FORT LAUDERDALE – “Don’t get mad – get everything!” is the mantra for DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL: The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! from the producer of the Off-Broadway hit, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL. Tickets are now on sale for the premiere at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. The show begins its national tour on Tuesday, November 27 and runs to Sunday, December 9.
Whether you are newly divorced, on the brink, or happily remarried, DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL: The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! promises a night of laughter and solidarity for all. The story centers on Linda, who is still reeling from the collapse of her marriage. When all she wants to do is have another bowl of Chubby Hubby ice cream, Linda’s three friends (along with a massage therapist/pizza delivery boy/make-over guru and others) decide to help her move on to a new beginning by throwing her the mother of all divorce parties. Using familiar songs with clever new lyrics, and coupled with a good dose of comic mayhem (and a touch of “naughty”) the girls cut loose on the realities of divorce, long term relationships and moving on.
Broadway and professional theater producer Mark Schwartz (MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL) teamed up with Dr. Amy Botwinick, author of Congratulations on Your Divorce -The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After to create this riotous new production, which features direction, lyrics and choreography by Jay Falzone (SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL and COOKING WITH THE CALIMARI SISTERS).
“Divorce parties are a growing, global trend,” says Dr. Botwinick, who uses her own divorce experience as a way to help empower other women. “They are an important ritual that helps people move powerfully forward with their lives.”
Co-conceiver/author and producer of DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL, Mark Schwartz saw the theme as a perfect follow-up to the successful MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, “Finally, another Girls’ Night Out,” says Schwartz. “DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL is the perfect opportunity for friends and adult family members to get together and laugh at a subject that affects nearly everyone.”
DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL is intended for adults only. Showtimes are Tuesday, November 27 – Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 1 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 2 at 1 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, December 4 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, December 5 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 8 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
On Tuesday, November 27, Dr. Botwinick will host a post-performance talk back session.
On Wednesday, December 5, Dr. Botwinick and cultural gerontologist Dr. Joy Siegel will host a talkback session after the 2 p.m. matinee performance.
Tickets are $31.50 and $39. Tickets and group discounts are available at (954) 462-0222 or select a seat online at www.ParkerPlayhouse.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
The Parker Playhouse located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale is an affiliate venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.