'Menopause the Musical' opens at Show Palace in Hudson

Published April 6, 2018

HUDSON — The Show Palace Dinner Theatre and Who's Who GF Productions present Menopause the Musical, April 14 - May 20 at the Hudson theatre.

Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than they imagined as they make light of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges.

The show, now in its 16th year, is the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas history. Menopause the Musical is on tour around the United States, as well as Spain, Mexico City and the United Kingdom, and can be seen nightly at Harrah's Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Director for the Show Palace production is Seth Greenleaf, Tony Award winner for his work on the 50th anniversary production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Music director is Matty Colonna (The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, A Doo Wop Christmas).

The small cast features Amy Glinskas, who is reprising her role as "Iowa Housewife" at the Show Palace having performed in Menopause last year in California. Ohio native Donna J. Huntley plays "Professional Woman." Her Broadway and regional credits include Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, Shadow Box, Our Lady of 121st Street, Hairspray, Nunsense, Chicago and Barnum. Sarah Hayes, who's performed in The Last Five Years, Annie Get Your Gun and Julius Caesar, takes on the role of "Soap Star." Donnalynn Waller who plays "Earth Mother" has toured nationally in Fiddler on the Roof, with regional appearances in Ragtime, Assassins and Nunsense.