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 launch Nationally on June 3rd at Tampa, Florida's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Produced by the team who has successfully brought "Menopause The Musical®" to every major market in the United States, Motherhood the Musical® will have a minimum of five sit-down engagements during 2011. In addition to Tampa, the cities will include: Fort Worth, Texas; Richardson, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (See full tour schedule below.)
"Early on, when we did one of the first readings for Motherhood the Musical®, I brought my mom and daughter to be part of the selected audience," said producer Kathi Glist. "I loved how they both related to it and how my mom and daughter shared a bonding experience over this show. I believe that when women see this show, they will see themselves in one if not all of the characters on the stage. They will know they are not alone in what they experience on a day-to-day basis as a mother or daughter."
Motherhood the Musical® was originally produced in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the Fall of 2010 where it played a sell-out engagement and is presently playing a 65-city Australian tour.
Motherhood the Musical® is the work of author and #1 songwriter, Sue Fabisch and features the hilarious Top 10 Billboard Comedy Hit "The Kids Are Finally Asleep", the rousing "Costco Queen" and the tender "I'm Danny's Mom." This hysterical and poignant musical is a must see for anyone who is, has, or knows a Mom and it will remind you that it's not just about Motherhood...it's about you. The four-member company will be directed and choreographed by Broadway's Lisa Shriver and the award-winning Johnny Rodgers will supply music direction & supervision, arrangements and orchestrations.
The 20-song cast recording CD will soon be released on Fabisch's Nashville-based record label Mommy Music, the same label that brought "The Avon Lady Album" to 4 million Avon ladies worldwide.
GFOUR Productions most recent producing success is the International hit, Menopause The Musical® which has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 US cities and Canada. They began producing in 1981 with Nine, winning the Tony Award that year for Best Musical. Among their favorite Broadway productions are My One And Only, Zorba The Greek starring Anthony Quinn, BABY, The Rink, Grand Hotel, Grind, Big, True West, the original and the revival of La Cage Aux Folles which won them the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1983 and the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2004, Catskills On Broadway, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, and their production of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical, currently on a National Tour. Their combined shows have been nominated for seventy-six Tony Awards winning thirty. Fifty-three Drama Desk Awards winning twenty-three, and thirteen Outer Critic Awards winning nine.
For more information about the show and the tour, log onto: www.MotherhoodtheMusical.com2011
David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
June 3 - Oct. 2, 2011
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Aug. 14 - Sept. 4, 2011
Charles W. Eisemann Center
Sept. 8 - Oct. 9, 2011
14th Street Playhouse
Sept. 18 - Nov. 20, 2011
Society hill Playhouse
Sept. 30, 2011 - Open Ended Run