Menopause The Musical®
by Jeanie Linders
2008 – 2011 National Tour
May 20 – December 8, 2008 – 22.5 week tour to 45 venues in QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA, WA & NT
Surfers Paradise, Tweed Heads, Sutherland, Logan, Ipswich, Caloundra, Nambour, Boonah, Toowoomba, Mackay, Charters Towers, Ayr, Queanbeyan, Bendigo, Albury, Horsham, Ballarat, Echuca, Wonthaggi, Yarram, Moorabbin, Horsham (return season), Shepparton, Colac, Portland, Ringwood, Pakenham, Werribee, Swan Hill, Broken Hill, Mildura, Warrnambool, Warragul, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Melbourne (return season), Benalla, Wagga Wagga, Canterbury, Orange, Tweed Heads (return season), Port Macquarie & Taree.
January 14 – December 12 2009 – 44 week tour to 80 venues in NSW, VIC, SA, WA, NT & QLD
Queanbeyan, Sale, Werribee, Wollongong, Liverpool, Belrose, Nowra, Penrith, Southbank (Melb), Tamworth, Geelong, Camperdown, Griffith, Ararat, Horsham, Moonee Ponds, Mount Gambier, Renmark, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Kwinana, Margaret River, Bunbury, Mandurah, Thornlie, Moora, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Karratha, South Hedland, Darwin, Townsville, Cairns, Capella, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Brisbane, Cleveland, Toowoomba, Maryborough, Ipswich, Redcliffe, Beaudesert, Tweed Heads, Logan, Mackay, Proserpine, Charters Towers, Nambour, Tamworth (return season), Taree, Newcastle, Redcliffe (return season), Sutherland, Dubbo, Narrabri, Bingara, Gunnedah, Wyong, Castle Hill, Penrith, Kingsford, Shellharbour, Canterbury, Maryborough (return season), Rockhampton (return season), Surfers Paradise, Ringwood, Sale (return season), Wonthaggi, Pakenham, Broken Hill, Echuca, Wangaratta, Traralgon, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Mandurah (return season), Perth.
January 30 – December 4, 2010 – 44.5 week tour to 75 venues in VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, WA & TAS
Dandenong, Queanbeyan, Wollongong, Nowra, Bankstown, New Lambton, North Sydney, Mount Pritchard, Rooty Hill, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour, Gunnedah, Wanniassa, Hornsby, West Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Forster, Liverpool, Logan, Chermside, Lismore, Yamba, Ipswich, Redcliffe, Maryborough, Caloundra, Mackay, Cairns, Proserpine, Ayr, Townsville, Charters Towers, Gladstone, Biloela, Tweed Heads, Nambour, Dubbo, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Renmark, Port Lincoln, Margaret River, Geraldton, Kwinana, Bunbury, Swan Hill, Mount Gambier, Portland, Hamilton, Horsham, Melbourne, Warragul, Ararat, Devonport, Hobart, Ringwood, Launceston, Campbelltown, Penrith, Gosford North, Newcastle, Griffith, Shepparton, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Adelaide, Noarlunga, Tanunda, Traralgon, Sale, Bathurst, Revesby, Orange, Blacktown, Coffs Harbour..
June 23 – November 19, 2011 – 16.5 week tour to 34 venues in VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, QLD & WA
Werribee, Camperdown, Mount Gambier, Renmark, Noarlunga, Tanunda, Melbourne, Canberra, Kincumber, Bossley Park, Menai, Port Macquarie, Penrith, Dubbo, Hornsby, Wentworthville, Shellharbour, Bankstown, Mount Pritchard, North Gosford, New Lambton, Ettalong, Rooty Hill, Redcliffe, Toowoomba, Forster, Katoomba, Dee Why, Campbelltown, Carnarvon, Merredin, Thornlie, Subiaco (Perth), Albany.
A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions
On 5 February 2005 Menopause The Musical® made its Australian premiere in Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre where it was hoped the season would run for eight weeks. Twenty-six months, seven cities and over half a million tickets later, the smash hit musical celebrating women and ‘the change’ is about to embark on 48 weeks of touring to capital city, metropolitan and regional and remote theatre venues in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
‘It’s impossible not to laugh’ – The New York Times
Directed by Gary Young, Menopause The Musical® is the hilarious celebration of women and ‘the change’ that has taken everywhere by storm. Featuring 22 popular songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s (think I Will Survive, Stand By Your Man, and The Great Pretender), the show’s mix of comedy, musical parody and a hot topic has earned Menopause The Musical® a massive following and long seasons wherever it has opened, from New York to London. Here in Australia, the show has enjoyed rave reviews and smash-hit seasons in Melbourne (16 weeks), Sydney’s Star City (20 weeks), Perth’s Regal Theatre (19 weeks), Brisbane’s Twelfth Night Theatre (39 weeks), Auckland’s Civic Theatre (19 weeks), Wellington’s St James Opera House (8 weeks) and is currently running into its 16th week at Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre.
‘Absolutely hilarious’ – The Age
Inspired by “a hot flush and a bottle of wine”, Jeanie Linders created the hilarious musical as a celebration of a life passage that launches women into an exciting new phase of their lives. “Most women know intuitively that every other woman is experiencing memory loss, night sweats, or hot flushes,” says Linders. “But when they are in a theatre with hundreds of women – not just a few sympathetic friends – and all are laughing and shouting ‘That’s me!’ then they know what they are experiencing is normal. They aren’t crazy. It becomes a sisterhood.”
‘…fuelled by four energetic, skilled performances’ – The West Australian
Dubbo Housewife: Donna Lee (2008)
Dubbo Housewife: Angela Ayres (2008-2009)
Dubbo Housewife: Andrea Creighton (2009-2011)
Power Woman: Maria Mercedes (2008-2010)
Power Woman: Carolyn Waddell (2011)
Earth Mother: Cindy Pritchard (2008-2009)
Earth Mother: Carolyn Waddell (2009)
Earth Mother: Michelle Collins (2009-2011)
Soap Star: Vivien Davies (2008)
Soap Star: Jennifer Levy (2009-2010)
Soap Star: Sophie Viskich (2011)
Swing: Carolyn Waddell (2009-2010)
Playwright: Jeanie Linders
Director: Gary Young (2008-2009)
Director/Choreographer: Patty Bender (2010-2011)
Musical Director: Paul Keelan (2008-2009)
Resident Musical Director: Judith Dodsworth (2010)
Resident Musical Director: Susan-Ann Walker (2011)
Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth (2008-2009)
Resident Choreographer: Sue-Ellen Shook (2010-2011)
Resident Choreography: Lyn Pelgrave (2008-2009)