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The Sequel To "Yeast Infection, The Play"

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now playing, in Portland, Oregon

Posted by aalkon at August 28, 2006 11:42 AM

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I saw this show when it was still playing in NYC. I took my Dad. So it was one 20 something woman with one older man, an older gay couple, and at least 50 old ladies, who ate it up.

Posted by: MissPinkKate at August 28, 2006 6:58 AM

I've been living in this show for the last year. It starts out as "Sound of Music", moves to Don Giovani and ends as The Exorcist. Repeat monthly.

Posted by: eric at August 28, 2006 9:47 AM

Just this last week my husband was Scenic Charge for this play at the Ogunquit Playhouse, the Equity theater in Southern Maine. I was hired on to help with some faux finishes and got to spend most of a 14-hour day listening to a rehearsal of this franchise.
It's all re-worked pop tunes, like these lyrics to the old Irving Berlin "Heat Wave":

I'm having a hot flash
A tropical hot flash
My personal summer is really a bummer
I'm having a hot flash.
Comes on like a car crash
No warning just hot flash
Outside it is nippy, but I'm hot and drippy
I'm having a hot flash.

There's a song about "My thighs" to the tune of "My Guy" .
"Change, Change, Change" to "Chain of Fools".
"Stayin' Awake" to the Bee Gees' "Staying Alive".
I could go on, but I'd want to kill myself.

Ain't it charming?
I must say in all fairness that the ladies doing the singing sound stunningly excellent. It's just a damned shame the show is as dumb as a box of rocks.

It is done all over with a core group of honchos-- just a couple of directors, musical directors, and a small squadron of mix-n-match ladies who can sing, sing, sing and they do the same exact show in every venue.

Posted by: Deirdre B. at August 28, 2006 7:51 PM

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