Motherhood the Musical Makes Philadelphia Premiere 2/19/2012

Motherhood the Musical, a musical comedy highlighting the universal blessings and perils of being a mother, will premiere in Philadelphia on through Feb. 19 at the Society Hill Playhouse. Produced by the team who brought Menopause The Musical® to sold-out audiences around the world, Motherhood the Musical® has also named the Center For Autisum Research (CAR) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia its official charity.

Tickets at $45 are on sale now, and may be purchased at www.comcasttix.com or at the Society Hill Playhouse box office (215-923-0210), 507 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia . Group tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 923-0211, (888) 440-6662 ext 1, or groups@gfourproductions.com. Performances include: Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. For further ticket and show information visit: www.societyhillplayhouse.org.

Motherhood the Musical® is a four-woman show from 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 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 all-local Philadelphia area cast includes Ilona Ahearn as ‘Brooke,' Donnie Hammond as ‘Tasha,' Ellie Mooney as ‘Amy' and Ashley Turba & Gina Handy as ‘Barb.'

The Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been selected as the official primary charity of the Philadelphia engagement of Motherhood the Musical, with $2 from each ticket sold donated to the Center. The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is one of the largest and most comprehensive autism research centers in the world. CAR's goals are to identify the causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in order to develop more effective treatments. Since its establishment in 2008, CAR has had multiple breakthrough discoveries which will significantly impact families living with ASD. CAR is also involved community outreach and training programs designed to educate families and professionals about autism screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

For more information about the show, including ticket information and local cast bios, please visit www.motherhoodthemusical.com.

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