MENOPAUSE The Musical
 
 
MENOPAUSE The Musical reached performance 1000 on August 3, 2004!!!
Closing Date: May 28, 2006

 
MARK SCHWARTZ in association with BRENT PEEK present

MENOPAUSE The Musical
www.menopausethemusical.com
Books & Lyrics by JEANIE LINDERS
with
LYNN ELDEREDGE     JOY LYNN MATTHEWS
CAROLANN PAGE      SALLY ANN SWARM
 
Pictured L-R: Joy Lynn Matthews, Lynn Eldredge, Sally Ann Swarm, Megan Thomas


Directed by KATHLEEN LINDSEY
Choreography by PATTY BENDER

PLAYHOUSE 91, 316 East 91st Street

Set Design: JESSE POLESHUCK
Costume Design: MARTHA BROMELMEIER
Lighting Design: MICHAEL GILLIAM
Sound Design: JOHNNA DOTY
Production Supervisor: MARGERY BEDDOW
Production Stage Manager: BRIAN RARDIN
Musical Director/Arrangements: CORINNE AQUILINA
Technical Director: BRIAN FEHD
Press Representative: SHIRLEY HERZ ASSOCIATES
 

The Band

Conductor/Piano/Keyboards - CORINNE AQUILINA
Drums - DIANA HEROLD
Bass Guitar/Assistant Conductor - AUDREY TERRY


What on earth could be funny about menopause?  Night sweats,
added pounds, memory loss, mood swings?  It all sounds pretty
gruesome to me.  But, put in the able hands of Jeanie Linders (book
& lyrics), MENOPAUSE The Musical becomes an absolute, one-of-a-kind 
gem. 
 
She takes our favorite baby-boomer songs, like "Don't
Make Me Over" and "Help Me Rhonda," and parodies them into
hilarious "Please Make Me Over" and "Help Me Doctor" versions. 
All in all there are 28 songs, and each one is more clever than the last. 
Then she comes up with four delightful ladies -  Lynn Eldredge, Joy
Lynn Matthews, Carolann Page, and Sally Ann Swarm - to present
them with comic perfection and impressive voices.  Choreographer 
Patty Bender adds charmingly clunky dances, and sets by Jesse
Poleshuck depict an array of Bloomingdale's departments.  The					
production goes by all too quickly; you won't want to say goodbye to
these women.
 
Fortunately, CD's, "I'm Changing" tee-shirts, hot-flash
fans, and wild woman pins are available as souvenirs of this
evolutionary event. With 100+ shows under its ample belt,
MENOPAUSE The Musical is a winner that proves change can be
fun.

          
- Laurie Lawson -
 
 

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