Fifty Shades of Grey parody coming to Royal George

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody in Springfield, Massachusetts

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody in Springfield, Massachusetts Photograph: Paul Schnaittacher

A musical parody of the racy Fifty Shades of Grey books is heading to the Royal George Theatre. SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, sending up the best-selling trilogy's overwrought erotica, will play Chicago November 28–December 16.

The show, produced in part by the Just for Laughs Group that's planted its comedy-festival flag in Chicago for the past few years, is penned and directed by Toronto-based Jim Millan, known for crafting touring arena shows like Thomas, the Tank Engine and Mythbusters Live. SPANK!, which premiered in Springfield, Massachusetts, earlier this month, makes a three-week Chicago stop as part of its own tour (complete dates below). Tickets for the Chicago engagement ($42.50–$52.50) go on sale this Friday, October 26, at Ticketmaster and the Royal George box office.

Currently announced touring dates for SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody:



Oct 25—27, 2012 — Hartford, Connecticut — The Bushnell 
Nov 1—10, 2012 — Las Vegas, Nevada — Rio Suite Hotel & Casino 
Nov 14—18, 2012 — Toronto, Ontario — Panasonic Theatre 
Nov 28 — Dec 16, 2012 — Chicago, Illinois — Royal George Theatre 
Jan 10—12, 2013 — Boston, Massachusetts — Wilbur Theatre 
Feb 27 — Mar. 2, 2013 — Green Bay, Wisconsin — Meyer Theatre 
Mar 14—16, 2013 — Pittsfield, Massachusetts — Colonial Theatre 
Mar 20—23, 2013 — Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — ArtsQuest Café 
Mar 22—23, 2013 — Columbus, Ohio — Southern Theatre 
Apr 25—27, 2013 — Tampa, Florida — Straz Center for the Performing Arts



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