50 shades! the musical Archive

Musical Parody Gets Into a “Grey” Area: 50 Shades! The Musical Parody

Ever since its 2011 printing, E.L. James‘ erotic romance novel 50 Shades of Grey has been an inescapable presence in pop culture. Though as literature – five hundred pages of dominance, submission, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism stitched together with little character development – James’ “mommy porn” leaves much to be desired, there’s no doubting

Album Review: 50 Shades! The Musical: Original Cast Recording

I’ve recounted the story before of how I came to actually enjoy a musical. To recap quickly, I love rock music; show tunes, not so much. And having read the first 30-40 pages of 50 Shades of Grey, I found it to be the most amateurishly written piece of junk I’d ever read (and I

Show Review: 50 Shades! The Musical — April 27 2013, Knoxville TN

I didn’t know quite what to expect going into 50 Shades! The Musical. Was this stage show going to be a mere cash-in, a coattail-ride upon the popularity of the blockbuster novel? I figured that – at worst – it would be good for a few laughs. So on April 27 I made the trip

Preview: 50 Shades! The Musical

Not long ago, a female friend – friend, I say – and I got into a conversation about the runaway bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Being a guy, I had only heard a little bit about the book; I knew it was very popular among a demographic one might describe as