Reefer Madness! The Musical was not only our first full-length musical back in 2010, but it also formed the creation of our 4/20 remounts at Studio BE and Stage 773 the following 2 years.
These amazing cast members have become trusted collaborators, life-long friends, and even company members.
Happy anniversary, all!
Presented at Studio BE
April 20, 2011
One night. Two performances. Total madness.
Presented at Stage 773
April 20, 2012
One performance. Audience participation. Total madness.
Thursday was our 1st rehearsal, which gave us a sneak peek into what our new additions have to offer. With Michael Gardner (Ralph) joining us 'via satellite', the ever-so-lovely Katie Colby (Music Director) refreshed our musical talents by taking us through the score. Our new fiend Justin Kilduff (Jimmy) provided hilarious antics with Jillian Weingart (Sally) while we were blown away by the 'killer' vocals of Ashley Klingler (Mae). We missed our original drug pusher, David Geinosky (Jack) and couldn't be happier to have him back!
Having been personally sandwiched between Megan Ensley and Michelle Kritselis, it's obvious that they are a fine installment to the Ensemble. Katherine, Daniel, Nick, and I cannot wait for the ridiculousness that's in store! (Learn more about our cast)
It's already clear that this year's 4/20 audience will leave feening for more!
Ensemble in Reefer Madness!
Reefer Madness! The Musical is becoming something of a tradition for The Brown Paper Box Co. After last year's thrillingly successful 4/20 remount at Studio BE, the exec staff decided to take this subversive holiday and make this show an annual event. The second annual production will be a late-night staged reading at the newly renovated Stage 773 following Street Tempo's production of Little Shop of Horrors. See both and make it an evening of cult classics.
But Reefer's not the main purpose of today's entry ... though tickets can be purchased here lickity split. Snag 'em while you can: there are only 150 seats!
The Brown Paper Box Co. is proud to announce Patrick J. Butterfield and Charlie Sheets as new Artistic Associates to our ever-growing troupe. Charlie first designed the show poster for To Tree's world premiere this past winter and recently designed this year's Reefer Madness! poster. His skills and talent is a warm addition to help unify our company's 'look.' Patrick was the Production Assistant for And Then They Came for Me in 2010, in our ensemble for all Reefer Madness! incarnations, and helped in the casting process of To Tree. A jack of all trades if there ever was one.
The executive staff is thrilled to have these two passionate, talented, and giving gentleman join Katie and Ian as Artistic Associates.
Up next ... photos and thoughts from Reefer's first rehearsal. Stay tuned!
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