The morning after the opening night of Divorce Party: The Musical, I feel like I would after any other party. Even after a restful night's sleep, the cleverly rhyming lyrics and lively tunes are still stuck in my head, the raunchy conversations are on repeat in my brain, coaxing an unexpected smile to my lips, and the feel-good vibes are still coursing through me, pun intended.
While divorce rates are climbing, the concept of divorce parties is still fairly new. The production tells the story of Linda, a newly divorced mother of two, who is stuck in a rut. After years of marriage, she has gained weight, lost self-esteem, and was left by her husband. Her sister, cousin, and best friend surprise her with a weekend-long divorce party to help her get back in touch with herself and to feel sexy again. The 3-day sleepover includes appearances by a sensual masseur, a well-endowed yoga instructor, and a homosexual stylist who all play a part in giving Linda the fresh start she deserves.
The extremely talented cast of singers belt lyrics set to the tunes and rhythms of popular songs through the ages, from Bohemian Rhapsody to Aretha Franklin. Feel free to tap your toes along with the beat, or just sit back and let the superbly written and executed songs entertain you.
Whether you are happily married, divorced, or just getting into the dating game, you will be sure to have a night filled with risqué laughs, fun, and music. You can take anyone who is not afraid to get a little naughty, but be forewarned. While the content of this production will make some conservatives squirm, it’s all just part of the charm.
Filled with shocking humor, incredible theatrical performances, and inspirational dialogue, Divorce Party finds the perfect balance between giving the audience a laugh, teaching a lesson, and inspiring women to be strong and overcome their obstacles. The night is filled with such a good time, some may even secretly wish that they were getting divorced just to be able to throw such a sensational party.