The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger

Associate Producer

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Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day. 


Synopsis

The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero! 

‘Toxie’ is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, woo the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner, in this toxic love story with an environmental twist.

Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day. 

The European premiere of this monster of a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, is based on Lloyd Kauffman’s 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment. It debuted off-Broadway on April 6, 2009, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.

This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Cast

Mark Anderson, Hannah Grover, Lizzii Hills, Marc Pickering, Ashley Samuels.

Creative Team

Book and Lyrics    :    Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics    :    David Bryan
Directed    :    Benji Sperring
Musical Direction    :    Alex Beetschen
Set and Costume Design    :    Mike Lees
Casting    :    Jane Deitch
Lighting Design    :    Nic Farman
Sound Design    :    Andy Johnson
Choreography    :    Lucie Pankhurst

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