Tuesday, March 22, 2011

420 'Madness' in Chicago ... and Tickets are Goin' Quick

From Studio BE's site: Studio BE is excited to be co-producing a special 1 night only remount of Reefer Madness! The Musical with our friends at The Brown Paper Box Theater Company! Of course it will be held on April 20th... 4/20 @ 7pm and 9pm!

Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name and based on The Brown Paper Box Co's 2010 sold-out hit, 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. Wrought with punchy musical numbers and biting political commentary, REEFER MADNESS! THE MUSICAL is a hilarious and highly stylized satirical spoof.

Tickets are $20 for general admission. Ten $40 VIP SEATS are available for each performance and includes prime central seating and special munchies to enjoy during the performance!

Set at a 1936 PTA meeting, the show-within-a-show's Lecturer uses scare tactics, song, dance, and a little heavenly intervention to band his audience against a leafy green assassin - "the real public enemy #1."

In its own subversive way, REEFER MADNESS! shows the consequences of blindly obeying edicts without questioning the "whys" of decision making. "But don't worry," says M. William Panek, the show's director and a founding member of The Brown Paper Box Co., "While the title focuses specifically on marijuana, our show is about the many consequences of exploiting and twisting the public - with a good deal of adult goofery baked in."

Lecturer, Zev Steinberg; Jimmy, Hunter T. Davis; Mary, Anna Schutz; Jack, Marty Scanlon; Mae, Patricia Austin; Ralph, Michael Gardner; Sally, Jillian Weingart; Boy 1, Daniel Spagnuolo; Boy 2, Nick Shoda; Boy 3, Patrick Butterfield; Girl 1, Katherine Glavin; Girl 2, Jasmine Ryan; Girl 3, Sarah Sapperstein

Director, M. William Panek; Music Director, Katie Colby; Choreographer, Whitney Havice; Poster Designer, Steph Charaska; Lighting Designer, Austin Shapley; Fight Choreographer, Zev Steinberg; Dramaturg, Michelle Kritselis; Props Master, Ian Anthony

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