Check out this great article from On The Town Magazine about our final show of the season, Reefer Madness. Tickets are seeing fast, so if you are interested in seeing this fun, campy musical, be sure and call the box office right away! (To contact the box office, please call (616)234-3946. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00PM until 5:00 PM. The box office will be open from 1PM until show time on the day of performance.)
Actors’ Theatre Closes Season with Reefer Madness, a Musical Satire of the 1936 Film
By: Caroline Higgins – On The Town
Published: Monday, May 23, 2011, 9:00 AM
The Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids has something completely different up its sleeve. The troupe is currently working on Reefer Madness, an unpretentious musical comedy that is purposefully over-the-top and outrageously goofy.
The musical is a satire of a 1936 film of the same name, which depicted exaggerated dangers of marijuana use in order to warn parents about the drug so they could keep it away from their children. The film Reefer Madness gained significant popularity only when it resurfaced in the 1970s and became a comedic cult film for supporters of the decriminalizing of cannabis. The musical satire premiered off-Broadway in 2001, with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and music by Dan Studney. USA Today wrote about the musical, praising it as a “delirious romp, which at its best reaches highs of intoxicating goofiness.”
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