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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
December 21, 2010
For immediate release

'Menopause the Musical' returns to Potter Center Feb. 5-6

It’s time to kick-up those high heels! The Off-Broadway and international hit sensation Menopause The Musical® is returning to Jackson in celebration of its 10 years of “The Change!” Two shows only, February 5 & 6 at Jackson Community College’s Potter Center.

The hilarious musical is set in NYC’s Bloomingdale’s store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The cast laughs at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage! It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal!

Tickets are on sale now for performances at 8 p.m. Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harold Sheffer Music Hall, Potter Center. Tickets are $35, $40 and $45 and may be purchased by calling the Potter Center Ticket Office, 796.8600, or online at

Menopause The Musical® is the work of writer and producer, Jeanie Linders. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s and ‘80s. Disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” becomes “Stayin’ Awake,” Motown favorite “My Girl” is transformed into “My Thighs,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” switches to “In the Guest Room or on the Sofa, My Husband Sleeps at Night,” and “Puff The Magic Dragon” becomes the anthem to exercise, “Puff, My God I’m Draggin.’”

Since its first performance, the show has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life after 40 and all the challenges that result from the mental, physical, and spiritual freedom of being a woman.

Millions of women around the world (men too!) have attended a performance since the 2001 opening in Orlando, Florida. Menopause The Musical® has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, total of 15 countries and nearly 300 international cities. Each week women of all ages and stages find their spirits lifted by the show’s light-hearted look at menopause. It’s ‘The Hilarious Celebration of Women and the Change!’®