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‘Menopause, The Musical’ at Beef and Boards Opens Mar. 27

March 16, 2013 Leave a comment
'Menopause, The Musical' at Beef and Boards

‘Menopause, The Musical’ at Beef and Boards.
Image provided by the theatre and used with written permission.

By Patricia Rettig
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

The 40th Anniversary Season heats up in a flash when Menopause, The Musical makes its debut this spring at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. This hilarious and fun celebration of women and “the change” is scheduled for March 27 to May 12, 2013.

Written by Jeanie Linders, Menopause, The Musical is set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women in this uplifting production includes parodies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing “the change.”

Millions of women of all ages and stages find their spirits lifted by the show’s light-hearted look at menopause.

Menopause, The Musical encourages a healthy dialogue about issues of aging and women’s health. Recognizing the show’s great potential to engage and educate women, Linders produced two tours of Menopause, The Musical Out Loud: Breaking the Silence of Ovarian Cancer. These successful tours traveled across America and visited more than 100 different cities raising awareness and funds for local and regional ovarian cancer chapters. Menopause, The Musical also supports the Jeanie C. Linders Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports women in the areas of health, education and culture around the world.

There are 52 performances scheduled in the intimate setting of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $37.50 to $62.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Parking is free.

For reservations call the Box Office at 317-872-9664. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays.

For the complete show schedule, visit