An uncontested divorce can be difficult, especially when trying to negotiate your marital settlement agreement with your spouse. Some days are tougher than others. If you need to take a break, you might want to consider catching a funny musical about divorce.
Divorce the Musical – Better Mad Than Sad recently showed in New York City at the Triad Theater. This musical is based on the personal divorce of Ruthe Ponturo. The one woman cabaret show explores emotions through the use of humor after being left by her husband after thirty-four years. Whether you are going through an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh or somewhere in-between, this show may make you feel at least a little better.
It all started when Ponturo started hearing songs in her head and decided to write them down. Never having written a song before, she decided to collaborate with John Thomas Fischer, whose music has been featured on MTV. Some of the start-up money for the musical came from the sale of jewelry that Ponturo's husband had given her during their marriage.
Though the musical is based on her personal journey through divorce, there is something for everyone. Ponturo spoke with a lot of divorced women about their experiences, and some men too. One of the songs in the musical is about denial about your divorce and how you really can't believe it's happening.
Divorce the Musical is not just about a fun night out, but it's also empowering. The underlying message is go out and do something for yourself- Just like Ponturo went ahead and wrote her cathartic musical.
Divorce Party is another musical which takes the audience from the pains of divorce to the triumph of liberation. The comical mayhem centers around the lead actress packing to leave her home, but really just wants to lose herself in a tub of Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream. Her girlfriends and the protagonist end up dancing and singing through a hilarious divorce party. The closing scene ends with a huge divorce cake and a celebration of her divorce.
If you enjoyed the off-Broadway hit Menopause the Musical you'll be happy to know that Divorce Partyhas the same producers. Dr. Amy Botwinick and Mark Schwartz team up as the producers of the Tony Award winning musical. You may remember Botwinick as the author of Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Find Your Happily Ever After.
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