Digital Playbill - 2022 May Tour

Rancho Cucamonga, CALIFORNIA

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PERFORMANCE PLAYBILL

GFOUR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

WITH

MEGAN CAVANAGH

DONNA J. HUNTLEY

KIMBERLY VANBIESBROUK

ROBERTA B. WALL

LIGHTING DESIGN

RYAN PATRIDGE

SET DESIGN

BUD CLARK

SOUND DESIGN

STEVE SHAPIRO

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

CALEB SPIVEY

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Dominique Nadeau

MUSIC SUPERVISION & 

ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS BY

ALAN J. PLADO

ASSISTANT MUSIC SUPERVISOR

ROBERTA B. WALL

CHOREOGRAPHY SUPERVISORS

TERI ADAMS

KIMBERLY VANBIESBROUCK

DIRECTED BY

SETH GREENLEAF

ORIGINAL DIRECTION BY

KATHRYN CONTE

Original Music Director 

& Orchestrator

C.T. Hollis

Choreography Created By

Patty Bender

CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM

CAST (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)

PROFESSIONAL WOMAN

DONNA J. HUNTLEY

SOAP STAR/DANCE CAPTAIN

KIMBERLY VANBIESBROUCK

EARTH MOTHER

MEGAN CAVANAGH

IOWA HOUSEWIFE

ROBERTA B. WALL

PRODUCTION TEAM

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

CALEB SPIVEY

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Dominique Nadeau

AUDIO SUPERVISOR/COVID SAFETY MANAGER

KATE WECKER 

Lighting Supervisor

Sid Cory

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

KEVIN PATTERSON

The entire action of the play takes place in Bloomingdale’s, NYC 

Menopause The Musical® will be performed without an intermission.

This production operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. All actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity.

MUSIC FOR THIS SHOW

WAS RECORDED BY:

KEYBOARDS

MICHAEL DUBAY 

DRUMS

DON MEOLI 

BASS

JONATHAN REM

The use of cameras, videotape recorders or audio recorders by members of the audience during the course of this production is strictly prohibited. Recording devices will be confiscated by the House Manager

