MENOPAUSE (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

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Linda Boston, Megan Cavanagh, Annette Houlian Verdolino, and Cherie Price in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.

The beautiful Bucks County Playhouse features MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, a hilarious presentation about an inevitable fact of life. Four very different women meet while shopping at the posh New York City Bloomindale’s. The staunch business woman (Linda Boston), the soap opera star (Cherie Price), the hippie (Megan Cavanagh), and the cheerleader-turned-housewife (Annette Houlihan Verdolino) quickly realize they have something very real in common – they are all going through the “change”. They share the stories of their adventures replete with hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, forgetfulness, and other joyful alterations with song and dance including “Puff my God I’m Draggin’”, “Lookin’ for Food”, and “Good Vibrations”.

The show is seriously funny and the music and singing excellent. The actors are a testament to loving what you do because what made the show was how they found a way to connect to the audience; everyone could relate someone or something to themselves. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is a truly fun experience! [Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main Street, New Hope, Pa.] January 21–February 1, 2015; bcptheater.org.

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Lauren Hartranft

Lauren Hartranft grew up engrossed in books, theater, and music. She daylights as a behavior consultant, which she believes helps her perceive daily life, personalities, and theater in a unique way. She’s a self-proclaimed foodie and borderline hippie who likes to garden, make her own wine, and absorb as much culture from the world around her as possible. Lauren can be reached via email at lhartranft@verizon.net.