From: Kevinj65@aol.com [mailto:Kevinj65@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 8:13 PM
Subject: ARIZONA ONSTAGE PRESENTS REEFER MADNESS THE MUSICAL - ARIZONA DIRECTOR"S CUT!
Press Release: For Immediate Release:
REEFER MADNESS – TELL YOUR CHILDREN!
An evening of exploring American society’s propaganda campaigns…
Cast photos, interviews available from Kevin Johnson – contact number 270-3332 – go to www.arizonaonstage.org
What: A three-course night of laughter, music and brownies. A “joint” effort between singers, comedians and cinema that explores the anti-drug messages that were presented in public meeting places, schools and churches in the 1930s – 1950s.
Course 1 – Several of Tucson’s best vocal talents, including To-Ree-Nee Wolf McArdle, Marcus Terrell Smith, and Liz Cracchiolo, sing the songs with “hidden meanings” – Classics like The Morphine Waltz, songs from Bessie Smith and other songs performed during prohibition and beyond will be given new interpretations.
Course 2 –
Intermission – featuring “Mrs. Miller’s Brownie Bar” – Several varieties of brownies will be offered, along with liquid refreshments of various sorts.
Course 3 – The Arizona Premiere of the Director’s Cut of the acclaimed motion picture REEFER MADNESS – THE MUSICAL, (A HUGE hit at Sundance…) a high-budget hit featuring many of Broadway’s finest, including Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Ana Gasteyer and Steven Weber, digitally projected on a 35-foot screen in full surround- sound. This Director’s cut is unrated, however it includes many musical scenes of violence, revenge, dismemberment and, of course, a sweet and honest love story with lots of swell dancing. Rocky Horror meets Grease ”…lushly colorful, raucous romp” – USA Today “Get ready to toe tap in this splashy, spoofy movie musical.” –
Please note that Arizona Onstage Productions does not in any way endorse the use of narcotics. We feel the need to expose the history of American publicity and the concepts of American society – as we did last year in “Songs of the South” – an exploration of negative portrayals of the stereotyped counterculture of Blacks through song, cinema, and stage work, and how we, as a nation, chose to deal with these situations.
When: 10 pm, Saturday, January 6th at Zuzi’s Theatre,
6pm Sunday January 7th
Price: (includes brownies, party favors, and other surprises…)
$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors
Please note that those under the age of 18 will need an adult to accompany him/her/it.
CALL 882-6574 for reservations. Tickets available at the door if not sold-out.
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