50 Shades! The Musical. Raunchy, filthy, sexy fun in NYC.



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!

Photo credit – 50 Shades! The Musical.

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.

Photo credit – 50 Shades! The Musical.

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!

Photo credit - 50 Shades! The Musical.
Photo credit – 50 Shades! The Musical.


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!)

61 thoughts on “50 Shades! The Musical. Raunchy, filthy, sexy fun in NYC.”

  1. Dammit Phil!! You are going to force me to come to NY if you keep writing posts like these!! I’d have to have a whole damn month to eat, drink and be merry in all the wonderful spots you so cleverly intice us with!!

    1. Hey Melissa!

      Better book up that month and put it aside, as I have a lot more coming! You wil get a big laugh from this show. It’s great! Tie up your hubby and bring him!

    1. Hey Peggy!

      I haven’t laughed that much at any show in a long time. I’m all about the dirty bathroom humor and witty satire. This was great!

  2. I can honestly say that I’ve never read this book but I know plenty of people who have.

    Even still this show sounds like great fun and I’m sure I’d enjoy it. I’m always up for a funny night out.

  3. I wish this was closer to me! That book was absolute trash (and not in the filthy erotic way I wanted, but just pure literary trash (and I hate to even use the word literary when describing it)). This looks like loads of fun and I’ll just have to hope it shows up on YouTube someday.

    1. Hey Laura!

      Some things are better trashy. Just not the book which was trash from what I have heard! Go see this if you have a chance. The destroy the book.

  4. Oh my gosh, that sounds like a must see. I have not read the book, because I’ve heard it’s very badly written and I can’t bring myself to support bad writing, but I think I might see the show. Although the author no doubt gets a goodly sum of royalties anyway.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  5. Crap. It’s always been my dream to be one of those suburban soccer moms living dreary lives married to schlubby boring husbands. But not if it means I have to read 50 Shades… GREAT review. I only wish I could be there.

  6. Oh I want to live in New York. At our local theatre, they are putting on a dance show starring 5 to 18 year olds. 5 to 18 year olds. I just can’t. Now as for soccer moms reading the schlop, I must tell John who read the first book! Heee! Heee! I may or may not have written a blog about the first two books. By the time I read the third, I was done in! 🙂

  7. OMG! Curiosity FORCED me to read the entire Fifty Shades trilogy. I never, EVER thought I’d read a book that eventually prompted me to skim the secks scenes. GEESH! IMHO the first two should have been one book, and the third was entirely trilogies-are-cool-induced.

    I’d LOVE to see this musical. The next Rocky Horror Picture Show?

    Off to Google miles from Pittsburgh to NYC. I’ll be in Yankee Land (YAY!!!) seven sleeps from now. When will I return to Texas? Don’t know. Don’t care. My car and I love unplotted adventures.

    1. Hey Gloria!

      You read that literary mind garbage? Was sex ruined for you forever? If you are in NYC soon go see this. Tickets are cheap as you can find discounted sites on the web, and sit more in the middle seats as the sides are not as good a view. I sat in row E and the seats were great.

  8. Just another reason to come to the big apple! Thanks for the great review, but I was sold on “I haven’t laughed that mush in a long time.”

  9. I knew there was supposed to be a movie coming out but wasnt aware of a musical. I hope it comes to Dallas because it sounds awesome! You have a great way of describing these events and restuarants in such a way that makes people want to come. You are a great writer!

    1. Hey Holli!

      I still can’t believe they are making a movie from the book. Suburban soccer moms everywhere must have orgasmed when they heard this.

      Also, thanks so much for the nice compliments on my writing! I try my best and am still honing my skills!

  10. Oh this is a REAL.PLAY?!! Too funny. I thought you were suggesting a musical version, this is a riot. Sock puppet Show Girls remains some of the best $5 I’ve ever spent. I’ll repost that as a rerun when I’m out of town next week. Super funny!

    1. Hey Melanie!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

      I think they are touring with this show. Check their website. We had a blast seeing it! Totally hysterical. You don’t have to read the book to enjoy this.

  11. I saw this, Phil!!! When it came to our area I went with 3 other friends. We were dying of laughter! It was hilarious. The only negative was that we had this couple sitting right in front of us getting a little too personal right there at the theater and it was grossing us out. They were not part of the cast!

    One of our favorite parts was the chocolate penises (peni) 🙂 they were selling during intermission. You could have dark chocolate, white chocolate or milk. We all sucked on those during the second half. LOL!

    1. Hey Brickhouse!

      Sounds like they wanted to act out a few scenes from the book! Grab the popcorn! It is a hysterical show.

      I don’t think I could have sat next to you all with all that sucking going on! 😉

  12. Oh man, this looks so fun! The books are very bad, but if something great like this comes out of it, so be it. Now I have to see it. Do more play reviews! This was a fun read.

    1. Hey Jean!

      So glad you enjoyed my culture review! I feel the need to expand my horizons past booze and food once in a while. What better way than with a funny sextravaganza! Go see it if they are touring in your area!

  13. Oh My Riding Crop…that looks like SO much FUN!! *pouts that she doesn’t live in NY*
    That’s my kinda musical. Raunchy, silliness. 🙂
    And I’m sure it got you in the mood for our questions over at Mandi’s……

  14. 50 Shades is one of those books that I’ve sworn I’ve never read, so when I saw the headline of this post I was all “NOOO, he can’t be serious”..but a parody musical sounds fun. I would definitely go and watch that if I was in New York…but I’m not…that sucks.

  15. These parodies are hilarious. I saw Showgirls! The Musical last year and it was out of control! Everybody needs a good laugh…life is too serious otherwise. I have not read the book and do not plan to…. I’ve heard the writing is terrible. This show sounds like the better choice 🙂

    1. Hey Tracy!

      If you like your humor a bit on the dirty and raunchy side you and your guy must go see this! Don’t read the book. Just see this show and laugh!

  16. I would def. go see this just for a giggle.
    I quit reading the books because I was losing brain cells at a very fast rate! Seriously.
    It just goes to show ya that “no literary talent” can get you an effing book deal. xx

  17. That looks like so much fun! I love those kinds of shows and things that push the envelope a bit, like the sex scene you mentioned. I haven’t read the book, but I do own it. *hangs head in shame*

  18. I haven’t read the book…..yet perhaps I should. See what all the noise is about!
    Phil, you’re living the naughty dream. Filthy, raunchy, and an audience filled with women bored out of their minds. Get to it my man!

  19. This is why living in or near the city would be awesome — for cool events and shows like this. Looks like it would be a blast!

  20. I am a suburban soccer mom living a dreary life, and that book is crap. A few of we literate ones couldn’t get past the first chapter. It sounds like a lot of people are having fun with it though. I wonder if they have to give residuals to the author. ^_^

    1. Hey Rose!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

      Yeah, many women I know read it or tried and said it was so poorly written. I can’t believe it has made that lady rich. Just goes to show the crap America will spend money on!

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