Pittsfield, MA – The risqué book series was a runaway success; now the hilariously naughty parody of Fifty Shades of Grey prepares to dominate willing audiences in New England. Written and directed by Jim Millan, whose credits include The Kids in the Hall, Larry King Standing Up, Marijuanalogues With Tommy Chong and Mythbusters Live, this fun show captures all the silly absurdity of the novel, with characters brought to life via sexy musical numbers. Think part SNL, part Chippendales — and you don’t need to have read the book to get the jokes. Needless to say, this show is not recommended for children.
At Colonial Theatre March 14-16
The best-selling book comes to life in the musical satire, SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, on the Colonial stage March 14 to March 16 at 8pm. Contains mature content.
Tickets to SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody range from $27.50 to $47.50. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious unauthorized musical satire that brings the naughty fun of the saucy best-selling book to life in one laugh-filled high-energy show. Enjoy a Spanktini at intermission and after the show, stay for a photo with the handsome devil himself. SPANK! promises a fun night out for adventurous adults with an appreciation for farce at its best. Part Chippendales, part Second City…all in one delicious package.
SPANK! is written and directed by Jim Millan, along with an all-star cast of top comedic actors and improvisers. Best known as the Director for Kids In The Hall, Millan’s work has appeared in 37 countries, 17 languages and has sold over 10 million tickets over the last decade. Recent credits include Marijuannalogues with Tommy Chong, Spiderman on Broadway, Larry King Standing Up, and Mythbusters Live.
After the show, stay for a photo and meet the cast. At each show there will be special giveaways, with each ticket purchased eligible to win. Show your SPANK! ticket stub at any Bra and Girl location and receive 10% off merchandise.
SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press.
Jim Millan (Director/Head Writer) is one of Canada’s most versatile stage directors. In the last two years, he has worked with Teller and Todd Robbins to create Play Dead off Broadway and Larry King to create his one person show, Larry King’s Standing Up, as well as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to create Mythbusters Live. At the Luminato Festival in Toronto, he debuted Banachek’s Alpha Project. He also helped rework Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway and Lucky Guy off-Broadway. Other shows directed include 3 tours with The Kids in the Hall and over 50 shows with Toronto’s Crow’s Theatre, which he founded. Some of his favorite Toronto credits include the premieres of High Life, Come Good Rain, Dali, The Chet Baker Project, Unidentified Human Remains, and Serpent Kills.
Amanda Barker (E.B. Janet) Originally from the South Shore of Massachusetts, she is a Canadian Comedy Award-winning actor, writer and comedian. After graduating from Mount Allison University with a degree in English and Theater, she moved to Toronto to become Major League Baseball’s only ever female mascot for the Toronto Blue Jays. She has appeared in several commercials, has lent her voice to radio and animation, has taken turns as a choreographer and director, and can often be seen performing in improv and sketch comedy. Stage credits include: The Best of Second City (Toronto), Second City at Sea (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (Toronto), Shame is Right! (Los Angeles Comedy Festival), Dufflebag Theatre (US/Canada tour), Over the River and Through the Woods (Village Playhouse), The Book of Liz (Toronto Fringe). Most recently, she wrote and starred in the internationally acclaimed, Release the Stars: The Ballad of Randy and Evi Quaid (www.releasethestars.ca). Selected TV and Film: Dean Cain’s The Case for Christmas (Hallmark TV); Get Set for Life (CBC); Separation (Birchmount Films),Shadowland: The Legend (After Rain Films). Look for her webseries, Harper Puppet Pals with The Satire Project (www.thesatireproject.ca).
Alice Moran (Tasha Woode/Writer) is the artistic consultant and a producer at The Bad Dog Theatre Company, has performed in countless shows such as Doctor Whom, Theatresports, Pad Set, and Throne of Games. Throne of Games was an official selection of the 2013 Next Stage Festival. With the Second City’s national touring company, Alice wrote 4 shows including: Best.Monday.Ever., S#!T My Mayor Says, and Dysfunctional Holiday Revue. In addition, you can see more of her writing in the web series Sexy Nerd Girl and in her weekly column at shedoesthecity.com.
Patrick Whalen (Hugh Hanson/Writer/Assistant Director/Choreographer) moved to Toronto, Canada from the east coast of Canada. He first fell in love with the stage in a performance of Cabaret as the EMCEE as well as singing Jazz in the Atlantic Jazz Festivals. Patrick has been showcased in such roles as Roger in Fallen Rock’sRENT, Rocky in the Rocky Horror Show. From his first days training at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Patrick had a bit of a different streak from the rest of the community. With his first year working in burlesque, Patrick (Patastrophic Sexapeel) won Best New Male Performer in Strip Search 2010 and was asked to join Boylesque, Canada’s premier all-male burlesque troupe. Since then Patrick has been working in stunt on film, writing for his band and studying self-defense.