Girls Night: the Musical brings laughter and fun into a telling glimpse of the lives of five friends in their 30s and 40s as they go out on the town for a wild night. Set in a karaoke bar, the music of the show is meant to blend seamlessly into the story, creating a toe-tapping and backside shaking reaction that has thrilled audiences all over the country since the show premiered.
Betsy Fitzgerald, executive director of the Grand Opera House, promises attendees a fantastic night when Girls Night hits the stage in Macon on Friday and Saturday.
Girls Night is a show that so many women can relate to. Its a show about girlfriends and those relationships that help us, as women, make it through our lives, in the good times and the bad, with laughs and sadness all rolled together. Its kind of cheesy, but that really is what makes good friends, you know, she said.
The show features women who have been friends since they were teenagers. According to a news release, the five main characters have all had their fair share of heartache and tragedy, joy and success. Among them are Carol the party girl, blunt Anita who tells it like it is, Liza with her marital issues, boring Kate the designated driver and Sharon, the not-so-angelic angel who just couldnt resist tagging along.
Its a show that proves the common bond between girlfriends, Fitzgerald said. We are supportive of each other in the good times and bad. Hopefully, this show just proves that the good times outweigh and outnumber the bad by a considerable amount. Even when they dont, this show helps prove that sometimes a good laugh and a cocktail make things better.
Featuring familiar songs such as I Will Survive, Lady Marmalade, Its Raining Men, Man, I Feel Like a Woman and Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the show proves that sometimes a karaoke bar is the perfect place to just hang out with friends. The cast reminisce about their younger days, celebrate their current lives and look to the future, all while singing songs that will make the audience want to sing along, the release stated.
This is a perfect show for women of all ages to grab their friends and come see, Fitzgerald said. Its completely filled with amazing music that are truly just girl anthems. In fact, its hard not to want to get up and dance, which is why we encourage people to do just that. Get into the aisles and dance. Laugh and cry. Enjoy each others company. This is the perfect sort of show for that kind of night. I also want to encourage friends to enjoy Macons nightlife. There are some amazing restaurants for dinner pre-show and post-show cocktails.
Women will recognize these characters in their own lives, Fitzgerald said. With any luck, theyll be sitting next to you as you laugh your rear ends off. Grab your girls, make plans and get ready to party!
Girls Night: the Musical
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.
Tickets: 301-5470, www.thegrandmacon.com