The next show at the Royal George Theatre mainstage will be "Motherhood the Musical," a carefully targeted commercial show with mothers of all stripes in its marketing sights. "We have high hopes for a nice long stay in Chicago," said producer Alan Glist, the chairman of the Florida-based GFour Productions.
"Motherhood the Musical," which premiered in
"We think the show reaches the hearts of mothers of all ages," said Glist, whose wife, Kathi Glist, is a co-producer, "and of the men who love them."
The Chicago production will be new, featuring a cast of local Equity performers singing a (mostly) original score from writer and composer Sue Fabisch. Glist said that he hopes the Chicago production, directed by Lisa Shriver, will become "the springboard for an off-Broadway production," most likely at New World Stages.
GFour Productions currently presents "
The Glists acknowledge that "Menopause" reached its audience in spite of poor reviews. But