Conflicting reports about where babies come from have made it difficult to distinguish true child-bearers from those who are simply trying to keep watermelons warm. Honor authentic moms with this GrouponLive deal to see Motherhood the Musical at the Royal George Theatre. For $25, you get one general-admission ticket for main-floor or balcony seating (a $63.80 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour before the show starts. Choose from 14 showtimes listed here.
Written and scored by working mom Sue Fabisch, Motherhood the Musical captures mom-dom's highs and lows in what Bill Hirschman of Variety called "a slick, polished work that embraces genuine sentiment without becoming manipulatively sentimental." At a baby shower for Amy, a young mommy-to-be, friends Brooke, who works in the legal system while keeping her kids out of it, Barb, a stressed mother of five, and Tasha, who juggles her work, kids, and ongoing divorce, lend their insights and challenges. The Chicago cast steps easily into the four archetypical roles, each bringing their own experiences of being born.
The relatable stories unfold through hilarious and heartfelt numbers such as the gospel spiritual "The Kids Are Finally Asleep," which joined the rest of Fabisch's album Music 4 Mommies, Vol. 1: Songs to Make You Laugh on the Billboard Comedy Top 10 in 2006. Also gracing ears is the rollicking, out-of-control "Costco Queen" and the poignant ballad "I'm Danny's Mom."