Sunday, December 6, 2015

Menopause The Musical

new friendships forged in dept store
The international hit show Menopause the Musical, is currently playing at Penn’s Landing Playhouse with a run that has been extended through December 22 due to popular demand. It is easy to see why this production has been extended on so many occasions. A professional woman (Cecelia Ann Birt ), A Soap Star (Beth Buczkowski),  an Earth Mother (Barbara Pinolini and an Iowa Housewife (Karen Gedissman) meet while fighting over a black lace bra  that is on sale in a department store. The show is brimming with parodies of pop songs from the ‘60’s – ‘80’s as the women discover their commonalities and lament the problems they endure with “the change.” “I’m having a hot flash,” sung to the tune of  “A Tropical Heat Wave” is sung more than once and the accompanying dance and body language makes the audience roar. To the tune of “In the Jungle” from The Lion King, all are involved in a fantastic routine of “On the sofa or in the guest room, my husband sleeps tonight.” Scenes change from  floor to floor of the department store, but each floor has ladies’ rooms (which are frequently needed), and props for more parodies. After a discussion in which all four discover that they need a little something to take the “edge” off (Prozac, Zoloft, Xanax) they burst out with a song and dance routine of “Thank you doctor, thank, thank you doctor…”  Menopause The Musical is in its 14th year of production but this hysterical show will only be seen in Philadelphia for three more weeks. If you have not seen it yet, don't miss your opportunity to have the laugh of a lifetime. Tickets may be purchased by calling 855-HIT_SHOW (855-448-7469) visiting online at or at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse box office. Penn’s Landing Playhouse is located at 211 S. Columbus Blvd. (at Walnut St.). The theatre is inside the Independence Seaport Museum.

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