It’s a surprise party and you’re invited to Happy 50ish, the musical that proves you haven’t lived until you’ve hit middle-age. The musical will be held on October 21 and 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Although there are several milestone birthdays most of us anticipate such as 16, 18, 21, and 30, the one that, traditionally, causes the most anxiety is the big 5-0. Mired in stigma and fear, turning 50 really isn’t what it used to be with many people actually calling it “the new 40” and a birthday that can actually be a great time to start new careers, relationships, or other adventures.
But meet baby boomer Bob. He’s facing the big five-oh with fear, beer, and a letter from AARP. His mid-life crisis is killing him, but he’s finding laughter is the best medicine.
Bob has arrived early for his surprise party; his wife is late; and the guests are waiting outside. He reads his birthday cards aloud while realizing what’s in store for him in this new era.
Much of the music has an appealing pop style and a golden oldies vibe that nicely captures the feeling of a sentimentalized past.
The musical will be held at South Padre Island Convention Centre, 7355 Padre Blvd. Call 956-943-4700 for more information.