Menopause The Musical Brings New Meaning to “The Change”

Quick disclaimer here – I’m NOT going through it…yet.  I’ve still got about ten more years to get there but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a night of hilarious comedy all about the “change” that is to come, now does it?  That’s exactly what I did.

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Second Story Entrance

Thanks to the generous folks at Menopause The Musical, I was able to see one of their 6 performances at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium this past weekend.  Not knowing exactly what to expect, I did take good friend & performance aficionado, Rozlyn Sorrell, with me along for the ride, or in our case “the roll” laughing through the aisles until the very end.

Rozlyn and I before the show

Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, lack of sex drive, etc. all the symptoms of a woman going through The Change and all carefully orchestrated and intertwined into musical renditions of some of the GREAT classics – “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Heat Wave,” “Lookin’ For Love in All the Wrong Places,” to name a few.  I tell ya what though, I will never think of the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” followed by a rousing rendition of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” the same way again!

A few minutes before show time, the production team sold “Hot Flash Fans” for a dollar each with 100% of the funds going directly to the nonprofit foundation, Jeanie C. Linders Fund and the programs it supports:

These funds are used for Ovarian Cancer education and awareness campaigns; scholarships for young ladies in Ghana to complete their secondary school education; the rebuilding of homes through There’s No Place Like Home National…

among many other programs the foundation created by Menopause The Musical writer and producer, Jeanie Linders.

THIS is what the Musical should be recognized for.  Never mind the fantastic show that it is.  Seriously.  It’s a FUN show but what it supports is such a great cause that main stream media outlets in each city should recognize the work that these folks do.  No wonder they have such a fabulous time on stage!  It shows.  It really does.


If you haven’t seen this wonderfully funny production with a cause, I highly suggest you take it in.  It’ll make you laugh and you’ll be giving back to the community at the same time.  What a GREAT way to spend an afternoon or evening!


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