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National tour of 'Menopause The Musical' comes to Permian Basin

July 30, 2013

YellowBrix

July 30--The international hit show "Menopause The Musical" will play at Wagner No l Performing Arts Center for one night only on Sept. 19 (7:30 p.m.).

Tickets went on sale Monday and may be purchased at 1-800-514-3849, by visiting the Wagner No l Box Office or BroadwayInTheBasin.com. Group discounts of 10+ are available by calling 432-552-4439.

Set in a department store, the show depicts four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges, according to a release from Wagner No l.

"A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer 'The Silent Passage,'" the release stated. "It is a stage in every woman's life that is perfectly normal."

"Menopause The Musical" is produced by GFour Productions and is the work of writer Jeanie Linders, director Seth Greenleaf and choreographer Daria Melendez.

The laughter-filled, 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the '60s and '70s and '80s. It is estimated that nearly 11 million women have attended a performance since the 2001 opening in Orlando.

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change," the release stated

"Menopause The Musical" recently celebrated its 3,000th performance and was named the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas.

The musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries.

For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com orwww.BroadwayInTheBasin.com.

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