50 Shades: The Musical
50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL, the hilarious parody of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, will premiere in Sarasota on April 23. A sexy, hysterical musical romp, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is a laugh out loud night of fun that you won’t want to miss!
A resounding hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Chicago and New York, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an uproarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers, and original songs delivered by an outrageous cast with a live, on-stage band.
Join the global sensation and experience the show that had sold-out audiences in New York and Chicago screaming for more!
“50 Shades! is a very good laugh and is impossible to resist!" - The Chicago Tribune
Adult Content- Not recommended under the age of 18
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The Van Wezel Seating Chart
Student Rush Tickets
For this performance, can be obtained through the Box Office by the following:
- Students (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- Teachers (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- City Employees (LIMIT 2 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- Ushers (LIMIT 1 EACH)
- Active Military Service Personnel (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH VALID ID AT BOX OFFICE ONLY)
*Based on seating availability*
Curtain Calls are your opportunity to learn more about the creative process with our visiting artists. These informal pre- or post-performance discussions, all held at the Van Wezel, are FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. Please join us!
A group begins with as few as 20 people attending the same performance, and is a great way to get together with friends and family or treat your employees and clients.
Group purchases enjoy a 10% discount from regular prices for most performances. We also offer personal group representatives to aid with handling the specific details of your event. Convenient motor coach parking is available to make arrivals and departures a snap, and pre-show meals can be easily handled by our special on-site catering. Pre or post show performer chats are also sometimes available for many performances.
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For Group order purchases please call Group Sales at 941-955-7676 x2227 with the performances / dates you would like to attend and the size of your group. Let us know which section you would like to sit in and any special setting requests you may have. We will send you an invoice. A 25% non-refundable down payment is required and full payment is due no later than 60 days prior to the performance. Tickets are mailed when full payment is received.
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The Van Wezel strives to ensure that all people, regardless of ability, can enjoy our programming and our facility. Both the Main and Bayside lobbies are now completely accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a special request for accessible seating or special assistance materials, please contact the Box Office at 941-953-3368 at least three weeks in advance of the event. Elevators in both lobbies provide easy access to all levels of the Hall, including the Grand Foyer and Auditorium. In the auditorium, wheelchair seating is available in Sections A and C. Wheelchair patrons can be accommodated in restrooms off both lobbies.
For the Hearing Impaired
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is the first theater in Sarasota to install the revolutionary Hearing Loop System for those who suffer from hearing loss, thanks to financial support from Sertoma Sarasota. The hearing loop is the only system that transmits performersâ€™ voices from a microphone directly into a hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with telecoils, allowing wearers to use hearing aids as wireless loudspeakers. This system complements the existing Sennheiser Infrared Listening System. Wireless headsets can be used at any seat in the auditorium and are available in both the Main and Bayside Lobbies.
Patrons in Wheelchairs
Patrons in wheelchairs may enter through automatic doors in both Main and Bayside lobbies on ground level (no stairs). Only disabled patrons with tickets in wheelchair section may use the free parking facilities on the circle outside the Main Entrance. Your cooperation is requested. Additional free parking for handicapped is provided in the regular parking area. Cars must have necessary identification to qualify for these special arrangements. Wheelchair patrons can be accommodated in restrooms off both lobbies. There is a wheelchair on the premises for emergency use, thanks to the generosity of Easter Seals.