From its first performance, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 and all the challenges that result in the mental, physical and spiritual freedom of the post-World War II baby boomer generation.
The all-female cast of Menopause The Musical® includes Annette Verdolino (Iowa Housewife), Kathy St. George (Soap Star), Megan Cavanagh (Earth Mother) and Sandra Benton (Professional Woman).
ANNETTE HOULIHAN VERDOLINO (Iowa Housewife) is from Queens, New York and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts and New York University. She was company member of the OBIE Award-winning HERE Arts Center, and now lives in Las Vegas. In an excitingly varied career so far, she's opened for Cyndi Lauper, performed at the OBIEs, achieved notoriety in the world of burlesque, and lived in London, performing in BURNING HABITS at the Drill Hall. In 2006 she was awarded the Las Vegas Review Journal's "Tony" for Best Supporting Actress as Jack's Mother in INTO THE WOODS, and joined the Vegas cast of MENOPOAUSE THE MUSICAL®. Recent film credits include Tarzan's Girl in MAGIC MIKE and Audrey in DIVORCE INVITATION.
KATHY ST. GEORGE (Soap Star) has appeared on Broadway in the Tony-Award winning revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF directed by Jerome Robbins, Off-Broadway in I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE and in six National Tours. Recent credits include 9 TO 5 at North Shore Music Theatre, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and her solo show, DEAR MISS GARLAND, a tribute to the music of Judy Garland. A two-time IRNE Award winner, Kathy received the Elliot Norton Award for her work in THE DIVINE SISTER. Other favorite credits include Boston's long-running SHEAR MADNESS, BLITHE SPIRIT, RUTHLESS!, FOLLIES, PETE 'N KEELY, DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Broadway World Award), the title role in PETER PAN. She enjoyed working as Soap Star Susan Lucci's stand-in on ABC's "All My Children." Kathy is a native of Stoneham, MA. www.kathystgeorge.com <http://www.kathystgeorge.com>
MEGAN CAVANAGH (Earth Mother) (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) Film Credits: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Marla Hooch), ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (Broomhilde), FOR RICHER OR POORER (Levinia Yoder), THAT DARN CAT (Lu), JUNIOR (Willow) and the Academy Award Nominated Animated Feature JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS (Judy Neutron). TV Credits: (HOME IMPROVEMENT (Trudy), FRIENDS (Luisa Gianetti), JUST SHOOT ME (Marjorie Moynihan), WILL & GRACE (Terry), ER (Darlene) and EXES & OH'S (Chris). Megan has performed in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL since 2004. Regional Theater Credits: BLYTHE SPIRIT (Madame Arcati/Edith), HIGH SPIRITS (Madame Arcati), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Pseudolous), JUBILEE (Queen/Butch), OUT OF THIS WORLD (Isadora St. John). Megan is a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 1987. Check out her website: www.MeganCavanagh.com <http://www.MeganCavanagh.com>.
SANDRA BENTON (Professional Woman) (AEA/SAG) - An actress with a gypsy spirit, Sandra has performed all over the United States and abroad. She's performed on stage and screen and is happy to be returning to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®. Most recently she's been seen on television with performances in CHUCK (NBC), HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE (Investigation Discovery Channel), WHO'S STILL STANDING (NBC), GOT HOME ALIVE (Travel Channel) and in the web series BOOK CLUB (hulu.com/book-club). Past stage work includes a four year run of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® in Las Vegas, guest appearances in THE GEORGE WALLACE SHOW (The Flamingo - Las Vegas), THE BLUEST EYE, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, WEST SIDE STORY among many, many more. For more info check out her website at: www.thesandrabenton.com <http://www.thesandrabenton.com>.
Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer "The Silent Passage." It is a stage in every woman's life that is perfectly normal.
Menopause The Musical® is produced by GFour Productions. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from classic pop songs of the '60s and '70s and '80s. It is estimated that nearly 11 million women have attended a performance since the 2001 opening in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of "The Change."
Menopause The Musical® recently celebrated its 3,000th performance and was named the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas. The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com <http://www.MenopauseTheMusical.com>.