PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPH
Being a member of a book club can be an enlightening and educational
pursuit. You are encouraged to push the envelope, or in this case the
library card or Kindle, to venture into unexplored literary lands of the
imagination, to read volumes that are outside
your normal realm of taste. No one, however, could quite prepare you
for the mind-expanding and libido exploding world of one Christian Grey
(Ben Caplan) and Anastasia Steele (Katie LaMark) who set the pages of
the trilogy "Fifty Shades" on fire to the tune
of 100 million copies sold across the globe.
Now you have the unique opportunity to enter the steamy world of Mr.
Grey and Ms. Steele for one night only, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30
Waterbury's Palace Theater is ready, willing and most able to give Cupid
a healthy workout as "50 Shades! The Musical Parody" comes knocking on
your love craving door.
As parodies go, this one is guaranteed to tickle much more than your
funny bone. Written by Al Samuels (director), Emily Dorezas, Amanda
Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels and choreographed
by Mindy Cooper, the original material screams
"make fun of me" as every hot scene scorches the stage. Whether you're a
loyal fan of all three books or you've never read one wicked word,
you're in for an evening of excitement and adult hilarity.
Imagine what might happen if your straight-laced and proper book club
selected "Fifty Shades" as its next good read. That's what takes place
to a trio of girl friends whose eyes are opened wide and whose chins
drop as they explore the uncharted sexual territory
of this cheeky and climax inducing phenomenon originally penned by E. L.
James. With handcuffs, silk ties, riding crops and the occasional
whip, be prepared for the action to be hot as a don't-touch-the-stove
experience, with songs such as "Open Your Book,"
"I Don't Make Love" and "There Is a Hole Inside of Me" for some extra
sassy and silly fun.
For tickets ($38), call the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury at 203-346-2000 or online at www.palacetheaterct.org.
Come experience this raunchy and ribald secret pleasure mere days before
Universal Pictures releases it as a legitimate cinematic blockbuster on
Valentine's Day. Brave men are invited to come along for the bumpy
blast of a ride.