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Monday, October 15, 2012

Divorce Party the Musical at Stage West Theatre Restaurant




Canadian Premiere! Limited Engagement! Playing now through Nov. 25/12

Tickets now on sale at www.stagewest.com or by calling 905-238-0042
The ultimate Girls’ Night Out show from the Producer of the Off-Broadway hit MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

 “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.

 DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL-The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! will have its Canadian premiere at Stage West Theatre Restaurant, 5400 Dixie Road Mississauga, playing from September 20 to November 25, 2012. Tickets starting at $45.99 per person plus tax for a Wednesday matinee to $92.99 per person plus tax, which includes the performance and our fabulous buffet dinner.


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, COOKING WITH THE CALAMARI 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. Over the last few decades our views on many social issues have changed – and for me, right now DIVORCE is center stage and proud to show her face.  Divorce used to be the evil stepchild who needed to be locked up in their room. Our parents and grandparents would whisper the big bad “D” word.”

“Now, entertainment banks on the latest and greatest marital break-up.  Major newspapers and magazines write cover stories to chronicle how millions of families each year are adjusting to their divorce transition and beyond.  And I think most married couples, if they are honest; think about divorce at least once during their relationship.”

“This situation creates the perfect platform to tell the real life stories of women, warts and all, and create some great comedy. Mix in fun songs and lively dancing and you’ve got the perfect Divorce Party on stage. Not only will women leave dancing and laughing their way up the aisle, more importantly, they will feel connected and supported by a sisterhood of women sharing the same experience. Together they will learn how to powerfully move on.”

Co-conceiver/author and producer of DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL-The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! 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-The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! is the perfect opportunity for friends and adult family members to get together and laugh at a subject that affects nearly everyone.”

Schwartz said, “A decade ago, a similar but different subject was the motivating factor for me to work on and produce a show. The subject was MENOPAUSE – and it was coming out of the closet. What Grandma called “the silent passage,” was becoming the topic of the day -- much like the subject of divorce is today.  The realization that half the population is either pre- or post-menopausal at some point in their life, and was not alone in this, was a fact. It does not matter where you come from, or what language you speak, you are part of the sisterhood.”

“Today 50% of first marriages end in divorce, and 60% of second marriages end in divorce. So, half of everyone who has ever been married has gone through a divorce – and the other half experiences it indirectly through friends or family.  We have ceremonies and celebrations for many things: weddings, bar mitzvahs, funerals, etc. Why not a divorce?   Divorce can now be seen as a new beginning, a future, a positive moving on for all involved and finding the happily ever after.”

DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL-The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! is intended for adults only.   The show plays alternating Tuesday and Wednesday to Sunday evenings with matinees on Sundays and alternating Wednesdays from September 20 to November 25, 2012.   Performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday evenings; buffet dinner begins at 6; 30 p.m., curtain at 8 pm; Sundays theatre opens at 5;00 p.m., curtain at 6;30 p.m. Matinees; buffet at 11;00 a.m., curtain at 12;30 p.m.  Tickets can be booked online at www.stagewest.com/905-238-0042
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Calendar Listing for DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL

Theatre:          Stage West Theatre Restaurant, 5400 Dixie Rd. Mississauga
Dates:              Limited engagement; September 20 to November 25, 2012
Playing:           Tuesdays through Sunday evenings (alternate Tuesday evening performances)
                          with Matinees on Sunday and alternating Wednesdays. Tuesday to Saturday;
                          Buffet begins at 6; 30 p.m. with Curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays; Buffet at 5; 00 p.m.,       
                          Curtain 6; 30 p.m., Matinees; Buffet at 11; 00 a.m., Curtain at 12; 30 p.m.
Tickets:            www.stagewest.com, or by calling 905-238-0042
Prices:             Tickets Wed mat $45.99*, Sun mat $47.99*, Weekdays $72.99, Friday $82.99,
                          Sat. $92.99*     *Prices are per person plus and include buffet dinner and
                          performance.
Group Prices:  For group bookings and prices please contact Jennifer@stagewest.com
                          905-282-8206
 

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