Motherhood the Musical
Having a baby is just the beginning…motherhood is for life. In the original play Motherhood the Musical®, four women share their insights, challenges and pleasures at a baby shower. In 90 minutes of fun, you’ll get a peek into the powerful friendship of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mom; Brooke, a hard-working lawyer; Barb, a stressed-out mother of five; and Tasha, a single mom seeking to balance work, her family and her divorce.
Motherhood the Musical is a funny, yet loving look at being a mom at any age. It’s climbing the emotional mountain only to find that there’s laundry at the top. It’s discovering how powerful your love can be and how quickly they grow up. It’s helping them find their way and not losing yours. It’s about laughing and crying, craziness and calm, smiles and tears . . . and all before breakfast.
Writer | Sue Fabisch
Motherhood the Musical was written by the award-winning singer/songwriter, Sue Fabisch. Among the 20 original songs are the Top 10 Billboard Comedy Hit “The Kids Are Finally Asleep,” the rousing “Costco Queen,” the show-stopping “Grannyland” and the tender “I’m Danny’s Mom.” Hear a few of the musical numbers.
Inspiration for her writing comes from Sue’s own motherhood experiences. She is raising three kids–four if you count her husband–and hopes that someday she can get a full night sleep without someone crawling into bed. To learn more about Sue Fabisch and her company, visit MommyMusic.com.
Original Director, Choreographer | Lisa Shriver
Lisa’s Broadway credits include Ring of Fire, The Farnsworth Invention and The Story of My Life. She was the assistant choreographer on ten Broadway shows including The Producers, Oklahoma! and Into the Woods. Others credits include selected Off-Broadway/Regional productions of Yellow Face (Public Theater), Take Flight (McCarter Theatre), as well as Fetch Clay, Make Man (McCarter), Where’s Charley? (Goodspeed), Caesar and Cleopatra and The Tempest with Christopher Plummer (Stratford Shakespeare). She has also directed and choreographed An Evening of Guys and Dolls Music with Tony Bennett, Marisa Tomei and Vanessa Williams. Lisa’s film choreography credits include A Christmas Carol (w/Jim Carrey), A Beautiful Mind, Hysterical Blindness, Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, House of D, Polar Express, Mixed Nuts and Center Stage. She dedicates this production to my incredible mother, Agnes, my beautiful daughter, Viola and my wonderful husband, Brian whose love and support made this whole adventure possible.
Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator | Johnny Rodgers
Johnny is thrilled to present the music of Motherhood the Musical. He is an internationally-celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist and entertainer who dazzles audiences with his Americana mélange of original songs and classic favorites rooted in blues, soul, jazz, country, rock and pop. Johnny was featured in Liza Minnelli’s Tony Award-winning Liza’s At The Palace which toured the world and is showing on PBS. He has earned the famed Nightlife, Bistro, and MAC Awards for outstanding performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, The Royal Room at The Colony Hotel Palm Beach, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, Birdland, Joe’s Pub and other premiere clubs. His songwriting has been recognized with Billboard and ASCAP Foundation awards.