Set To Music, Everything Sounds Chipper!

A friend and I went to see Menopause The Musical Saturday night! Hilarious and I highly recommend it, but of course hard for me to follow since it was geared for women much, much, much older than me. Themes included hot flashes, difficulty sleeping at night, memory loss, and, uh, other stuff I can’t quite recall at the moment. Maybe after my nap. It was great fun and they even invited everyone on stage at the end to dance and hug and laugh and do all that other stuff women do when they get together. Don’t have to ask me twice to get up on stage!! And it’s certainly not my fault that others got pushed to the back behind my elbows. Stuff happens.

Now that there are musicals about menopause and Spamalot and other non-traditionally musical type shows, I have a few thoughts of my own; starting with prequels to Menopause the Musical:

  • Puberty The Musical
  • Vague Memories From College The Musical
  • Middle Age The Musical: Why Haven’t I Done Anything With My Life?

And then of course sequels:

  • Assisted Living The Musical
  • Nursing Homes The Musical
  • Hospice The Musical: I Never Did Do Anything With My Life
  • Funerals The Musical

And what about all those disaster films from the 70s? Set to music? Perfect!

  • Towering Inferno The Musical
  • Poseidon Adventure The Musical
  • Earthquake The Musical

And as long as we’re wandering into the land of poor taste, which always beckons me like a siren…

  • Nuclear Arms The Musical
  • Incurable Diseases The Musical
  • Economic Downturn The Musical: In My Day They Called It A Depression
  • Republican Convention The Musical: Same Old, Same Old (featuring the hit song It’s My Party and We’ll Die if We Want to)

Most important of all, a musical that could actually make me some money:



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8 Responses to Set To Music, Everything Sounds Chipper!

  1. Pam Waits says:

    Don’t forget all the sci-fi and disaster type musicals: Transformers the Musical, Star Trek the Musical (although that might be illegal), Sharknado the Musical, The Walking Dead the Musical, True Blood the Musical. The potential is endless!

    Tying that to your book, maybe you could to a tribute to the undead: Zom-boobs – The Musical Mammoir. Zombie boobs would definitely be bad!

  2. katecrimmins says:

    I loved Menopause the musical. In fact, I went twice and made my husband go. He didn’t think it was funny because…well….it’s our life! Good luck with your ideas!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Hat’s off to you for convincing your husband to join you! Where did he actually think you were taking him? Let me guess…Playboy The Musical…

  3. mimijk says:

    The Hindenburg – Crashing Into A Theater Near You…I like that your mammoir can now be adapted to stage and score…

  4. Ann says:

    I think Poseidon Adventure the Musical has great potential.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      I like it! The front rows would have to be warned about getting wet during the performance of course.

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