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Musical Adaptation Of Racy Romance Novel Opens Today In D.C.

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A musical makes its D.C. debut today — but it's not exactly high-brow entertainment.

50 Shades! The Musical is an original parody of the bestselling romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The show opens with a ladies book club deciding to read the racy book.

Jack Boice plays Christian Grey, a reclusive billionaire with a titillating hobby. The actor grew up in Rockville and says he's excited to be performing on his home turf, but thinks this particular play could pose a challenge for an audience he says tends to be a bit more conservative.

"This isn't Les Miserables. This is not, you know, it's not Hamlet. It's supposed to shock you. It's written kinda Book of Mormon, in-your-face, shock value kind of show," he says.

The musical will be on stage at Warner Theatre through Saturday.

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