Monday, April 24, 2017

'Menopause The Musical' is back with a Supreme singing legend

The national tour of “Menopause The Musical®”, featuring Mary Wilson of The Supremes will be coming to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Terry Theater for six (6) performances only! The FSCJ Artist Series along with VyStar credit union and GFour Productions, are proudly bringing this international hit show back in town again.  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 fourteen 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. Joining the cast this year is Mary Wilson of The Supremes, playing herself.  Menopause The Musical® is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Luxor Hotel and Casino.  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.

Set in a department store, four women meet by chance while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the all-female 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.

Mary Wilson
About Mary Wilson: Mary grew up in Detroit’s Brewster Projects, her love for singing blossomed when she befriended Florence Ballard, Betty McGlown and Diana Ross at age 13.  The quartet formed a singing group, The Primettes.  They auditioned for the Motown label and were eventually signed.  Betty and her replacement Barbara, both dropped out of the group, and the remaining trio of Mary, Florence, and Diana became known as The Supremes.  Four decades and 40 albums later, what once started as a dream has exceeded beyond Wilson’s wildest imagination.  With an unprecedented 12 number-one hits, “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Stop, In The Name Of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again.” In 1970, Berry Gordy brought in Jean Terrell to replace Ross, with Cindy Birdsong having replaced Florence.  Together, they formed The New Supremes, racking up three top 10 hits: “Up The Ladder To The Roof”, “Stoned Love”, and “River Deep, Mountain High.”  Since then, Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography “DreamGirl: My Life as a Supreme”, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.

Menopause The Musical
Thurs. May 11, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Fri. May 12     8 p.m.
Sat. May 13    4:30 & 8 p.m.
Sun. May 14    2 & 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Terry Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: start at $46.90 and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing

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