Motherhood the Musical makes Chicago Debut
Feb 9, 2012
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. The hilarious and insightful show will delight Chicago audiences when it debuts at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, previewing March 30, opening April 12 and running through May 20. Hailed as "Engaging, hilarious, and touching!" by Variety, Motherhood the Musical is produced by GFour Productions, the team who has 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 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. Although it is a national production, the 90-minute musical features a local cast in each city.
Motherhood the Musical is a four-woman show from 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 Shriver and 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."
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