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The Playmakers to Present REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the hilarious spoof Reefer Madness: The Musical, opening October 7 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present REEFER MADNESS this Summer
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 10, 2016

Reefer Madness: The Musical, a song-and-dance-and-zombies parody of the 1930s anti-marijuana propaganda film, moves this summer from the theater world's fringes to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's main stage.

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by Tyler Peterson - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Sedos to Present REEFER MADNESS
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 22, 2016

From the warped minds behind Desperate Housewives and Heathers the musical comes a public service announcement you can't afford to miss!

HAND TO GOD, CARRIE & More Set for The Onyx's 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 24, 2016

After producing ten Main Stage shows in ten months to celebrate its tenth anniversary season, The Onyx has settled into a more comfortable groove.

USM to Stage Maine Premiere of REEFER MADNESS, 3/11-20
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 24, 2016

The USM Department of Theatre and the USM School of Music present the Maine premiere of REEFER MADNESS The Musical, based on a book by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney, with music by Dan Studney and lyrics by Kevin Murphy. The show runs from Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 20, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. performances on Wednesday and Sunday. All performances take place on the Main Stage at Russell Hall, on the USM Gorham campus.

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 22-28, Featuring Josh Young, Will Van Dyke, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella and Special Guests; Turn the Beat Around - 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller in Sin Twisters, Too!; Michael Zahler & Will Van Dyke in Still It's True; and Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

Christine Andreas, Josh Young & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

BWW Review: SMT's REEFER MADNESS Offers Few Highs
by Jay Irwin - Oct 27, 2015

In these turbulent and overly permissive times, we need shows like 'Reefer Madness' to show us the way. The show itself is a wonderful and very funny spoof that when done right can have you laughing more than if you were high on 'the reefer' yourself. Unfortunately the production currently performing at Seattle Musical Theatre is so unfocused and under produced that it couldn't save anyone. In fact I question whether or not they were all high while they were making it.

BWW Review: Rollins College's REEFER MADNESS Exceeds 'High' Expectations
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 27, 2015

Have you ever seen a movie that you thought was so bad, that it was actually good? That's what happened on the road from turning laughably ridiculous 1936 anti-drug propaganda film REEFER MADNESS into a hit Off-Broadway musical. Despite continually being repurposed and repackaged throughout the 30s, 40s, and 50s, AMC considers the original REEFER MADNESS to be 'one of the worst movies ever made.' So, when Dan Studney (music) and Kevin Murphy (book and lyrics) brought the movie to the stage in 1998, it was with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. The musical, playing at Rollins College's Annie Russell Theatre through October 3rd, is a hilarious look at the paranoid fear-mongering that is often the default response to anything new. Having seen the 2005 star-studded film adaptation (and having recently interviewed original star Lori Alan), going in, my expectations for the Rollins' production were extremely 'high' (pun completely intended). However, as is standard for shows at the Annie, the REEFER MADNESS cast is exceptionally strong and, under the direction of Missy Barnes, manages to create the perfectly manic tone for this laugh-out-loud musical.

Are We Delicious? to Present FAMILY SAGA
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 22, 2015

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Or so we thought, until now.

Annie Russell Theatre to Open 83rd Season with REEFER MADNESS
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 22, 2015

The Annie Russell Theatre opens its 83rd season with Reefer Madness, a fast-paced musical satire poking fun at the now-infamous 1938 film of the same name. When we first meet Jimmy (Taylor Wright '16) and Mary Lane (MiKayla Phillips '16), they are a clean cut high school couple falling in puppy love. Lured by a gnarly crew of marijuana pushers, Jimmy and Mary are soon in all sorts of trouble - from hallucinations to homicide!

THE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 27, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the full cast The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody. The brand new comedy, filled with heavy doses of brawls, booze and botox, is coming to the Trust's New Century Theatre September 24-November 15 with oodles of hometown reality in this totally original-and outlandish-parody performance. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase and for more information, call 612.455.9501, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., street level, City Center) in downtown Minneapolis.

Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 10, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

Photo Coverage: Cheryl Freeman Previews TURN THE BEAT AROUND at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2015

54 Below is Broadway's Supper Club - and the hottest venue in town - but long before that it was home to nightlife legend. 54 Below invites you to remember the glory - and the decadence - that was STUDIO 54. In the legendary club's heyday the guest  list was a who's who from the world of entertainment - Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Halston, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, John Travolta, Michael Jackson - and the music played kept them dancing all through the night. Come "Turn the Beat Around" as we "Celebrate Good Times" and salute Studio 54 from its opening night to the "Last Dance." This is one party you won't want to miss. 54 Below is even rolling out their dance floor for the occasion! Produced and directed by Scott Coulter.

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes.

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com. 

Anneliese van der Pol & Tyce Green Tribute Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand At PRIDE NIGHT
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

Two theatre stars tribute classic pride duet!

54 Below to Raise a Glass to US Supreme Court Decision with PRIDE NIGHT Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club applauds The United States Supreme Court on today's historic decision. In the three years since its opening, 54 Below has become a favorite venue for the LGBT community on both sides of the footlights, hosting numerous, LGBT-themed artists and performances, fundraisers, same-sex weddings, and even events to shine a spotlight on same-sex couples from states that had previously not recognized the rights of these couples to marry.

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