Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and the "Guhvenah"

Ya'll, Tuesday night I went with 4 other girlfriends to see "Menopause, the Musical" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. If ya'll haven't seen it yet, get online, see where it's playing in your area and get tickets. It was hilarious!

They parody songs from the 60's and 70's like...

The Beach Boys song, "California Girls" becomes "I wish we all could be sane and normal girls"

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (in the jungle, the mighty jungle...) becomes "In the guest room or on the sofa, my husband sleeps tonight"

"My Guy" becomes "My Thighs"

...and on and on it goes!

They talk about hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, food cravings, etc. I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks! Every once in a while I would glance over a couple of rows and see the "Guhvenah" who (begrudgingly, I'm sure) accompanied his wife and first lady, Patsy Riley, to the performance---slumping further and further down in his seat while he had the Playbill rolled into a tight tube tapping his mouth with it. Then I glanced back and saw his security guys standing in the back of the auditorium, jaws still clenched from drawing the short straw!

It doesn't get any better than that!

This show is a must see!

14 sweet friends had to say...:

Dianne said...

I've seen it twice and you are right...it is definitely worth seeing!

Rhoda said...

I'm LOLing at the guvnuuh! Poor guy! Menopause was here in B'ham too just awhile ago & I knew I should have gone! It's definitely something a bunch of women should go to together. I would never in a million years get my DH out to something like that!

Rhoda

Pam in Colorado said...

I bet that is a hoot! There are days that I see potential bad moments in my future and my poor dh future, since we are in this together. ;)

I'll have to keep my ears open to see if it is coming to my area.

justabeachkat said...

Loved it!! We saw it in February.

http://justabeachkat.blogspot.com/2007/02/celebrating-menopause.html

What a great show and so much fun to see with other ladies. I'm so glad you got to see it too.

MorningSong said...

I will check it out! By the way, I tagged you Paula Dean!! :-)

Musicaljean said...

Wow, that sounds so funny! I would love to see that with my sisters or a bunch of you blogging friends. I would have to warn you, though, that I am a dreadfully loud laugher. Every time I go anywhere people tell me afterward that they knew I was there, because they heard me laugh. Maybe I wouldn't stick out so bad at a show like this where most of the audience was women.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I went to see this here in ATL with a group of girlfriends. It was wonderful.

MorningSong said...

Sounds good!! I would LOVE to meet!! I have no clue what city is close to me yet. I have learned my area pretty well but still learning about my surroundings. :) Glad to know we are sooo close.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

I have seen it 3 times! Each time I take an unsuspecting friend and show up with boas for all.

Did you get up on the stage? I can only hope that the guhvenah was the one she sang to in the crowd! That would get my vote!

NspiredByFaith said...

I've heard that it's a hoot! The "guhvenah" should definately get extra brownie points with Patsy for braving that one, and the security guy needs a serious raise! I bet all the other security guys had a great time at his expense! Can't you just hear them? "Hey Jim, how'd you like Menopause?" ..."Had any hot flashes lately, Jim"....poor, poor man!

Jungle Mom said...

Sounds to close to home to be funny!! LOL! Actually, I will have to check it out!

MorningSong said...

Are you coming back again ever???

It isn't the same without you!

The Preacher's Wife said...

missing you..:))

lisa

Musicaljean said...

Morningsong is right - it's not the same without you! I saw you on Kat's blog. How cool that you actually got to spend an evening together!

 
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