Menopause the Musical
Night Sweats at Indy's Beef and Boards
By: Melissa Hall - Apr 03, 2013
Menopause the Musical is exactly what one might expect. The Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre debut is a cheeky, fun look at “The Change” set to song. Any woman who can identify with the experience is sure to love the show.
Four very different women cross paths in Bloomingdales department store. Despite their differences they have an automatic sense of camaraderie because of the one thing they have in common: menopause! Unlike most Beef & Boards shows, there is no intermission. The musical is a brisk 90 minutes.
The songs are parodies of familiar classics from the 1960s. They poke fun at the systems of menopause. From night sweats to hot flashes, memory loss to mood swings, the reworded versions of “California Girls” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” are a playful look at the challenges of Menopause.
The set has art deco-style dressing room doors lining the back, allowing for quick entrances and exits. Over the course of one day in the mall the women commiserate and encourage each other to make it through each new obstacle.
Tiffanie Bridges is the Professional Woman. Her powerful voice and candid demeanor are perfect for the role. The rest of the cast includes Judy Bridgewater as a naive Iowa Housewife, the aging Soap Star is played by Rebecca Fisher, and the hippie Earth Mother is Dee Etta Rowe.
This might not be every guy’s dream show, but grab your mom or your gal pals and enjoy a girls’ night out. Up next on the Beef & Boards stage is the family-friendly musical, The Sound of Music opening May 16, 2013.
The show runs until May 12. Doors open for evening performances at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The buffet is served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. For Wednesday matinees doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the buffet is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show begins at 1 p.m. For Sunday matinees doors open at 12 p.m. and the buffet is served from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The show begins at 1:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets call (317) 872-9664 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Prices range from $37.50 to $62.50 and include the show, tax, coffee, tea and the buffet.
Reposted with permission of Melissa Hall and Stage Write.