THE TRUE STORY OF MARIJUANA
PROHIBITION DURING THE JAZZ ERA. 

LOS ANGELES' FIRST LIVE JAZZ, BURLESQUE SHOW AND CANNABIS EXPERIENCE

OPEN 420 VAPE BAR AND MICRO-DOSED EDIBLE TASTING.

POWERED BY GRASSFED

With a focus on the classiness, humor, and theater of classic Burlesque, Marquez has developed a captivating show that races the origins of cannabis prohibition and includes some of the best burlesque entertainers in California and a stunning live jazz quarter, The Mad Reefers, delivering the fiery jazz of the era.
— Simon Weedn, Culture Magazine

the cast

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Miss Dakota

Marijuana Madness features world renowned Burlesque Dancer, Miss Dakota, whose effortless grace will transport you back in time and her tantalizing performance will keep you on the edge of your seat. Her unforgettable performance embodies exactly the dangerous allure that those accidentally visionary anti-marijuana propagandists were warning against.

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Miss Marquez

Also gracing the stage will be Miss Marquez, innovator of Cannabis themed burlesque performances, and serves as the Artistic Director of Marijuana Madness. Miss Marquez fully embraces cannabis culture with her outlandish cannabis-themed wardrobe and the billowing clouds of smoke that envelop her signature appearances around town.

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Tito Bonito

Tying together the narrative of this tale will be international and award-winning burlesque emcee, Tito Bonito aka Cuban Missile Crisis, who was named one of LA Weekly’s People of the Year 2016, and in 2017 took home the award for “most Comedic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame.

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THE MAD REEFERS

The Band bringing the Jazz Era to life us the newly convened THE MAD REEFERS. Featuring some of LA's most sought-after Jazz Musicians. 

The band includes Willie McNeil (drums), Bill Ungerman (saxophone) Mike Boito (piano), Ollie Steinburg (bass). Notable credits include Bill Ungerman known for his writing and arranging in the swing band ‘Royal Crown Revue’, James Achor who was the co-author of the hit song ‘Hey Pachuco’, and the inimitable Willie McNeil who was the musical director of the famous Hollywood Burlesque club Forty Deuce.


THE VIPER LOUNGE

In true prohibition style, a separate Viper Lounge will be open before the show, during intermission, and after the show. Viper Lounge guests can elevate and enhance their experience with the signature Grassfed vape-bar, and delectable health conscious treats, while getting an intimate introduction to the cast of the show and penthouse views of the city.

Past Viper Lounge sponsors include:
 Bloomfield, Acclivity, SnowTill, Flow Kana, Reefer City Farms (Flower); Alpine (Vape Pen); VapeXhale & Davinci (Vaping Accessories); Hemper (Cannabis Accessories); To Whom It MayMondo, Moonman's Mistress, Merry's Berries, Medicine Box (Edibles); Pride Wellness (Hemp CBD); Trichohm, Nug (Concentrate Extracts); Hemper (Accessories), and more.


IN THE PRESS

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THE SHOW

Photography by Daniel J. Sliwa