Without laughter, playgrounds would be silent except for the creaking of old swing sets and the trickling of tears into belowground aquifers. Celebrate the sound of mirth with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get one lower-level ticket to Menopause the Musical at the Stafford Centre (a $49 value). Choose one of the following shows:
- Wednesday, October 19, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, October 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.<p>
Menopause the Musical has painted a vivid, rib-tickling portrait of four women confronting the troubles of middle age for audiences in hundreds of cities all over the world. The show tells the story of four strangers, meeting by chance at a department-store lingerie sale, who begin to commiserate on the travails of menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, and spontaneously breaking out in song-and-dance routines. Parodying a suite of hits from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the musical’s jaunty tunes encourage dialogue about women’s health while eliciting copious chortles of recognition from guests. Patrons can choose from upper- or lower-level seating in the Stafford Centre’s Performing Arts Theatre, enjoying straight-on views of onstage antics or simultaneously confronting acrophobia and theatrophobia via balcony-immersion therapy.