RENO, Nev. (April 24, 2009)— The hot flash continues as the ladies of Menopause the Musical continue their laugh-out-loud musical comedy through the summer. Due to popular demand, “Menopause” has been extended to July 26 in the Eldorado Showroom. Tickets are available from $29.95 for adults and from $24.95 for children and seniors; dinner and show packages available from $39.95. For show ticket reservations and information, please call 800-648-5966 or (775) 786-5700 in Northern Nevada.
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® has sold out audiences across the country. Billed as “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change®,” the original, off-Broadway musical begins with four women, “Professional Woman,” “Soap Star,” “Iowa Housewife” and “Earth Mother,” at a Bloomingdale’s lingerie sale. These ladies have nothing in common-- but a black lace bra, hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and day-to-day challenges.
The women share their ups and downs through a collection of 25 re-lyricized baby boomer songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” becomes “Stayin’ Awake,” Motown favorite “My Guy” is transformed into “My Thighs,” "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" switches to "In the Guest Room or on the Sofa, My Husband Sleeps at night,” and “Puff The Magic Dragon” becomes the anthem to exercise, Puff, My God I’m Draggin.’”
“We want to bring women together and empower them. This is an event – a happening,” says Kathi Glist, one of the show’s producers. “It resonates with just about any woman over 40, but it is enjoyed by all. And the younger women laugh just as hard,” she adds. “It’s a party every night!”
The show, which has become an international phenomenon was written by Jeanie Linders and is produced by South Florida-based GFour Productions. Menopause The Musical® has been seen by more than Ten million people all over the world since it debuted in a 76-seat perfume-shop-turned-theatre in Orlando, Florida in 2001.