Theatre preview: "50 Shades! The Musical" parodies infamous book

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

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.

Southern Theatre

8 p.m. Jan. 21-22

21 E. Main St., Downtown