Motherhood the Musical Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: April 12-May 20 2012

Once you accept that it's basically one big groan—and with numbers like "Baby Weight Blues," "Costco Queen," and "I Leak," that doesn't take long—Sue Fabisch's musical is sort of fun. Sure, most of the tunes are either parodies or so generic that they may as well have come preloaded on a Casio keyboard, but the overall tone is so aggressively good-natured that it's hard not to get onboard. Throwing a shower for their pregnant neighbor, three moms spend 90 minutes singing and gabbing about topics ranging from post-delivery sex and useless husbands to the mixed blessing of an empty nest. Melody Betts supplies powerhouse vocals while Madeline Duffy-Feins brings a sharp comedic sensibility to the Lifetime-grade material. Duffy-Feins's bit on breastfeeding is hilarious despite its predictability. —Dan Jakes

Price: $48-$65

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