Watching a play is the second-best way to achieve emotional catharsis, right behind writing a play about achieving emotional catharsis. Tear-stain a playbill with this GrouponLive deal to see Motherhood the Musical at Trinity Repertory Company's Chace Theater. For $19, you get one general-admission ticket (a $38 value). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m.
Motherhood the Musical, the brainchild of singer and songwriter Sue Fabisch, whose album Music 4 Mommies bore multiple Top Ten Billboard Comedy hits, celebrates the joys and travails of parenting in uproariously melodic fashion. Praised by the Tampa Bay Times for its "genuine laughs and relatable observations on the job that never ends," the show first takes place at the baby shower of a naïve first-time mom, whose impressive record of never killing a Tamagotchi pet has convinced her she's prepared for motherhood. Over the course of 18 toe-tapping songs, her three experienced friends share stories about the frustrations and triumphs of raising their offspring. The production's spirited music ranges from the heart-tugging ballad I'm Danny's Mom to the exultant barnburner The Kids Are Finally Asleep.
Trinity Repertory Company's featured musicals and special engagements stake their claim in the 522-seat Chace Theater, which is located inside the historical Lederer Theater Center. Formerly the Majestic Theatre, the center still retains its Italianate-style white terra-cotta façade, which beckons patrons inside its early-twentieth century confines with a hint to its vaudevillian past.