Reefer Madness: Musical Comedy Based on Camp Classic Film
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Reefer Madness have expired.
The last date listed for Reefer Madness was Thursday February 14, 2013 / 7:30pm.
Currently at New Century Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $24.00 - $27.00
- Our Price:
- $5.00 - $13.50
A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol is one part Fargo (minus the wood-chipper) and one part A Christmas Carol shaken vigorously and served over ice. It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minn., and cantankerous bar owner Gunner storms out of an argument with his wife and takes to the lake on his snowmobile. Next thing you know ... crash! The ice breaks and Gunner plunges through. After he's rescued, a coma-ridden Gunner journeys to a dream world full of surprises, not the least of which is a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future -- all played by folk legend Sven Yorgensen. Gunner's unusual journey gets a fittingly rare soundtrack, with original songs like "Gramma Cut the Christmas Cheese," "The Wheel is Turnin' but the Hamster Is Dead," and "I Love You More Than Football." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
star this review starred report as inappropriate
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.
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.