Menopause The Musical® is back in Jacksonville, celebrating women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” GFour Productions and The FSCJ Artist Series are proud to present the international hit show “Menopause The Musical®” to the Times-Union Center’s Terry Theater for only 6 performances. Seeing the show is a “must-see event” as it also helps the Susan G. Komen® foundation.
Thirteen years later, this celebration of female empowerment, through hilarious musical comedy in the form of Menopause the Musical®, has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.
The cast of four women shopping for lingerie at a Bloomingdale’s sale sing 25 songs about chocolate cravings, hot flashes, loss of memory, nocturnal sweats, and sexual predicaments. The lyrics parody popular music from the baby boomer era, with notable numbers like: “Please Make Me Over,” “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep,” “Stayin’ Awake” and “Puff, My God I’m Draggin’.”
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” This laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
Menopause The Musical® serves as an ambassador of good will, not only to lift spirits through entertainment and comedy but also with its philanthropic achievements. In addition to raising awareness of menopausal health related issues, the national tour was presented to raise funds and awareness for the fight against ovarian cancer.
Most recently, Menopause The Musical®’s producing company, GFour Productions partnered with Susan G. Komen® to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer education and research. From 2014-2016, GFour Productions, LLC will donate $50,000.00 to Susan G. Komen®. In addition, GFour will also donate to Komen at least $2.00 for every specially coded “PINK” ticket sold to Menopause The Musical® from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016.
This writer has seen the show in 2006 in Albuquerque, NM; 2011 in JAX, and will see it once again here in JAX. It’s that good!
Menopause the Musical Tour
Thurs. May 7, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Fri. May 8 8:00 p.m.
Sat. May 9 4:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sun. May 10 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
300 West Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
TICKETS: $52.50 and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase the official presenter of the Jacksonville show or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 8+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.