Extra performances for Menopause: The Musical
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.