“Menopause The Musical” showed us that it’s OK to laugh at the annoyances and inconveniences of menopause.
Now the show is in the midst of a nationwide tour to encourage breast cancer survivors and raise money for Susan G. Komen.
“Menopause The Musical: The Survivor Tour” comes to the Township Auditorium on Sunday for one show only. This production features a cast of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors. “Menopause The Musical” is the story of how four women who meet at a department store lingerie sale realize they have a lot in common – memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, chocolate cravings and other symptoms of menopause. The musical features parodies of popular tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, such as “Stayin’ Awake” and “Puff, My God I’m Draggin’.”
“Menopause has always been a cause-based show,” director Seth Greenleaf said in a news release. “The cause was helping women see that what they are experiencing is perfectly normal, and that they are not alone. The Susan G. Komen partnership increases the importance of our purpose because now we’re not just talking about life affirming, but life saving.”
Susan G. Komen, which was founded in 1982 as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, has invested more than $2.6 billion in research, screening, treatment, education and support programs for people affected by breast cancer. During the “survivor tour,” which runs through June 30 in cities across the country, will donate $2 per ticket sold to Susan G. Komen to further its mission to save lives and end breast cancer.
Sunday’s performance will be at 3 p.m. at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. in downtown Columbia. Tickets are $46 and $56, and are available at the box office beginning at noon, through Ticketmaster.com, or from select Publix Grocery stores.
Bridget Winston, Special to The State