The joyous journey and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a Mom is the subject of the new musical sensation, Motherhood the Musical®. The hilarious and insightful show will delight Chicago audiences when it debuts at the Royal George Theatre, running through May 20. Motherhood the Musical® is produced by GFOUR Productions, the team who has successfully brought Menopause The Musical® to every major market in the United States. It is current playing at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.
Check out the opening night photos below!
Motherhood the Musical® opened with a sold-out premiere run in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in fall 2010, where it was named “Best Musical” by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. It has delighted audiences in cities across the U.S. including Tampa; Fort Worth, Texas; Richardson, Texas; Atlanta and Philadelphia. The production is currently on a 65-city tour in Australia. In addition to Chicago, the 2012 production will play Huntsville, Ala.; Atlanta; Mesa, Ariz.; and Providence. Although it is a national production, the 90-minute musical features a local cast in each city.
Motherhood the Musical® is a four-woman show from author and songwriter Sue Fabisch, a mother who understands that sometimes the best way to cope with the joys and trials of motherhood is to share the experience with other moms. The 20-song musical includes the hilarious Billboard Top 10 comedy hit, “The Kids Are Finally Asleep;” the rousing call-to-shoppers, “Costco Queen;” and the tender ballad, “I’m Danny’s Mom.” Motherhood the Musical® shares the humorous and loving journey of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mom; Barb, an over-worked, underpaid, stressed-out mother of five; Brooke, a lawyer who works too much and barely sees her kids; and Tasha, a single mom struggling to balance work, family and a divorce. The four-member company is directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Lisa Shriver and award-winner Johnny Rodgers supplies music direction and supervision, arrangements and orchestrations.
Tickets are on sale starting Monday, February 6 and range from $48 - $65. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800.982.2787 or at the Royal George Theatre box office, 1641 North Halsted Street. Groups of 10 or more pay just $35 for the March 30 – May 16 performances. For discounts for groups of ten or more, call Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612. For additional ticket information, visit www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com. For more information about the musical, visit www.motherhoodthemusical.com.
Photo credit: Heron PR
Tom Madden, Joe Ruffner
Sue Fabisch, Seth Greenleaf
Melody Betts, Seth Greenleaf
Melody Betts, Mari Marroquin
Melody Betts, Madeline Duffy-Feins
Melody Betts, Jen Chada, Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck
Marc Goldman, Sue Fabisch, Johnny Rodgers, Kenneth Greenblatt
Lucia Lombardi, Seth Greenleaf
Kenneth Greenblatt, Seth Greenleaf
Jen Chada, Melody Betts, Sue Fabisch, Johnny Rodgers, Madeline Duffy-Feins, Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck
Jen Chada, Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck
David Beckerman, Kenneth Greenblatt, Seth Greenleaf, Marc Goldman