"Reefer Madness: The Musical"

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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.

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Promotional value expires Jul 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Reservation required starting 6/22. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name provided at check-out at San Jose Stage Company. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem via phone together to sit together. Discount reflects San Jose Stage Company's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $22 for one ticket to Reefer Madness: The Musical (up to a $48 value)
  • When: any performance of your choice from July 3–14. Performances are held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Where: San Jose Stage Company
  • Seating: best available
  • Door time: one hour prior to showtime.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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Reefer Madness: The Musical

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.

Reefer Madness began as a completely earnest exploitation film first released in 1936. The plot has been changed somewhat for Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney's wickedly funny stage adaptation, but what remains is the borderline hysterical series of warnings of the side effects of just one toke: addicts might be stricken with a case of the cannibalistic munchies, or a compulsion to play the piano. The musical itself was adapted into a 2005 film, starring Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Ana Gasteyer, and Neve Campbell.

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