‘WaistWatchers: The Musical!’ performed at Herberger Theater

Photo by George Wentzler

Photo by George Wentzler

The Battle of the Bulge — the struggle to be that perfect weight – a topic women around the world know only too well – comes to toe-tapping, hysterical life in Alan Jacobson’s “WaistWatchers: The Musical!” from Dec. 23 to Jan. 24, 2016 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.

The 90-minute musical, set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, follows the women as they go through the ups and downs of survival in a weight-and-beauty obsessed world.

“WaistWatchers: The Musical” takes a light-hearted look at four women singing about assorted body issues from dieting, exercise and plastic surgery to sex after 40 and the relentless search for a positive self image through 25 popular songs with parody lyrics.

“Be prepared to laugh off a few pounds!” wrote BroadwayWorld.com about Jacobson’s adaptation of songs like “Botox Queen” to the tune of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”; “I Hope I Lose It” to the tune of “I Hope I Get It” from a “Chorus Line”; and “Viagra” to the tune of “Maria” from “West Side Story.”

Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $43-$53 (other fees may apply) and are available by visiting www.PlayHouseInfo.com or at the Herberger Theater Box Office at (602) 252-8497.

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