At "heibe zeiten – wechseljahre" (hot times – menopause), the latest musical of the french theater summer, women and men of all ages laughed and cheered on thursday evening on the lake stage.
Four women sang, danced and played with a lot of verve, wit and self-irony about what changes for women in their 45s plus when they enter menopause. At the musical "hormonical by tilmann von blomberg high spirits prevailed from the start. The audience was enthusiastic and thanked with scene and final applause.
The plot: at the airport, the career woman, the elegant woman, the housewife and the permanent fiancee meet each other. They want to go to new york. But what unites them in the airport waiting room is the menopause. The ladies rocked, danced and sang for two hours in a hormonal frenzy to legendary songs from the 70s to the 90s with humorous new german lyrics. Every now and then, the ground stewardess joined in as well.
Wrinkle cream and viagra
In this "hormonical hot flashes, emotional outbursts and panic attacks alternated with each other. The four driving ladies did not hold back on the taboo subject of menopause: they sang unashamedly about the urge to urinate, wrinkle cream and viagra. Topics were also heibhungerattacken, weight gain, sleeplessness. They worked off problems with adult children or the behavior of ungrateful parents or their limp husbands. Even the goal panic was part of it. The climacteric-sause, rehearsed by the intendant of the landesbuhne oberfranken jan burdinski and choreographer katleen bengs, presented a vocally harmonious ensemble with remarkably limber, nimble step and dance combinations.
One favorite melody followed the next, one after the other. All-time-disco-standards were rewritten in a funny way. Whether it was gloria gaynor or the "weather girls": suddenly they were all singing about menopause: crisis can sound like this.
In a hilariously funny revue, the four young ladies joked their way through the program and turned the taboo subject of menopause into an enjoyable group therapy session.
Between tears of joy and panic attacks, the four were confronted with existential questions: is there a perfect partner?? How a good marriage works? And: why doesn’t the bastard propose to me?? The comic and musical fireworks of the extra class gave a lot of answers.
The musical revue with well-known melodies and sentimental to flippant lyrics on "women’s issues was a great success