Rolling in the aisles at play parodies
Did “Macbeth” put you to sleep? If the formalities of theater aren’t for you, maybe one of these funny productions is.
‘Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Unauthorized Musical Parody’
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Actors Temple Theatre
339 W. 47th St.
Christian Grey doing a song and dance? Expect it in this Off-Broadway romp, which features a small cast of four reenacting the story of Grey and his sex pawn Anastasia Steele. In between plot points, the characters take pop songs (think “Like a Virgin” and “Call Me Maybe”) and give them “Fifty Shades”-appropriate lyrics. Ironically, this feisty farce is performed in a converted temple.
‘Bayside! The Musical!’
80 St. Mark’s Pl.
Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Lisa, Screech, Mr. Belding and even Tori step out of your TV and onto the stage in this “Saved by the Bell” parody that’s much more vulgar than the series you grew up with. Featuring the ghost of Miss Bliss, jabs about Dustin Diamond’s sex tape and even a dude dressed as Tori, the cast takes the PG fun of the ’90s classic and turns it on its head.
‘Showgirls! The Musical!’
80 St. Mark’s Pl.
From the writers and directors of “Bayside!” The Musical!” comes this twisted take on the Elizabeth Berkley cult catastrophe. Kidwell (from “Bayside”) is in the starring role as Nomi, a drifter whose journey to stardom is laced with catfights and crazy sex. Expect nudity!
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
St. Luke’s Theater
308. W. 46th St.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler love this send-up to 1970s disaster flicks, and if they love it, chances are you will too. Platform shoes, feathered hair and your favorite disco tracks (“Hot Stuff, “Signed Sealed Delivered”) entwine in a tale about the opening of a hot new club on a sizzling summer night. Standup comic Judy Gold joins the cast in February.
‘Thank You For Being a Friend’
Wednesdays, through Feb. 12
Laurie Beechman Theater
407 W. 42nd St.
$20 plus a $15 food and drink minimum; 212-352-3101
Back after two sold-out runs in 2009 and 2010, the “Golden Girls” spoof finds raunchy retirees Blanchette, Roz, Dorthea and Sophie in a Miami bungalow with more wicker than your nearest home and garden shop. When Ricky Martin moves next door, his parties keep the gals up late at night, and you know there’s only one way to solve a problem like that: a talent show.