“Reefer Madness! The Musical” at New Century Theatre on February 1–14 (Up to 55% Off). Nine Options Available.

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Rowdy musical comedy inspired by 1936 film explores the ruckus created when clean-cut youths fall victim to the evils of marijuana.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. G-Pass not redeemable with mobile app. Use for admission at New Century Theatre on day of show. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon. Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Doors open 1hr before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Reefer Madness! The Musical at New Century Theatre. Choose from the following dates and times:

  • For $19, you get one G-Pass to the show on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $38.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $19, you get one G-Pass to the show on Saturday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $38.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $15, you get one G-Pass to the show on Sunday, February 3, at 5 p.m. (up to a $33.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $15, you get one G-Pass to the show on Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $33.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $19, you get one G-Pass to the show on Friday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $38.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $19, you get one G-Pass to the show on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $38.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $15, you get one G-Pass to the show on Sunday, February 10, at 5 p.m. (up to a $33.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $15, you get one G-Pass to the show on Monday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $33.15 value, including all fees).
  • For $15, you get one G-Pass to the show on Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $33.15 value, including all fees).<p>

G-Passes are for best-available seating. Doors open one hour before showtime. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.

The Plot

In 1936, a few puffs of marijuana - or, as its known here, “devil’s weed” - is all that it takes to turn clean-cut high schooler Jimmy Harper into a no-hope teen bent on a life of violence and lust. As Jimmy spirals deeper into chuckle-inducing depravity - sassing his parents, boosting money from charity, visiting terrors upon trusting animals - campy musical numbers such as the swinging “Down at the ‘Ol Five and Dime” and showy “Listen to Jesus, Jimmy” heighten and highlight his plight. J.C. Himself even intervenes, aided by a chorus of showgirl angels, but Jimmy’s in too deep, on the lam in a stolen Packard on the road to over-the-top, satirical moral decay.

Adaptations

Reefer Madness! The Musical began as a completely earnest exploitation film first released in 1936. The plot has been changed somewhat for the stage adaptation, but what remains is the hilariously overwrought tone and warning of the many horrible side effects of just one toke: addicts might be stricken with a case of cannibalistic munchies, or even be compelled to play the piano. The musical itself was adapted into a 2005 film, starring Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Ana Gasteyer, and Neve Campbell.

Showstoppers

In the film version, Alan Cumming plays The Lecturer, warning parents of the dangers their children face in the show’s titular song:

Also from the film, “Little Mary Sunshine” shows Mary’s descent into sin and depravity at the lascivious hands of vile college man Ralph. But Ralph’s in for a surprise, as he may not be prepared for the inhibitions he is about release upon the world: Warning: contains sexual situations and adult themes

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    615 Hennepin Ave.

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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