‘Menopause the Musical’ stars and benefits breast cancer survivors at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 24
From a press release:
GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, has proudly joined forces with Susan G. Komen to launch “Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour,” benefiting Susan G. Komen in 2015.
With a cast of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, “Menopause the Musical” and Komen partner to offer inspiration, sisterhood, and hope. “The Survivor Tour” comes to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $42, $48, and $58 (pit seating), plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100, and online at kirbycenter.org. The production will donate no less than $2 per ticket sold to Susan G. Komen to further its mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ are available by calling 570-826-1100.
“The Survivor Tour” is proud to fundraise for Komen, which since 1982 has invested more than $2.6 billion in research, screening, treatment, education, and support programs for people affected by breast cancer.
“’Menopause the Musical’ has lifted the spirits of more than 11 million people worldwide, and we are thrilled to be part of this extraordinary mission with GFour and a cast that represents the more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.,” said Komen President and CEO Judy Salerno, M.D., M.S.
“Their support makes a difference in the lives of women and men, and helps us move closer to our vision of a world without breast cancer.”
“Menopause the Musical” is set in a department store where four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! Singing along to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, the cast forms a sisterhood with the entire audience. Whether naturally occurring or thrust into it as a result of cancer treatment, “Menopause the Musical” helps women embrace and celebrate that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” For more information on the cast and tour, visit thesurvivortour.com.
“GFour Productions is happy to partner with Susan G. Komen to raise important awareness, while proving that laughter truly is the best medicine,” said producer Kathi Glist.
For more than a decade, “Menopause the Musical” has worked to inspire and support women dealing with life after “the change.”
“Menopause has always been a cause-based show,” said “Menopause the Musical” Director Seth Greenleaf.
“The cause was helping women see that what they are experiencing is perfectly normal, and that they are not alone. The Susan G. Komen partnership increases the importance of our purpose because now we’re not just talking about life-affirming, but life-saving. We’re deeply proud to be a part of this effort.”
“Menopause the Musical” is recognized as the longest-running scripted musical production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Harrah’s. The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the globe in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities, and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit menopausethemusical.com.