“Menopausia El Musical®”Invites Women to Open Auditions

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Open Auditions for Four Hilarious Menopausal Characters on Aug. 3 & 6

New Production of International Musical Hit Opens in Hollywood Oct. 11

HOLLYWOOD, CA — Spanish-speaking women who have always dreamed of performing live on stage in a hit musical are invited to an open audition for the new production of Menopausia El Musical® on Saturday August 3 and Tuesday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, located in the heart of Hollywood at 1615 Vine Street. Audition lines begin at 9 a.m., both days, and the auditions will be first come, first serve. There will also be an open call for EQUITY actors on Monday, August 5th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Produced by award-winning GFour Productions, Menopausia El Musical®, the Spanish-language version of the 12 year (and running) international hit, Menopause The Musical®, is seeking Spanish-speaking actresses 35 to 55 years old to play four characters in the live musical production. The auditions are open to the public and no prior experience, union affiliation, or memorized auditions are required. All participants will be asked to present a comedic monologue and two up-tempo pop or musical theatre songs, one in Spanish.

Participants are also encouraged to bring their family and friends to cheer them on from the audience.

More information on character descriptions and how to prepare for auditions can be found at www.facebook.com/MenopausiaElMusical. Further audition questions may be directed to GFour Productions at nballen@gfourproductions.com.

“This is a great opportunity for women who have always wanted to be on stage to appear in this production that has delighted audiences in more than 15 countries for 12 years,” said casting director Orlette Ruiz of Mambo Casting. “We want to reach out in the community to see if there is undiscovered talent in the form of mature women with big personalities who can sing, dance and have a lot of fun on stage to join us in this new Spanish-language version of the show.”

Menopausia El Musical®, set in a department store, tells the story of four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and much more. The hilarious musical parody is set to 25 classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s that gets the audience cheering and dancing in the aisles.

Preview performances begin on October 11 and the production is scheduled to run for four weeks only. Show times will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Advance tickets are available by calling the Montalbán box office at (323) 461-6999 and at www.MenopausiaElMusical.com. To keep tabs on Menopausia El Musical® updates, please visit Facebook FB.com/MenopausiaElMusical and Twitter at @MenopausiaEM.

About GFour Productions

GFour Productions most recent successes are the critically acclaimed 50th anniversary of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which won 3 Tony Awards® this June including Best Revival of a Play, and the 4 time Tony Award®, 5 time Drama Desk Award®, and 7 time Olivier Award® Winner for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical, which Ben Brantley of the New York Times called, “The Best Musical to ever come out of Britain!”, currently running on Broadway at The Shubert Theatre. Their critically acclaimed follow up to Menopause The Musical MENOPAUSE®, Motherhood The Musical, has recently entertained audiences in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Philadelphia and is currently playing a 65-city Australian tour. They began producing in 1981 and with their combined shows have been nominated for 115 Tony Awards®, winning 44, and 110 Drama Desk Awards®, winning 56. For more information, please visit GFourProductions.com

About The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

Built in 1926, the historic Ricardo Montalbán Theatre represents the fulfillment of the renowned actor’s dream to create a performing arts center that provides young people, primarily Hispanic, with a professional working space to learn and practice their skills. The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation was created in 1999 to advance his vision by purchasing the theatre to serve as a home to stage productions with Latino themes for performers, writers and directors. In its storied history, the theatre has housed a movie cinema, radio and television programs, concerts, theatrical performances, and film productions. After an extensive renovation made with the support of Nike USA and LA84, the Montalbán returns as one of the finest mid-sized theatres in Los Angeles, located in the heart of the thriving Hollywood entertainment district. For more information, please visit www.themontalban.com.

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Elia Esparza is a leading expert in communications and journalism targeting the burgeoning Hispanic market and has produced and written dozens of articles. President and CEO of Always Evolving PR and a Communications Specialist, Elia, incorporates her 18 years experience in the areas of entertainment and education public relations, and marketing. promotions, market research and translations (Eng/Span).