4 Out of 4 Stars! The Grand Rapids Press Review for “Reefer Madness”

Check out this fantastic review in The Grand Rapids Press on our final show of the season, Reefer Madness: The Musical!

Take a hit of ‘Reefer Madness’ at Actors’ Theatre

Photo Credit: T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press "Reefer Madness!" at Spectrum Theater, presented by Actors' Theatre about the evils of marijuana. The cast sings the opening song 'Reefer Madness'.

By Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press

Published: Friday, May 27, 2011, 12:12 AM

Actors’ Theatre’s production of “Reefer Madness” is hotter than a hit of Acapulco Gold, wilder than Woodstock and just about as much fun as you can have without breaking the law.

Thursday’s opening-night full house of about 250 thundered their approval throughout the show.

The musical satirizes a 1936 film, which was originated by a church group as a serious warning to parents about the dangers of marijuana. But there’s not a serious second in the musical’s frantic flurry of silly songs and outrageous acting. From the lecturer’s hissing admonitions between the scenes to the placard girl’s snippy warning signs, “Reefer Madness” is pure craziness. Even the wanton orgies are too overly enthusiastic to be considered titillating.

The story revolves around an innocent young couple, Jimmy (Justin Kilduff) and Mary Lane (Molly Jones). Drug pusher Jack (Stephen Grey) lures Jimmy into his Reefer Den where Jimmy meets others hooked on marijuana and embarks on a wild journey of self destruction.

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