While, EL James' “50 Shades of Grey” continues to be an enigma that has millions of readers hooked, the hilarious parody based on this book is also following the same line. The hysterical comedy titled, “50 Shades! The Musical” is gaining appreciation not only from the devoted fans of the original trilogy, but gathering interest outside the US as well. Along with national tours, the musical has also gained stellar reviews and it is already being translated into German and French for international tours early next year.
Albert Samuels has done a pretty good job directing the funny story on sex-and-submission that is becoming a winner with its diehard fans, which are mostly female. A resounding hit in Chicago and New York already, the parody is giving sell-out shows everywhere. Describing 50 Shades! The Time Magazine said, “Finally a play your inner goddess, your book club and your mother-in-law can all agree on!”
What's the Fuss About Eh?
The hilarious parody of the erotic novel opens with a scene of a female book club deciding to read ‘50 Shades of Grey'. The follow up storyline is actually the interpretation given to the novel, by these book club readers. With same characters as the original book and with a performance full of dance numbers and uproarious songs, the musical takes the audiences on a roller coaster ride of laughter through this unlikely bestseller. Intriguingly, those who loved the beauty of the original story and groaned at the absurdity of it being ridiculed now seem to be fascinated by the comedy as well. Small wonder it is that ‘50 Shades! The Musical' tickets are all sold out as soon as a new performance is announced.
The Onstage Details
Directed by the talented Al Samuels, the popular musical is packed with humor, satire and wit that captures all the insane fun of the book and gives the audience more to enjoy. The incredible play revolves around eleven original songs, including I Don't Make Love, They Get Nasty and There's a Hole Inside of Me. An over-18 comedy with a lot of skin shown onstage, the play is still does not cross the boundaries that may make it offensive or crude.
The amazingly appropriate choreography by Brad Landers and Joanna Greer provides the finishing touch to a remarkably written and executed piece of work. 50 Shades! The Musical has a cast of nine artists, backed up by a live band on stage. Samuels and his team have indeed kept a perfect balance between eroticism and sarcasm throughout the show.
In a Nutshell
50 Shades! The Musical is the original parody of the bestseller series 50 Shades of Grey. The musical tells a hilarious story based on the erotic lures of the book, with a heavy dose of music and dance. Using props like handcuffs, whips and wrestling singlets, the play gives the audiences many fun filled moments.
The play becomes funnier as it progresses. The storyline focuses on sex topics, naughty fun and irresistibility of erotic lures bringing out the funny aspect which is quite amusing. The side-splitting musical has become a new sensation appealing to those also who have not read the book.