"50 Shades! is a smart, raucous party musical, with a cast which proves that New York is home to insanely funny group of talented actors who are able to sing well. It shows its improv-comedy roots; it is smart, sharp, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and knows when to wrap it up. The show zips by, with all cylinders firing at every moment." Full Review
"50 Shades! The Musical, a cleverly orchestrated sex romp, played for laughs in ways you cannot begin to imagine...What really puts 50 Shades! in the upper class of farce, though, is the quality of the songs and the actors, who stop the show belting double-entendres with voices that would put TV pop-idol contestants to shame." Full Review
"As S and M musicals go, 50 Shades! is a mixed leather bag of metal-spiked hits and misses. While some of the lyrics are sassy and smart, others seem cheap and obvious. But you'd have to be a humorless curmudgeon not to laugh out loud at all this silliness." Full Review
"50 Shades! The Musical, a parody of something that's basically a parody itself, doesn't overstay its own welcome or overstate its case; it's done within less than 100 minutes, and almost all of those minutes contain genuine humor. None of the songs is likely to become a standard, but it's a surprisingly diverse bunch that never gets tiresome." Full Review
"50 Shades! The Musical, an exuberant takeoff, handily delivers the goods. The opportunities for humor are rife, and this show’s script takes full advantage. It is a musical parody, and a very entertaining one." Full Review
"The tune-filled send-up of E.L. James' sex trilogy: 50 Shades! The Musical, comes in only two basic tones, filthy and funny. In other words, win-win. Its not high art, or even middlebrow, and it’s not trying to be. Given that E.L. James’ prose already reads like a self-parody, dirty-minded humor perfectly fits this send-up of “50 Shades of Grey.” Full Review
"Assembled by an orgy of bi-coastal comedy writers, the show is more stimulating than you’d expect, tickling Fifty Shades virgins and detractors alike, although sincere fans may leave frustrated. Bad sex writing is an easy target, and though there are inspired moments, around the one-hour mark you start to wonder if the X-rated goofing is ever going to climax." Full Review
"The minds behind 50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody apparently decided to make the mega-selling erotic trilogy louder, tackier, and cruder. That’s fine in theory, but the humor goes limp early on. Although there's some fun, you feel a little too much pain and not enough pleasure." Full Review
See it if -You ead the Fifty Shades series. -You like making fun of the Fifty Shades series -You like very dirty jokes. -You like parodies.
Don't see it if -You dislike edgy/dirty/raunchy content. -You despise the fifty shades series. -You want a family friendly show.
See it if you want to have a good, raunchy time brought to you by some musical improv geniuses. You don't need to read the book to appreciate it.
Don't see it if you can't take a big irreverent dose of sexual humor.
See it if You thought the books were silly, fluffy, fun. The songs were funny, the casting was inventive. Had a good, light time.
Don't see it if You hated the books, don't like profanity or vulgar sex jokes.
See it if See it even if you have not read the book. It is really funny. Best if you go with a group of friends.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with banal language and acting. not sure is the best play to go to on a date