Laughter has healing power, especially after you've watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at professionals with this GrouponLive deal to see Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody at the The Egyptian Theatre. For $20, you get one ticket for best-available seating (up to a $37.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following 8 p.m. performances:
- Friday, April 19
- Saturday, April 20
A guilty pleasure of readers worldwide, the racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey sold 30 million copies in the United States between March and June of last year alone. The exceedingly popular story, which centers on the relationship between a naïve college graduate and a billionaire with a sadistic sexual appetite, inspires the spoof Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, a live-action musical interpretation of the acclaimed soft-core novel. Making a Spokane appearance after leaving audiences across the country blushing, the theatrical comedy—written and directed by Jim Millan, whose credits include Mythbusters Live! and the documentary Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty_—thrills onlookers with the brawn of a _Thunder from Down Under dance routine and the nonstop hilarity of a whoopee cushion stuck on repeat.
The Egyptian Theatre
Although the names on the marquee aren’t written in hieroglyphics, much of the splendor of The Egyptian Theatre experience comes from artistic architecture that would make King Tut feel right at home. The gilded proscenium of the auditorium features fetching motifs where a large winged-scarab ornament tells the story of the birth of the sun and reed panels that shroud the stage with swan-like figures. Opened in 1997 and restored in 1999, the historic theater attracts some of music’s biggest acts, touring theater productions, and wandering archeologists to its gorgeous stage, which features acoustics that would warm the heart of the coldest mummy.