Venue Details

13 Star Starred
New Century Theatre
Located in City Center between Sixth and Seventh Streets 615 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Anyway you want
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Eat Before You Go!!!!!
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Wear tye dye and other hippie stuff!
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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5 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

We were a little sceptical about going to see a small production like this, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this show, the acting was first class, the costumes and stage design brilliant and the music accompaniment excellent.

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48 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 07 2013

The play is exactly what one would expect given the source material - lots of campy fun. Great cast and a fabulous set & costumes,

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

What a production!!!! Great fun set and props! Costumes....wonderful....
big surprises.....great performances.....campy but not too......great singing......not a weak... continued

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Website

http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/reefer-madness-tickets-...

Description

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!   

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.” 

About the Ticket Supplier: Hennepin Theatre Trust

Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Hennepin Avenue cultural district in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Trust's activities include presenting Broadway touring productions and the related Broadway Confidential series, concerts, comedy, speakers and other variety entertainment plus educational initiatives including our SpotLight Musical Theatre and SpotLight Critical Reviewer programs for high schools, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Family Day events.