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50 shades of hilarious.
Matthew Murphy

Whips, chains, leather and lace. You?ll get all that--plus actresses singing and dancing in candy-colored cardigans--in 50 Shades! The Musical Parody, which kicks off the New Year with a bang. Literally.

Don?t expect the visual titillation you?ll get from the forthcoming movie version--this spoof is all about toying with the most cringe-worthy parts from the ?mommy porn? best seller while keeping the story PG enough for the stage. (It?s told from the perspective of three girlfriends at a book-club meeting.)

Here?s what you can expect: topless male dancers (and a shirtless director who sits uncomfortably in the audience during the show), thrusting actors, serious tongue action and a sassy score with songs like ?There Is a Hole Inside of Me.?

You will squirm. You will avert your eyes. And you will laugh out loud until your stomach hurts.

?50 Shades! The Musical Parody,? January 2 to 4, tickets from $55; Marines? Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St.; 888-746-1799 or shnsf.com

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