline Duffy-Feins as "Amy," Jennifer Chada as "Barb," Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck as "Brooke," and Melody Betts as "Tasha."

Motherhood the Musical® is the incredibly funny, poignant musical that shows four different perspectives. The show humorously captures every stage of motherhood including the changes that happen to the body after pregnancy and nursing, succumbing to driving a minivan and becoming a grandma for the very first time. Celebrated as "engaging, hilarious and touching!" by Variety, Motherhood the Musical is produced by 30-time Tony Award-winning GFOUR Productions, the team who has successfully brought Menopause The Musical® to multiple international markets and every major market in the United States.

Motherhood the Musical® opened with a sold-out premiere run in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in fall 2010, where it was named "Best Musical" by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. It has delighted sold out audiences in cities across the U.S. including Tampa; Fort Worth, Texas; Richardson, Texas; Atlanta and Philadelphia. The production is currently on a 65-city tour in Australia. In addition to Chicago, the 2012 production will play Huntsville, Ala.; Atlanta; Mesa, Ariz.; and Providence. The 90-minute musical features a local cast in each city.

Motherhood the Musical® is written by author and songwriter Sue Fabisch, a mother who understands that sometimes the best way to cope with the joys and trials of motherhood is to share the experience with other moms. The 20-song musical includes the hilarious Billboard Top 10 comedy hit, "The Kids Are Finally Asleep;" the rousing call-to-shoppers, "Costco Queen;" and the tender ballad, "I'm Danny's Mom." Motherhood the Musical® shares the humorous and loving journey of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mom; Barb, an over-worked, underpaid, stressed-out mother of five; Brooke, a lawyer who works too much and barely sees her kids; and Tasha, a single mom struggling to balance work, family and a divorce. The four-member company is directed and choreographed by Broadway's Lisa Shriver and award-winner Johnny Rodgers supplies music direction and supervision, arrangements and orchestrations.

"Motherhood the Musical® is the rare show that audiences not only relate to – they actually can 'see' themselves on stage through the cast's portrayal of common experiences all moms have," says Kathi Glist, Motherhood the Musical® producer and co-founder of GFOUR Productions. "From being pregnant to succumbing to driving a minivan, from facing an empty nest to anxiously awaiting one's first grandchild, the musical really covers the entire wonderful, crazy journey of being a mom. Anyone who has ever been a parent--fathers as well as mothers--can relate to this show."

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