January 19, 2022
Menopause the Musical Contact: Alyssa Holland
OWA Contact: Kristin Hellmich
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® ANNOUNCES CAST FOR FOLEY PRODUCTION
January 25-30 for 8 performances!
Great for a girls’ night out! Tickets On Sale Now!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOLEY, AL (JAN. 19, 2022) – GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 48 Tony Awards®, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Foley production of the international hit show MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, which will play at OWA Theater, year-round home of Legends in Concert for 8 performances, January 25-30. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at https://legendsinconcert.com or by calling 251-369-6100. Group discounts for 10+ are also available.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® continues to empower women across the globe, keeping hot flashes “HOT” through 20 years of production, playing to more than 17 million fans worldwide. The Myrtle Beach cast includes Rebecca Fisher (Soap Star), Melanie Souza (Earth Mother), Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck (Iowa Housewife), and Kara-Tamieka Watkins (Professional Woman).
Rebecca Fisher (Soap Star) has played the role of Soap Star in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® for many years, has performed the show all over the United States, as well as Canada and Singapore. Other favorite roles include Yitzhak in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, post-stroke Bette Davis in ME AND JEZEBEL; and Meredith Parker in BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL. As a vocalist and cabaret artist, she’s appeared in many venues around the Orlando area, and performed her one-woman cabaret, SIN. PLAY. LIVE. at The Metropolitan Room in New York City.
Melanie Souza (Earth Mother) Favorite Regional performances include: New Bedford Festival Theatre: MAMMA MIA (Rosie), American Stage: HAIRSPRAY: (Prudy Pingleton), INFORMED CONSENT (Dean Hagan, Jillian’s Mother), IN THE HEIGHTS (Abuela Claudia), THE BIKINIS (Karla, The Hippodrome Theatre), SOCIAL SECURITY (Trudy Hayman, Alhambra Theatre) with Barbara Eden, and ADDAMS FAMILY (Grandma Addams), BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO (Esther Simowitz, Ivoryton Playhouse), SISTER ACT (Sr. Mary Lazarus, Lake Dillon Theatre), STEPPING OUT (Dorothy, TheatreZone) with Donna McKecknie and 9 TO 5 (Roz, Theatre by the Sea).
Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck (Iowa Housewife) first performed in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® in her hometown of Detroit, where it was awarded the honor of longest-running musical in the city’s history and Best Ensemble Cast. Currently she resides in Chicago, where some of her other credits include MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL, BEYOND THE RAINBOW (Judy Garland), FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SWEET CHARITY, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, A CHORUS LINE, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. She is also the national Choreography Co-Supervisor for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®.
Kara-Tameika Watkins (Professional Woman) first joined MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® in 2006 in Baltimore, MD and has worked on productions in Bethesda, MD, Providence, RI and recently at New Theatre and Restaurant in Kansas. She has worked regionally at Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Olney Theatre, Studio Theatre, MetroStage, Creative Cauldron, Theatre J, Barter Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Northshore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera House, Eldorado Casino in Reno, Luxor Casino in Las Vegas as well as performing with the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® is now in its 20th year and 16th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, performing nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Seen by more than 17 million, it has played every state in the continental U.S. and more than 500 cities worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.
About GFour Productions Proud producers and co-financiers of some of the world’s highest caliber entertainment, from Broadway to the West End and beyond. Current productions and investments include: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and SIX THE MUSICAL on Broadway; AMERICAN BUFFALO opening in April 2022 on Broadway starring Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss; THE SHARK IS BROKEN in the West End; the U.K tour of DREAMGIRLS; and the U.S. tours of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, and the Tony Award®-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. This month, AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR in partnership with BASE Entertainment and the Estate of Whitney Houston, opened in Las Vegas at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Other highlights include winning four 2020 Tony Awards® for THE INHERITANCE including Best Play; winning the 2013 Tony Award® for their production of WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; co-financing the Tony Award® winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL; producing 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton; and producing AMERICAN SON starring Kerry Washington, which was recently adapted for Netflix. Their combined shows have been nominated for 146 Tony Awards®, winning 48 and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56. Their smash hit MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, now in its 20th year including 16 years as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, can be seen nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip as well as on tour around the U.S., Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Seen by more than 17 million fans, it has played every state in the continental U.S. and more than 500 cities in 17 countries worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. Their newest play, MIDDLETOWN® by Dan Clancy was selected as a Chicago Tribune Critic’s Pick, and has performed in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago and Miami. For more information, visit GFourProductions.com.
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