Theatre preview: “50 Shades! The Musical” parodies infamous book

By Columbus Alive
From the January 16, 2014 edition

Yes, the “50 Shades of Grey” phenomenon has reached unbearable heights, but doesn’t that mean it’s the perfect time for a parody?

This musical rendition — told through a ladies book club’s interpretation of the infamous novel about titillating sex and BDSM — has received rave reviews and boasted sold-out performances.

The parody is built on riotous, scandalous humor and a salacious soundtrack exemplified by tracks like, “There’s a Hold Inside of Me,” “How Much Can I Take” and “Butthole in Control.”

Obviously, this is for mature audiences only.