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'Menopause the Musical' takes mood swings and hot flashes to Harrah's

Parody songs about wrinkles and thighs give everyone a good laugh in "Menopause The Musical"

The hot flashes. The insomnia. The mood swings. The wrinkles. Oh, the joys of menopause. The four actresses in "Menopause the Musical" at least poke some fun at it.

In fact, they’ve made a career out of it. The show that opened at the Las Vegas Hilton (now the Westgate Las Vegas) in 2006 is funny enough to have stuck around in Las Vegas for 3,625 performances.

In February, the ode to all things for aging women moves from the Luxor to The Improv at Harrah's Las Vegas.

The show adds new times, a bigger stage, better lighting and new costumes to upgrade Iowa Housewife, the Professional Women, the Soap Star and Earth Mother, the stars of the show who represent the stereotypical women out there.

The show, which lampoons menopause and all the ailments that go with it, parodies classic songs.

“My Girl” turns into a lament about "My Thighs." "Stayin’ Alive" becomes "Stayin’ Awake."

Classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s weave the soundtrack for the women, who meet in a department store while fighting over a black bra. They discover they’re all going through "the change" together. Ninety minutes later, they're best friends.

Come Feb. 3, the show moves to Harrah's, with performances on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday rounds out the shows.

Tickets start at $44.99.

Call: Harrah's Las Vegas, (702) 777-2782


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