Menopause the Musical: Win Tickets

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 — 10:50am PST
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Returning to Greater Vancouver for the first time since 2010, Menopause the Musical will take to the stage at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey, and at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver this week. It’s the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas history, and there’s a reason why it’s so successful: It’s the ultimate girls’ night!

Menopause the Musical

Menopause the Musical

Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra… come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. The All -Star Canadian cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more.

When Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Where: Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St, Vancouver)

When: Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 8:00pm SOLD OUT!
Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 – 144th St, Surrey)

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 – 144th St, Surrey)

Tickets are available now for Vancouver and the second night in Surrey.

Written by a woman (Jeanie Linders) for women, the show features 25 hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I spoke with the show’s producer, Mark Zimmerman, about how he brought Menopause the Musical to Canada a dozen years ago and how it continues to be such a success.

It’s so relatable,” Mark told me over the phone from the show’s Kelowna stop. “I think also why it is so successful is that years ago menopause was somewhat in the closet, certainly my parents never talked about it.”

He says that what happens is that women no longer see themselves as alone, going through this change of life alone.

“In the four characters on stage, they see themselves.”

When Mark first brought Menopause the Musical from Las Vegas to Toronto, it played for 513 consecutive shows. It’s now traveling across Canada with half a dozen stops in BC.

“It’s impossible not to laugh!”

“Not only do the actors bond on stage and become best of friends through the show, but the women in the audience become almost like a sisterhood and they bond over the relatedness of the topic.”

While the subject matter is for women, by women, and at some theatres even serve up whimsical cocktails like the Menopaus-litan, and Estro-gin and Tonic, men are of course welcome at the show too.

“Yes there are small numbers of men in the audience, but men do love the show. They actually walk away with a closer appreciation of what their partner is going through because they see how similar these symptoms are and what the change of life holds. It brings people closer together.”

Mark says that this show has a power. It’s a power to bring people together over a common experience, laughter, life, and great music.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the show on Sunday, October 29th in Surrey. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

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*This event is not recommended for patrons under 16 years of age. Patrons under this age may attend the event, but it is not recommended, due to show content.

Update The winner is Kellie Nehring!

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  1. Linda says:

    Would love to win and take my BFF

  2. Alice Law says:

    Oh, I am giggling already. This play sounds hilarious!

  3. Eileen says:

    My mom would love this!

  4. Stacey says:

    Would LOVE to see this!

  5. Shelley says:

    I would love to win this and take my friend Leisa. It’s a show we could both relate to!

  6. Zeina says:

    This would be so much fun for my sister and me to see on her birthday! She needs some laughter in her life.

  7. Catherine Hercus says:

    This would be a great late birthday gift for me, my birthday is October 22. I would take my daughter, she loves musicals and we would go out for dinner downtown first.

  8. Tanya says:

    Sounds like a very funny musical! Would love to go to the Vancouver one!

  9. Sonya Entwistle says:

    Would love to win tickets to take my bff on a girls night out.

  10. Bonnie Y. says:

    Sounds like fun,

  11. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  12. Jro says:

    Looks fun!

  13. bonnie lam says:

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggiez.

  14. Ali says:

    Would love to take my Mom on a date!

  15. ariel c says:

    sounds like a fun musical

  16. adam says:

    great date night show!

  17. Sean says:

    This would be a great gift for someone I know.

  18. Andrea says:

    Would love to win!

  19. Rino says:

    Would love to take my mom

  20. Emily Harrison says:

    My mom would love this!

  21. Tania says:

    Sounds like a fun musical

  22. Lisa Munday says:

    sounds like such a great night

  23. Chris Pella says:

    This would be so much fun.

  24. Jason B says:

    My Mom might like this.

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