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Reefer Madness

Main Street Players presents Reefer Madness, The Musical.   The musical features a book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy, and music by Dan Studney. Reefer Madness is a satire of the 1936 American exploitation film of the same name. The 1936 film (originally titled Tell Your Children) was financed by a church group, who intended it to be shown to parents as a morality tale warning them about the dangers of marijuana use. The film gained cult status in the 1970s among pot smokers, however, who found it unintentionally comedic. The musical version opened at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in 1998 and enjoyed a brief Off-Broadway run in September of 2001. A Showtime film based on the musical was made for TV in 2005. The song “Mary Jane/Mary Lane”, which Murphy and Studney composed for the television adaptation, won an Emmy Award for Music and Lyrics. Kevin Murphy may be a familiar name to fans of the TV series Desperate Housewives as he worked as head writer and co-executive producer for the hit comedy-drama from 2004-2007. 

This campy musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana; leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of Reefer Madness. 

Performance dates are July 24th – August 9th, 2015: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $25 adults / $20 seniors / $18 students.  The Main Street Players are located at 6766 Main Street in Miami Lakes, FL 33014.  The Main Street Players is the business name of the Community Theatre of Miami Lakes, Inc. They share the Playhouse with the Town of Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs for community events, including book readings and shows for children. Their goal is to present quality entertainment to the community, and help educate local children in the arts with a children acting workshop. Their current space provides a flexible stage configuration with a 90-seat house. For tickets and information you may call 305-558-3737, or go online to