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SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Skewers Best-Selling Trilogy

January 23, 2013

It’s time for the saucy book that caused a world sensation to get Spanked! You know the one we’re talking about? Last year, it seemed that everyone and their mother was reading the series.

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling trilogy by E.L. James to the stage. Catch it Feb. 6-9 at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square.

Created and directed by Jim Millan, Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody skewers James’ tale of the relationship between a sexually inexperienced woman and a not-so-inexperienced young man. The series of books has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

“Like anything that’s super hot in pop culture, if you put a certain kind of skewed comic mind to work on it, it’s a launching point for a lot of escapist fun,” said Millan in a recent interview.

The story in The Fifty Shades Parody centers on a housewife, E.B. Janet, who tries to write an erotic novel. The audience watches as Janet’s writing comes to life in the characters of Hugh Hanson and Tasha Woode.

The show includes musical numbers as well as improvised material, audience interaction and burlesque-style scenes. “It feels a bit Second City, a bit ‘Saturday Night Live,’ a bit ‘Kids in the Hall’ – at times when the women are screaming, a bit Chippendales,” said Millan in an interview with the Montreal Gazette. Millan coincidentally directed the Kids in the Hall comedy group.

But while there is some sexy stuff in the show, “there’s no attempt to be graphic, and in fact, what’s been fun is watching women
from, like, 21 to 60 or 71 come to the show,” said Millan.

Get there early for pre-show cocktails – including a signature Spank! concoction. Stay to meet the cast after the show, and pose for a photo with the fetching star himself.

Grab your girlfriends or significant others and don’t miss one of the funniest and most exciting nights of the year! Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press.

Don’t miss Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody Feb. 6-9 in McGlohon Theater at Spirit SquareCLICK HERE for more information on Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody.

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