WHO'S WHO

MEGAN CAVANAGH (Earth Mother) is most recognized as Marla Hooch, from the Penny Marshall movie, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. Other film credits: Mel Brooks’ ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (Broomhilde) and (Essie) DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT. She starred with Tim Allen in FOR RICHER OR POORER (Levinia Yoder), and voiced Judy Neutron in The Academy Award Nominated Animated Feature JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS. TV credits include: Recurring character Trudy (who married Al) on HOME IMPROVEMENT. She was a series regular (Chris) on BOB wth Bob Newhart and Betty White. She Guest Starred on DRUNK HISTORY, FRIENDS, WILL & GRACE, JUST SHOOT ME, ER, and many others. She has performed in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® Since 2004. Noted Regional Credits include: BLITHE SPIRIT (Madame Arcati), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Pseudolus), JUBILEE (Queen/Butch), HIGH SPIRITS (Madam Arcati). Megan’s a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1987, and a SAG- AFTRA member since 1988. Visit her website: MeganCavanagh.com
DONNA J. HUNTLEY (Professional Woman) is an Ohio native who has enjoyed playing Professional Woman and Soap Star across the nation off and on since 2004 after completing world tours as a Guest Entertainer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. With numerous regional commercials and TV appearances to her credit, some favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional theatre credits include: LENA HORNE: THE LADYAND HER MUSIC, SHADOW BOX (Beverly), OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET (Inez), HAIRSPRAY (Motor Mouth Mable), NUNSENSE (Sister Herbert), CHICAGO (Matron Mama Morton), and BARNUM (Joyce Heth). Winner of a Presidential Award for Best Overseas USO Tour, Donna worked with Richard Pryor Here and Now, co-wrote and recorded with Atlantic Records as a member of Company B and solo with Sleath Records in Holland. She performed with The Platters, Ben Vereen, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Latin Superstars El Puma and Chayanne to name a few. “It is truly an honor to be a part of the MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® family. To bring joy and laughter to our audiences while building lasting friendships and sisterhood on and off the stage continues to be a wonderful experience.” Donna is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
KIMBERLY VANBIESBROUCK (Soap Star/Dance Captain/Choreography Supervisor) started ballet when she was 4 years old. She went on to earn her Bachelors Degree in Theatre and Dance from Western Michigan University and now has the good fortune to work professionally as both an Actor and  Choreographer. As Choreographer Supervisor for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, Kimberly has staged the production in theatre’s across the country. Her first time performing as the Soap Star was in her hometown of Detroit, where, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® was awarded the honor of longest running musical in the city’s history and Best Ensemble Cast. Currently she resides in Chicago, where some of her other credits include, MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL, Judy Garland in, BEYOND THE RAINBOW, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SWEET CHARITY, ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, A CHORUS LINE, and CAT ON A  HOT TIN ROOF. Kimberly is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, as well as a certified Yoga, Barre and Kickboxing instructor. She is thankful to have the opportunity to work for GFour Productions continuing to bring the joy of, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, to audiences everywhere. Kimberly would like to send all her love and appreciation to the best production she ever created... her beautiful daughter, Isobel.
ROBERTA B. WALL (Earth Mother/Assistant Music Supervisor) first stepped on stage with MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® in the original L.A. production, which opened in 2003. Since then, she has toured with the show in the role of Iowa Housewife, performing coast to coast. She was brought on as vocal director for MENOPAUSIA, the Spanish version of the show in 2013, and has continued on as National Asst. Musical Director. Her other performing credits include Broadway - original casts of SISTER ACT and LEAP OF FAITH. National Tours - SISTER ACT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Regional - Sacramento Music Circus, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Laguna Playhouse, Long Beach C.L.O. , La Mirada C.L.O. .Recordings include the cast albums of LADY BE GOOD, PARDON MY ENGLISH and OH, KAY! on the Gershwin record label, Roxbury Records. Her eclectic career has also included singing Doo Wop with the group “Double Date” at Universal Studios Tour and Disneyland in Los Angeles and appearing as a special guest on the TONIGHT SHOW with Johnny Carson.
CALEB SPIVEY (Production Stage Manager) joined the MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® family in Fall 2018 and has loved it ever since. Along with MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, Caleb has worked Off-Broadway, National Broadway Tours, regionally, theme parks, and much more! Some favorite shows include CABARET National Tour, FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour, and THE PRODUCERS. Caleb would like to thank the producers and management team of GFour Productions for giving him so many opportunities. He also wants to thank his husband, Timothy, for supporting and loving him through this crazy career!
DOMINIQUE NADEAU (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® tour! She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy from Webster University in St. Louis, MO and is currently working towards her M.Ed. in Drama in Education from Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. She is the creator of the Lisle Park District’s Theatre Program and has been the Artistic Director there for eight years. Dominique also taught Fine and Performing Arts full-time for three years at Chicago Public Schools. Her recent dramaturgy credits include the Women's Voices Festival (Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando, FL), MARY POPPINS (Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace), and STICK FLY (Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL). 
GFOUR PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Proud producers and co-financiers of some of the world’s highest caliber entertainment, from Broadway to the West End and beyond. Current Broadway productions and investments include: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, SIX THE MUSICAL; and AMERICAN BUFFALO starring Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss. Other current and recent productions include: THE SHARK IS BROKEN in the West End; the U.K tour of DREAMGIRLS; the U.S. tours of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, the Tony Award®-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; and AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR in partnership with BASE Entertainment and the Estate of Whitney Houston, now playing in Las Vegas at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Other highlights include winning four 2020 Tony Awards® for THE INHERITANCE including Best Play; winning the 2013 Tony Award® for their production of WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; co-financing the Tony Award® winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL; producing 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton; and producing AMERICAN SON starring Kerry Washington, which was recently adapted for Netflix. Their combined shows have been nominated for 146 Tony Awards®, winning 48 and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56. Their smash hit MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, now in its 21st year including 16 years as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, can be seen nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip as well as on tour around the U.S., Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Seen by more than 17 million fans, it has played every state in the continental U.S. and more than 500 cities in 17 countries worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit GFourProductions.com.
SETH GREENLEAF (Director) A Tony Award® winner for his work on THE INHERITANCE and the 50th anniversary  production of WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, Seth would be the first to tell you that he’s lived a theatrical  life. A graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television,  he was bitten early by the entertainment bug and has worked in theatre and film ever since. Some of his favorite highlights include producing 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL on Broadway with Dolly Parton, co-financing the Tony Award® and Olivier Award-winning  musicals THE BOOK OF MORMON and MATILDA THE MUSICAL,  and directing the award-winning documentary F(L)AG FOOTBALL (FlagFootballTheMovie.com). He currently has THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, SIX, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL running on Broadway, and AMERICAN  BUFFALO opening in 2022; and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on national tour in the U.S. Seth is also a founding member of the Broadway Green Alliance,  helping to green the Great White Way, for more information  on that effort please visit BroadwayGreen.com.
ALAN J. PLADO (Music Supervisor & Additional Arrangements by) is currently the conductor on the national tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL.  Other Broadway national tours include:  JERSEY BOYS, DIRTY DANCING, LEGALLY BLONDE, ELF THE MUSICAL, MEMPHIS, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Off-Broadway/NYC: WE’RE STILL HOT, JUST A MATTER OF TIME, SHOOTING STAR, THE LAST WORD (NYMF). Many regional theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Laguna Playhouse, Phoenix Theater, Milwaukee Rep.  Alan has been with MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® since 2004, and internationally, was the music director/arranger for the show on the West End (Shaw Theater) and in Dublin, Ireland. He is a long-time member of AFM Musicians' union.
TERI ADAMS (Choreography Supervisor) has been with MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® since 2006, where she first played the Iowa Housewife at The American Heartland Theatre in her hometown of Kansas City. Teri serves as MTM’s National Choreography Supervisor as well as the National Tour Dance Captain. Regional credits include BLUES IN THE NIGHT, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE (American Heartland Theatre), LEND ME A TENOR, BABY, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Great Plains Theatre), RUTHLESS!, DIRTY BLONDE, and the World premiere of Gregg Coffin’s RIGHTNEXT TO ME (Unicorn Theatre), FOOTLOOSE (Starlight Theater). Teri has appeared in theaters across the country including, The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and Geva Theater (NY), Asolo Rep (FL), and she has been a two-time featured soloist at The Kennedy Center (D.C.) Teri has also appeared on NBC’s THE TODAY SHOW as a cast member of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®. She has worked on film and stage projects alongside Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Cindy Williams and Mary Wilson of the Supremes. Adams is a long time member of Actors’ Equity Association, and she thanks you for continuing to support live theatre! Cheers!
JEANIE LINDERS (Creator) is a passionate voice for a generation of women facing more than hot flashes. Presented with the Veteran Feminist Medal of Honor by Gloria Steinem, she is the creator of a theatrical brand that has funded women’s education, housing and programs from New Orleans to Kenya and Ghana to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition among many others. Ms. Linders’s work in entertainment and producing spans three decades including theatre, multi stage music festivals and celebrity-driven events. She works as a marketing and development consultant for playwrights and theatrical facilities nationally including The Center for Arts & Inspiration in Hendersonville, NC.

