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Menopause the Musical
RETURNS this NOVEMBER!
Playing
• 21 November - 9th December, 2014 (Mon-Sun) at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One
• 11 – 14th December, 2014 (Thu-Sun) at Penang PAC @ Straits Quay
Created by Jeanie Linders
Directed by Kathryn Conte
Choreographed by Patty Bender
Presented by Gardner & Wife Theatre
 
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VIDEO PREVIEW
 
SYNOPSIS
COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years!

Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage, but a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal!

“Most women know intuitively that every other woman is experiencing hot flashes or night sweats,” says author Jeanie C. Linders. “There is always a close friend or two who can sympathize or identify, but when they are sitting in a theatre with hundreds of other women, all laughing and shouting ‘That’s me! That’s me on stage!' They know what they are experiencing is normal. They aren’t alone or crazy. It becomes a sisterhood.”
 

CASTCurrent show cast
Professional Woman - TBA
Soap Star - TBA
Housewife - TBA
Earth Mother - TBA
Dance Captain/Cover - PJ Jenkinson

SHOW2007 CAST
Michele Mais – Professional Woman
Christophen Callen – Soap Star
Megan Cavanagh – Housewife
Jeannette Manor – Earth Mother
PJ Jenkinson – Dance Captain/Cover

2004 CAST
Shelley Browne – Professional Woman
Patricia Matthews – Soap Star
Sandra DeWoody – Housewife
Pammie O'Bannon – Earth Mother

 
CREW
2007
Production Manager – Bebe Chan
Lighting Operator - Ee Chee Wei
Sound Operator – John Siew
Props Mistresses & Dressers – Tania Tan, Nikki Tok
Set Builder - Waldenna Management Services

2004
Production Manager - Syed Zalihafe
Lighting Operator - Ee Chee Wei
Sound Operator - Miko Thomas
Props Mistresses & Dressers - Lynn Lim, Bebe Chan
Set Builder - Waldenna Management Services
 
REVIEWS
New Sunday Times22/07/2007 New Sunday Times by Subhadra Devan
BETTER THAN HRT
...a musical treat… had us all tickled and giggly… hilarious + more

The Edge10/07/2007 The Edge by Anandhi Gopinath
A PAUSE FOR MENOPAUSE
...an evening of delightful, intelligently written satirical comedy, astoundingly good singing and an absolute barrel of laughs... + more

The Star10/07/2007 Star Two by Saras Manickam
GREAT BALL ON STAGE
Nothing is too sensitive for Menopause the Musical... Everything and I mean everything – hot flushes (er, flashes), night sweating, insomnia, weight gain, food cravings, cellulite, mood swings, plummeting sex drive – everything is laid out in the open and celebrated to great fun and in-your-face humour. It is this directness and refreshing honesty that makes this musical a must-see experience + more

The Star14/07/2004 The Star by Suhaini Aznam
CANDID LOOK AT GROWING OLDER
hilarious… Pammie O’Bannon was adorable… Shelley Browne… terrific… audience was in gales of laughter… singing was good to excellent. Shelley threw her voice effortlessly… musical back-up was first rate… audience in stitches… Worth seeing? Definitely + more

12/07/2004 The Edge
talented Shelley Browne… hilarious… had the audience roaring with approval… the substance is in the actresses, who are refreshingly middle-aged, none-too-svelte and very real…

11/07/2004 Sunday Mail
Great acting, great singing, fun dancing… Clever lighting…

 
PAST SHOWS
Played 5th - 25th July, 2004; 27th June – 5th August, 2007
Created by Jeanie Linders
Directed by Kathryn Conte
Choreographed by Patty Bender
Produced by Chae Lian & Richard Gardner
Staged at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre & Auditorium Perbadanan Putrajaya
 
Menopause The Musical The return engagement of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL in 2007 saw an unprecedented 6-week run at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre, making its 44 performances Malaysia's longest-running show. It went on to open the inaugural Putrajaya Arts Festival and played to large and enthusiastic audiences at the 600-seat Auditorium Perbadanan Putrajaya in the country's administrative capital. Sponsors included Organon, ntv7 and Bacardi-Martini.
 
Menopause The Musical MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL marked the second co-production with The Embassy of the United States of America. Presented by Malaysia Airlines and endorsed by the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development, the show raised over RM400K for the Tunku Nurul Hayati Foundation at the royal charity premiere graced by the late Yang DiPertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, HRH Tuanku Ja’afar and his consort, HRH Tunku Najihah. The U.S. cast went on to play to 3 weeks of full houses at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre.