Laughed our asses off from start to finish. 50 Shades! The Musical is an absolutely hysterical skewering of the book 50 Shades of Grey. This was a total raunchfest with so many funny lines, zingers, and double-entendres throughout. The songs were brilliant on the scale of the dirtiest South Park comes up with. Sharp writing and brisk direction made this 90 minute show breeze by. So many laughs. So much fisting!
Eye candy for the ladies, and some eye candy for the men. Even a really funny full-on banging simulated sex session in the middle of the audience that took everyone by surprise and elicited uproarious laughter!
We all know that 50 Shades is a horribly written book that is basically literary porn for suburban soccer moms living dreary lives married to schlubby boring husbands. This musical parody of it just destroys the whole concept and actually makes it quite entertaining. You don’t even have to read it, thankfully, to follow along and enjoy the adaptation here. The lead, Chris Grace, who plays Christian Grey, is dead on funny and really steals the show with his characterization of Mr Grey. The female lead, Amber Petty as Anastasia Steele, is just as strong and puts in a terrific performance as the clueless love/sex slave interest of Mr Grey. In fact, the whole cast is very talented, comical, and can really sing. I’m not going to go into details about the actual plot/storyline but it does follow the book loosely with a very clever and demented wit about it. They tear this literary manifesto to shreds. If this is your kind of humor you will love it!
Also, I will never look at my Asian friends the same again after viewing Chris Grace’s performance as Christian Grey! Mind. Blown. You have to experience it to believe it. An hysterical one man dynamo to behold.
So glad we were able to see this as an event night. It was a joy. Haven’t laughed that much in a long time. Was so worth seeing that I would actually pay for tickets to view it again with friends. Definitely not for the older stuffy folks and proper conservative family members. Much better for those with a dirty mind, groups of open minded friends, sex fiends, those on a date, nymphos, and gaggles of cougers on a fun night out. There is also a full bar here and lounge area, plus you’re invited to drink at your seats. Winning!
Like a lady in the streets, and a freak in the sheets!
50 Shades lets it all hang out!
Now playing at the Elektra Theater in NYC on West 43rd between 9th Ave & 8th Ave.
Tickets and info – http://50shadesthemusical.com/new-york-off-tickets/
50 Shades! The Musical. – http://50shadesthemusical.com/
( We attended 50 Shades! as part of a complimentary event, but that has no bearing on my review here. This musical is really that good, and funny!)