Menopause The Musical will make the much-deserved move to the Las Vegas Strip and begin performances Tuesday, May 26 at Luxor inside the Atrium Showroom. Over the course of the last three years in Las Vegas, this “little show that could” has performed 1,534 times and worldwide has played to more than 11 million people in 250 cities in 13 countries. In Las Vegas alone, Menopause The Musical has entertained nearly 500,000 guests.
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer and producer 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.” From its first performance, the show has evolved as a “grass-roots” movement of women who deal with life after 40 and all the challenges that result in the mental, physical and spiritual freedom of the post-World War II baby boomer generation.
Since 2001, Menopause The Musical has amused and inspired audiences globally. This hilarious show has launched a women’s movement that has superseded entertainment, empowered its audiences and become a must-see event. Consisting of parodies from the classic songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, the show is filled with optimism, connection and laughter. It had its modest debut on March 28, 2001 in a converted perfume shop in downtown Orlando, Fla. After eight years with productions from Toronto to Texas as well as Off-Broadway to Australia, the curtain rises with consistent success. In a city where there are a multitude of shows daily, the Las Vegas Review-Journal declared, “Dollar for dollar, it’s the best show in town.”
The Las Vegas cast will include Queen Emily, a finalist in last year’s America’s Got Talent (www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PmUnvhNCu4), as well as Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. Additional cast members include local favorites Laura Lee O’Connell, Annette Verdolino, Cheryl Spencer, Sandra Benton and Lori Legacy.
Menopause The Musical will perform in Luxor’s Atrium Showroom seven-days-a-week. Showtimes are Wednesday-Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. During Carrot Top’s monthly dark period, performances will be nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $49.95, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Friday, May 15 at noon and may be purchased by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.luxor.com.