Thursday, March 29, 2012

Palace Adds Menopause Performance

In response to popular demand, the Palace Theater in Waterbury has added a third performance of the hilarious musical comedy,Menopause the Musical, on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30p.m. Tickets are go on sale Saturday, March 31, at 10a.m, and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2002, online atwww.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the Palace Theater Box Office, located at100 East Main Street inWaterbury, CT.  Groups of 10 or more qualify for discounted rates and should call the Group Sales hotline at 203-346-2011.

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine,Menopause The Musical writer and producer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Produced by GFour Productions, the laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies of classic songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s and revolves aroundfour women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and a little thing called menopause.

Menopause The Musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, 300 international cities and nearly 15 countries, and it is estimated that nearly 11 million women have attended a performance since the 2001 opening performance inOrlando, FL.  For more information, visit www.menopausethemusical.com.

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Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced
numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont
Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.”

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway
League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway
run.

She was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill
Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater (the only ones you can find in the US with an added Christian perspective) at http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/. She
is editor of The award-winning Connecticut Arts Connection (http://ctarts.blogspot.com),

She is a theater reviewer for the Manchester Journal-Inquirer. She previously served as Contributing Editor for BroadwayWorld.com, Connecticut theater editor
for CurtainUp.com and as Connecticut and New York reviewer for American Theater Web. Yarger is a book reviewer and writer for Publishers Weekly and freelances for other sites. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

She is a freelance writer and playwright and member of The Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association and The League of Professional Theatre Women. She served as a judge for the SDX Awards presented
by the Society of Professional Journalists. She also is a member of the Connecticut Critics Circle (awards committee).

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger also worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts,
the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and served for nine years as the Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. She lives with her husband in West Granby, CT. They have two adult children.

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