THE MUSIC

Music Parodied With Great Appreciation

SONGS WORDS • MUSIC PUBLISHER (USED BY PERMISSION) • COPYRIGHT DATE 
Chain Of Fools (Warner/Chappel Music, Inc.) 1967 / I Heard It Through The Grapevine (EMI Music Publishing) 1967 / A Sign Of The Times (Universal Music Publishing Group) 1966 / Stayin’ Alive (Universal Music Publishing Group) 1977 / The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Imagem Music, LLC.) 1961 / Heat Wave (The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization) 1933 / Wishin’ And Hopin’ (Warner/Chappel Music, Inc./BMG Rights Management) 1963 / I’m Sorry (Universal Music Publishing Group) 1968 / The Great Pretender (Southern Music Publishing Co.) 1956 / California Girls (Universal/Rondor Music) 1965 / Help Me Rhonda (Universal/Rondor Music) 1965 / Lookin’ For Love In All / The Wrong Places (EMI Music Publishing/Bluewater Music) 1980 / Don’t Make Me Over (BMG Rights Mangement/Warner/Chappel Music, Inc.) 1962 / Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (EMI Music Publishing) 1966 / Puff, The Magic Dragon (Warner/Chappell Music, Inc/BMG Rights Management) 1963 / The Shoop Shoop Song (BMG Rights Management) 1965 / My Guy (EMI Music Publishing) 1961 / Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby (EMI Music Publishing) 1962 / I Got You Babe (Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.) 1965 / Good Vibrations (Universal/Rondor Music) 1966 / What’s Love Got To Do With It (Warner/Chappell Music, Inc./Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.) 1984 / Only You (Cromwell Music) 1955 / New Attitude (Universal Music Publishing Group) 1985 / YMCA (Can’t Stop Productions, Inc/Harlem West) 1978

GFOUR PRODUCTIONS STAFF

Founder/Chairman

Kenneth Greenblatt 

CEO/President

Seth Greenleaf 

CFO

Maureen Portlock 

Director of Operations and Production

Kim Simari 

Director of Sales and Marketing

Ashley Dinges 

Director of Casting

Karie Koppel

Associate Director of Sales and Marketing

Alyssa Holland 

Technical Director

Jacob Boshears

 

Production Manager

Caleb Spivey 

Marketing Assistant

Katherine Montgomery 

Sponsorship Consultant

Jim Erlick, The Erlick Group

 

Accountant

Lerro & Chandross Victor Lerro

 

IP Counsel

St. Onge, Steward, Johnston, & Reens LLC; Gene Winter/Jonathan Winter 

Attorney

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Stuart Singer/James Grippando 

In House Counsel

David Harris 

Founder

Kenneth & Sandi Greenblatt 

Founder

Alan & Kathi Glist

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