Saturday, 28 November 2009

Menopause the Musical (4*)


Caught Menopause the musical yesterday afternoon (matinee) with goodest bestest friend jiahui. The musical is set in a departmental store (how apt!) and the four women basically break out in song in the the various sections of the store such as women's restroom, lingerie department and salon etc. singing about "The Change" as they called it, which is menopause. Topics included memory lapses, hot flushes, cellulite, mood swings, disappearing chins, expanding butts and many more. The lyrics of familiar favourites such as "Staying Alive", "The Shoop Shoop Song" and "Only You" have been re-written to tell about these dreaded symptoms, delivering timely comedic effect. Although the set never changes and the props are minimalistic and often rehashed, the hilarious songs, great singing and dancing make this production an entertaining piece of work.

However, I find the $98 (most expensive) tickets we bought a tad expensive for such a small-scale production. so ok, you can get the $55 tickets (cheapest) ba LOL

we found it educational but frightening at the same time. at the end of the show...

me: wa, menopause sounds scary
jiahui: ya lor... got so many symptoms
me: wonder what hot flush feels like...
jiahui: donno...
me: every woman will go through it?
jiahui: yeah... unless you remove your womb i think... but think you have to take hormone pills cos you will lack them
me: so what will happen if you don't take hormone pills... you'll grow a moustache??
jiahui: donno... do guys go through menopause?
me: don't think so... but they either become botak or grow fat or both i guess...
jiahui: hm...

hm... haha...