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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Back By Popular Demand: Menopause the Musical

Here's a show that slipped under the radar - a return visit from Menopause the Musical, which was a huge success in its visit last season, so the Marshall Artist Series has brought it back for another go.

Here's the story from today's Herald-Dispatch:
Menopause the Musical is returning to Huntington at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 4th Ave.

Menopause the Musical is a 90-minute production that includes 25 re-lyricized tunes from the ’60s and ’70s.

The musical is set in a department store where four women meet by chance. The musical pokes fun at things such as hot flashes, memory loss, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and eating binges. The show’s intended message is that menopause is a normal passage in every woman’s life that should not have to be hidden.

The musical encourages a healthy dialogue about issues of aging and women’s health and provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness with female audiences.

Recognizing the show’s potential to educate women on health issues, writer and producer Jeanie Linders took the show on the road as Menopause the Musical Out Loud: Breaking The Silence of Ovarian Cancer. The 2005-06 tour raised nearly $500,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness.

A portion of the proceeds from the Huntington production will directly benefit the West Virginia Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

Tickets range in price from $33 to $43.

To purchase tickets, contact Donna May, Keith-Albee box office manager, at 304-696-3313 or visit ticketmaster.com.

More information is available at www.ovarian.org.

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