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Guest Star Reveals Why Menopause The Musical Has Everyone Laughing Out Loud

Last updated: September 1, 2016 at 11:48 am. Posted by in Caesars Entertainment, Celebrities, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Shows. Comments Off on Guest Star Reveals Why Menopause The Musical Has Everyone Laughing Out Loud.

Hot flashes. Mood swings. Night sweats.

These menopausal symptoms aren’t likely the first things to pop into your head when you think about a Vegas vacation. If they are, you’re probably doing it wrong. Luckily, the cast of Menopause the Musical at Harrah’s Las Vegas does this change of life right. Hilarious dialogue, humorous remixes of famous songs and entertaining dancing will have you singing and clapping along at this Las Vegas show no matter your age or gender.

Las Vegas Show Menopause the Musical

Through laughs, you’ll belt out “Stayin’ Awake” to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Sweatin’” instead of “Night Fever,” as inspired by the BeeGees’ classics. You’ll recognize the tune of “Change, Change, Change,” an apt take on Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools,” through the powerful vocals of the Professional Woman character, played by Lisa Mack.

Look around and you’ll see significant others glancing at their ladies to see if it’s ok to laugh. Of course! Go ahead and roll in the aisles. The best part of this show is how truly universal it is. Let the newest guest star Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame tell you why it will put a smile on the face of anyone who sees it.

Cindy Williams in Menopause The Musical

Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame guest stars in Menopause the Musical.

Do you feel there are any connections between your beloved role as Shirley Feeney in Laverne & Shirley and your role in Menopause the Musical?

It’s like Laverne & Shirley in that the characters make fun of themselves going through this hideous wolf at their heels called menopause. Everybody in the audience, all the women and the men get it. The women know they’re not in a boat rowing alone. It’s fun. They make lemonade out of the lemons of menopause. They make fun of it. On Laverne & Shirley, we made fun of our situation and that’s what Menopause does on a bigger scale. They make fun of this rite of passage that women go through that is not so much fun but they make it fun. I love how women can be on the same page and laugh at themselves. That’s the beauty of it. The singing and dancing are fabulous.

I call situational comedies personality plays because it is the personality of the performer in a situational comedy that shines through and makes the character. Obviously when I play this little part in Menopause, it’s my personality and that makes it fun too. And the cast members are all sort of Laverne & Shirley characters.

I know you’ve joined the cast of Menopause the Musical in other cities. What made you want to join the cast the first time around?

It’s an honor to be with this cast. When I came and saw this show for the first time I was blown away by the performance. It was nothing like I expected. And years ago, I don’t even remember how many years ago, when the show first started, they were going to put it in Los Angeles and they asked me to do it. I couldn’t but I never saw the show then. The first time I saw it was in Las Vegas and this cast is so talented. I told them, you could have each come on Laverne & Shirley and we would have loved you! They would have outshined us because that’s how good they are and they sing! It’s so upbeat.

Las Vegas Show Menopause the Musical

The cast of Menopause the Musical DARES you not to laugh!

Do you have a favorite song from Menopause the Musical?

I love “I’m Your Babe, Mom.” It’s “I Got You Babe.” It’s sort of a tribute to mothers. It’s like all those things about our mothers that drive us crazy but in the end we’re still their baby. It always makes me cry. It’s beautiful! That’s one song that I love. I also love “My Husband Sleeps Tonight” done to “Lion Sleeps Tonight.” The songs have that built-in recognition for people. You hear it, your cells from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s wake up in your body and salute it. What memory cells you have left will salute it!

What would you tell men about why they’ll love the show too?

Humor has no gender to it and because the men whose wives or significant others have brought them to the show, they get it, because they’ve lived with it. They’ll come out of the show and they’ll say, “I loved that show!” They’ll say, “Well, that explained a lot!” They have fun with it as much as the women do. I know it might sound like I’m exaggerating that but I’m not. They have sometimes more fun than the women.

The humor in the show is laugh-out-loud humor and it’s across the board. It doesn’t have a gender to it really. Humor and laughter have no judgment but joy. By the end, everybody is so happy. You cannot leave there without a smile on your face. I defy you to leave that theater without a smile on your face.

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Allison came to Las Vegas over a decade ago and fell in love with the city and all its dining and entertainment options. A live music junkie and tequila enthusiast, she has written for Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Magazine and Conde Nast's VegasChatter.

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