50 Shades! The Musical, Featuring Ashley Ward, Adam Hyndman, Casey Rogers and More, Begins Feb. 21 at the Elektra

By Carey Purcell
21 Feb 2014

Adam Hyndman
Adam Hyndman

50 Shades! The Musical, a parody of the best-selling book series, begins previews Feb. 21 at the Elektra Theatre prior to an official opening March 12. 

The cast comprises David Andino (The Buddy Holly Story), Kaitlyn Frotton (Scab), Chris Grace ("That Awkward Moment"), Adam Hyndman ("The Sing Off"), Tim Murray ("White House Down"), Amber Petty (voice of Sirius/XM's Radio Margaritaville), Casey Rogers (Catch Me If You Can), Alec Varcas (Spamalot), Ashley Ward (Baby Wants Candy) and Chloe Williamson (Save The Date).

Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, the musical features a book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels, and music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels.

Here's how the show is billed: "50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody opens with a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the notorious characters', Anastasia and Christian, delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. The musical is an uproarious rollercoaster ride through this unlikely bestseller. The show features a sassy original score with musical influences ranging from traditional musical theater to R&B to Gilbert and Sullivan, including the provocative 'I Don’t Make Love...' and 'There's a Hole Inside of Me.'"



The production has set and costume design by John Dunnett, lighting design by Herrick Goldman, choreography by Mindy Cooper and sound design by Matt Kraus. Joy Dewing is the casting director and Michael Thomas Murray is musical director. 

Visit 50ShadesTheMusical.com for more information.

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Alec Varcas, Casey Rogers, Ashley Ward, Kaitlyn Frotton, Adam Hyndman and Chloe Williamson
Photo by Keith Sherman and Associates