Reefer Madness the Musical
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Cult Camp Productions presents REEFER MADNESS The Musical
Directed and Choreographed by Corey L. Mills | Music Directed by Sarah Jenks
Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney | Music by Dan Studney Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy 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 contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences.
Originally directed by ANDY FICKMAN and produced by STEPHANIE STEELE for DEAD OLD MAN PRODUCTIONS
"Cult Camp Productions’s staging of Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney’s 1999 musical, a spoof of a 1936 cautionary film of the same name, is a spirited romp well suited for both the stoned and sober. High school kid Jimmy, played with impressive physical timing by the long-limbed Jake Bradley, he descends into a world of sex, violence, and depravity after one toke of marijuana. In an interesting angel/devil on the shoulder twist, both his netherworld guide, Jack, and Jesus Christ, are played by standout Chris Causer, and “Listen to Jesus, Jimmy!” stays in your head long after the curtains drop. Under Corey L. Mill’s direction and choreography, the entire half-baked affair is tight and witty." —Marissa Oberlander