What to do in Toronto: 50 Shades! The Musical

what to do in toronto 50 shadesFifty Shades of Grey tore up the bestseller lists in 2012, which means that if you read them, you’re not alone. Whether you loved or hated them, we have an event that you might want to add in your list of what to do in Toronto this April. 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody has played to sold out audiences in New York and Chicago, and was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It’s coming to the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Theatre, from April 1- 13, 2014.

What to do in Toronto for a Fun Night Out

The show opens when a ladies book club decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey. There are 11 original songs including “I Don’t Make Love” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me”, accompanied by a live on-stage band and energetic dance numbers. As the book club ladies interpret the novel, you’ll be led on a hilarious roller coaster ride. Time Magazine said, “Finally a play your inner goddess, your book club and your mother-in-law can all agree on!” Perez Hilton said, “HIGHlariously Hawt! Absolutely perfect!”

Whether you can’t wait until early 2015 for the movie to come out, you’re looking for a fun date night or girls’ night out, or you’re just a theatre buff, it’s worth adding this show to your list of what to do in Toronto. Can you really bring your mother-in-law? While the show isn’t for those under the age of 18, it doesn’t cross boundaries that would make general audiences squirm. Like we said, you don’t have to have enjoyed the books to enjoy 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody.


Tickets start at $39 and range up to $75 for the VIP Package, which includes includes premium seating and a post-show meet and greet with cast members. You can get yours online at ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.855.899.7852. To find out more about the show visit www.50ShadesMusical.com.

*Photo credit – Michael Brosilow

Amber Strocel

Amber Strocel is the Managing Editor of City Mom Now, the parent network of Toronto Mom Now. She is a writer, podcaster, ardent crafter and green mom, who believes strongly in the power of the Internet to connect and empower. You can follow her on her personal blog at Strocel.com.

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