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Reefer Madness??

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Reefer Madness??#1
Posted: 3/31/16 at 4:37pm

Haven't really heard a lot of talk about this one here. Does anyone else really appreciate this musical? Yah? Nah?

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Reefer Madness??#2
Posted: 3/31/16 at 6:28pm

I think it's a fun, witty, clever show.

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Reefer Madness??#3
Posted: 4/1/16 at 10:05am

one of my favorites.

 

the DVD starring Ana Gasteyer, Christian Campbell, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, etc is a wonderful film adaptation of the stage show!  Its so fun!

http://www.amazon.com/Reefer-Madness-Musical-Kristen-Bell/dp/B000AYQOA6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459519458&sr=8-1&keywords=reefer+madness+musical

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Reefer Madness??#4
Posted: 4/1/16 at 10:16am

I've never seen the stage show, but I think the movie is a lot of fun. It's the silly sort of off-Broadway musical that we don't see very much anymore. Some good laughs and catchy songs.

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Reefer Madness??#5
Posted: 4/12/16 at 12:48am

Never seen the stage production, but the movie musical is a lot of fun. The songs are dangerously catchy, especially since you can't exactly go around singing them when they're stuck in your head. 

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Reefer Madness??#6
Posted: 4/12/16 at 1:19am

daughter-of-air said: "The songs are dangerously catchy, especially since you can't exactly go around singing them when they're stuck in your head. "

If I had a nickel for every time I had to stop myself from belting "when Jack gets stoned and RAAAAPES MEEEEEEE" on the street...

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Reefer Madness??#7
Posted: 4/12/16 at 1:32am

The exploitation movie it is based on is an unintentional laugh riot and a cult classic bad movie.

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Reefer Madness??#8
Posted: 4/12/16 at 6:08am

Mr. Nowack said: "daughter-of-air said: "The songs are dangerously catchy, especially since you can't exactly go around singing them when they're stuck in your head. "

If I had a nickel for every time I had to stop myself from belting "when Jack gets stoned and RAAAAPES MEEEEEEE" on the street...


 

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That's when I first realized how fierce a singer Anna Gasteyer is.

 

The stage show is fun, but I actually enjoy the movie more. I think the changes they made for the Showtime version are all for the better.

 

And I agree the score is ridiculously catchy.

 

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Reefer Madness??#9
Posted: 4/12/16 at 7:52am

I'll have to check this out. 

 

I saw Ana Gasteyer in Wicked. She was crazy good. I had no idea until then she could sing. 

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Reefer Madness??#10
Posted: 4/12/16 at 12:38pm

Here she is performing the song live at the CD launch a few years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYFkBbMP0qI

Sublime!

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Reefer Madness??#11
Posted: 4/12/16 at 12:42pm

She was on the recent City Center revival of A New Brain. She also previously appeared in Wicked.

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Reefer Madness??#12
Posted: 4/12/16 at 1:46pm

Gasteyer is a fantastic singer and a fantastic musical theatre actress in general. I'd love for her to do more stage work.

She was easily the highlight of A New Brain last summer.

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Reefer Madness??#13
Posted: 4/12/16 at 1:47pm

She can belt

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