Ex­tra per­for­mances for Menopause: The Mu­si­cal

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Menopause: The Mu­si­cal is prov­ing hot­ter than a hot flash in Palmer­ston North.

With its two shows at The Globe on Septem­ber 10 al­ready sold out, the cast is re­turn­ing for two ex­tra shows on Septem­ber 19 and 20. The na­tional tour of this world­wide sen­sa­tion now brings the num­ber of shows to 40.

Only Menopause: The Mu­si­cal can take hot flashes, mood swings and mem­ory loss and trans­form them into a uni­ver­sally praised, in­ter­na­tional suc­cess.

Menopause: The Mu­si­cal sets four women in a depart­ment store who have noth­ing in com­mon but a black lace bra they want to buy. The fe­male cast pokes fun at their woe­ful hot flushes, wrin­kles, night sweats and cho­co­late binges.

A sis­ter­hood is cre­ated be­tween them and a won­der­ful mu­si­cal that fea­tures pop­u­lar tunes from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s is born.

The mu­si­cal brings to Palmer­ston North four of New Zealand’s most ex­pe­ri­enced stage and screen ac­tresses.

As earth mother Lynda Mil­li­gan is a stage vet­eran who’s ap­peared in 80 pro­duc­tions at Court Theatre, many of them in Roger Hall’s box of­fice hits. She’s ap­peared at Cen­tre­point in At the Wake and You Can Al­ways Hand Them Back and her theatre cred­its over the last three years in­clude Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Cal­en­dar Girls and, most re­cently, in Grumpy Old Women – 50 Shades of Beige.

Ge­or­gia Duder-Wood is the ca­reer pro­fes­sional. Ge­or­gia has two decades of per­for­mance ex­pe­ri­ence in mu­si­cal theatre in Aus­tralia and New Zealand, jazz and soul res­i­den­cies in Ja­pan and Auck­land and has per­formed with the Royal NZ Navy Band, New Zealand Opera, the APO and Auck­land Theatre Com­pany.

As the house­wife Yvette Par­sons has nu­mer­ous TV roles to her name in­clud­ing Bro­ken­wood Mys­ter­ies, Agent Anna, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, Out­ra­geous For­tune and Short­land Street. Yvette played MC of the Vam­pire Ball in Taika Waititi’s hit fea­ture film What We Do in the Shad­ows and re­cently played NZ Madam, Flora Macken­zie on stage in Fa­mous Flora.

Deb­bie Pen­ney is the soap star. Deb­bie’s cred­its in­clude Jerry Springer, the Mu­si­cal at the Syd­ney Opera House and the re­gional tour of Menopause: The Mu­si­cal in Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

Sub-ti­tled Women on Fire, this new pro­duc­tion fea­tures new songs, new dance rou­tines and new gags in a 90-minute tour de force which will fin­ish with the au­di­ence danc­ing with the stars or busk­ing in the aisles.

The new Palmer­ston North sea­son for Menopause: The Mu­si­cal is Septem­ber 19 and 20. Book­ings at Tick­etDirect.

The cast of Menopause The Mu­si­cal has a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence.

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