Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre & Hennepin Theatre Trust
New Century Theatre
Now playing through February 24, 2013
$24.00 to $29.00
Runtime: 2 hours, including one intermission
Student/Educator Rush is available for all performances of Reefer Madness.
Policy: 2 tickets per valid ID; $15 per ticket; available only at the New Century Theatre Box Office beginning 1 hour prior to showtime; resale of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.
Reefer Madness, the raucous musical comedy inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of Reefer Madness!
2-show Minneapolis Musical Theatre Packages are on sale now. Just $44 for Reefer Madness and Sunset Boulevard!
Take a behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for Reefer Madness!
The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like “Down at the ‘Ol Five and Dime” and the Vegas-style “Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,” featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.
It's 1936 and Jimmy becomes a murderous fiend after being led astray by the "devil weed," Marijuana. He mouths off to his parents, steals from the poor box, brutalizes small animals and (GASP!) even tries to tongue kiss his shocked girlfriend!
Attempted interventions and pleas by Mom and Jesus (accompanied by backup angels) go unheard and soon Jimmy's on the lam in a stolen Packard in this campy, over-the-top new musical. It's safe to say that "with Reefer, there are no happy endings."