50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Plays Chicago's Apollo Theater and North Shore Center, 11/23-24
The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has shattered sales records around the globe with more than 32 million copies sold in the United States alone and a 2013 Universal Pictures feature film release is sure to be a cinematic blockbuster. Now, for the first time, the original parody 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is coming to the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, on November 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.
A resounding hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a 4-star review, world-renowned musical comedy ensemble BABY WANTS CANDY delivers the only theatrical incarnation that gives the brand what it really deserves! A sexy, hilarious romp, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is a laugh out loud night of fun that audiences won’t want to miss.
50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on a hilarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers, 11 original songs and a live band backing the performance. Original songs include “They Get Nasty”, “I Don’t Make Love-“, I F#*!”, and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me”.
The signature show for BABY WANTS CANDY is the 60-minute improvised musical-. And the ensemble take these comedic skills to craft this sidesplitting scripted musical. Like the book series, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is surely not for those under the age of 18, but does not cross boundaries that would make general audiences squirm.
BABY WANTS CANDY has received rave reviews in The New York Times, The Scotsman, The Huffington Post, The Onion, the Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago & New York and more. BABY WANTS CANDY has received numerous awards and was the Winner of FringeNYC Outstanding Unique Theatrical Performance, the Best Improv Ensemble by Chicago Magazine, the Best Visiting Comedy Ensemble by TimeOut New York, the recipient of the Ensemble of the Year Award at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Eugene O'Neill Festival Opening Ceremonies. Currently BABY WANTS CANDY performs at the Apollo Theater on the Mainstage following Million Dollar Quartet on Friday evenings. In addition, the group performs in New York City and tours internationally.
50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is produced by Marshal Cordell, Albert Samuels and Emily Dorezas in partnership with BABY WANTS CANDY. Randy Bloom of Act 5 is the General Manager.
50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL will appear on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie). Tickets are $20 and student discounts are available. For tickets at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, call 847.673.6300 or visit www.northshorecenter.org.