While I am not a musical theater critic by any stretch, I can recognize a good show when I see one. Anytime you laugh at one number while the tears are still in your eyes from the last one, you can bet its a good show.
I had the privilege to see “Motherhood the Musical” currently running at the Royal George Theatre through May 20. If you are looking for something special and out of the ordinary to do with your mom this weekend, this show will fill the order and then some. Produced by same folks who did “Menopause the Musical”, “Motherhood” is about first-time mom-to-be Amy and her three neighbors, each a mother going through different stages of her journey. Songwriter and mother Sue Fabisch takes you along on the cast’s hilarious ride of motherhood and childrearing. The 20-song musical includes the energetic “The Kids Are Finally Asleep”, the rousing call-to-shoppers “Costco Queen”, and the tender ballad “I’m Danny’s Mom”. A rare show that any mother can relate to, you actually do “see” yourself through the well-developed characters.
All I can say is you need to grab your mom, sisters, or (adult) daughters and go! —Stacy Flannery