Menopause The Musical Returns to Peoria
Friday, October 6, 2017, 4:50 A.M.
NATIONAL TOUR OF MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® PLAYS PEORIA
Thursday, February 15th for 1 performance only!
Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, October 11th!
Peoria, IL (October 6th 2017) – GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to Peoria and will play the SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center Theater for 1 performance, Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 pm. Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, October 11th at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Group discounts for 10+ are also available by calling (309)680-3551.
Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 16 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.
Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
Menopause The Musical®, now in its sixteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.
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About GFour Productions
Proud producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, now in its sixteenth year - it is the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegashistory, and can be seen nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the 50 yard line of the Las Vegas strip. MENOPAUSE is also on tour around the U.S., as well as playing in Spain, Mexico City, and the U.K.. Other recent successes include GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL, nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical; THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway, winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best Comedy, and the acclaimed production of DREAMGIRLS, currently selling out on London's West End. Their Tony Award-nominated production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will launch its national tour in the fall of 2018, and their Tony Award-winning production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL starring 5 time Tony Award winner, Audra McDonald, will open on London’s West End this summer. Other selected highlights include winning the 2013 Tony Award for their 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; Co-financing the 5 time Tony Award, 5 time Drama Desk Award, and 7 time Olivier Award winner for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL; and producing the popular 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL with music by Dolly Parton, and RING OF FIRE the Johnny Cash Musical Show. They began producing in 1981 with NINE, winning the Tony Award that year for Best Musical. Among their favorite past Broadway productions are MY ONE AND ONLY starring Tommy Tune, ZORBA THE GREEK starring Anthony Quinn, THE RINK starring Liza Minnelli, BABY, GRAND HOTEL, GRIND, BIG, TRUE WEST, the original and the revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES which won them Tony Awards for Best Musical in 1983 and Best Revival in 2004. Their combined shows have been nominated for 121 Tony Awards, winning 44 and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56. For more information, please visit GFourProductions.com.
About the Peoria Civic Center
The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area. For the most up-to-date event information visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.
The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market. To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com
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