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From GFour Productions, the Producers of Menopause The Musical®
CHICAGO, IL – The joyous journey and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a Mom is the subject of the new musical sensation, Motherhood the Musical® starring Madeline Duffy-Feins as “Amy,” Jennifer Chada as “Barb,” Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck as “Brooke,” and Melody Betts as “Tasha.” The hilarious and insightful musical previews at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, previews March 30, opens April 12 and runs through May 20. Hailed as “Engaging, hilarious, and touching!” by Variety, Motherhood the Musical® is produced by GFour Productions, the team who successfully brought Menopause The Musical® to every major market in the United States.
Motherhood the Musical® opened with a sold-out premiere run in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in fall 2010, where it was named “Best Musical” by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. It has delighted sold out audiences in cities across the U.S. including Tampa; Fort Worth, Texas; Richardson, Texas; Atlanta and Philadelphia. The production is currently on a 65-city tour in Australia. In addition to Chicago, the 2012 production will play Huntsville, Ala.; Atlanta; Mesa, Ariz.; and Providence. The 90-minute musical features a local cast in each city.
Motherhood the Musical® is written by author and songwriter Sue Fabisch, a mother who understands that sometimes the best way to cope with the joys and trials of motherhood is to share the experience with other moms. The 20-song musical includes the hilarious Billboard Top 10 comedy hit, “The Kids Are Finally Asleep;” the rousing call-to-shoppers, “Costco Queen;” and the tender ballad, “I’m Danny’s Mom.” Motherhood the Musical® shares the humorous and loving journey of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mom; Barb, an over-worked, underpaid, stressed-out mother of five; Brooke, a lawyer who works too much and barely sees her kids; and Tasha, a single mom struggling to balance work, family and a divorce. The four-member company is directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Lisa Shriverand award-winner Johnny Rodgers supplies music direction and supervision, arrangements and orchestrations.
“Motherhood the Musical® is the rare show that audiences not only relate to – they actually can ‘see’ themselves on stage through the cast’s portrayal of common experiences all moms have,” says Kathi Glist, Motherhood the Musical® producer and co-founder of GFour Productions. “From being pregnant to succumbing to driving a minivan, from facing an empty nest to anxiously awaiting one’s first grandchild, the musical really covers the entire wonderful, crazy journey of being a mom. Anyone who has ever been a parent–fathers as well as mothers–can relate to this show.”
South Florida-based GFour Productions is one of the fastest growing production and management companies in the theatrical community, bringing shows to small regional theaters, Broadway and beyond. They began producing in 1981 with Nine, winning the Tony Award® that year for Best Musical. Among their favorite Broadway productions are My One And Only, Zorba The Greek starring Anthony Quinn, BABY, The Rink, Grand Hotel, Grind, Big, True West, the original and the revival of La Cage Aux Folles which won them the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1983 and the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2004, Catskills On Broadway; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and their production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, currently on a national tour. GFour is also the producer of the international hit, Menopause The Musical®, which has entertained audiences in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. Their combined shows have been nominated for 76 Tony Awards, winning 30; 53 Drama Desk Awards, winning 23; and 13 Outer Critics Circle Awards, winning nine. For more information, visit www.gfourproductions.com.
Tickets are on sale and range from $48 – $65. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800.982.2787 or at the Royal George Theatre box office, 1641 North Halsted Street. Groups of 10 or more pay just $35 for the March 30 – May 16 performances. For discounts for groups of ten or more, call Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612.