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Menopause the Musical makes a stopover in Kelowna, BC – Okanagan

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Menopause isn’t usually seen as a laughing matter, but it could be something to sing about.

Menopause the Musical is still touring 20 years after it was first staged, and it’s coming to Kelowna. Menopause is the change that every woman goes through but few want to talk about. The show dives right into it with a sense of humor and a killer soundtrack.

“The four ladies crossed paths at the lingerie table at Bloomingdale’s in New York. They all come from different backgrounds,” Musical co-producer Janet Martin Menopause said.

There’s the Iowa housewife who’s conservative, the Earth mother who’s a hippie, the aging soap star, and the professional corporate woman.

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“I play the role of a professional woman, and the professional woman is the city-dweller type of company. And all of a sudden she went into something new, which is menopause,” said actress Alana Bridgewater.

“All of a sudden now she feels like she’s just not in her own body.”

The show is not only hilarious but relatable and the producers say it’s not just for women of a certain age.

“We have a lot of men coming to the show. And we apparently saved a lot of marriages,” Martin said.

“On more than one occasion we’ve had men say, ‘Hey, you know, I had no idea what was bothering my wife, and that’s what was happening, because we didn’t. never discussed it.'”

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“Apart from the characters and the messages the show brings, it’s brilliantly rewritten,” said Mark Zimmerman, co-producer of Menopause the Musical.

“The woman who wrote the show covered 27 of the biggest hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. And they’re parodied. So it’s all about the messages of the music and the music that everyone can relate to.

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The musical Menopause will land at the Kelowna Community Theater on May 17. Tickets are available online at www.selectyourtickets.com