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The Toxic Avenger

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's cult film and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play... well, everyone else ... bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers.  With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, the show also features, at its core, a heartfelt and humorous take on governmental graft and ecological issues.

Melvin Ferd, the Third, wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey (just off Exit 13B on the Turnpike). Foiled by the mayor's bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He's out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town.

It's a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house. Featuring a wailin' rock score, this comical musical has something for (most) everyone to enjoy.

This musical is rated R for Radioactivity, Swearing and Adult Themes. Not for the faint of heart!

Auditions


February 27th & 28th // Call-backs March 1st

Scripts will be available for one-week check out from Jason Alberty at jalberty@mtmercy.edu

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Characters

Melvin Ferd III / Toxie
Sarah the Blind Librarian
Mayor Babs Belgoody / Ma Ferd / Others
White/Black/Asian/Latino/Nondescript Dude (or Chick)
Black/Latino/Asian/White/Nondescript Dude (or Chick)


Performances

Thursday, April 27th, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 28th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29th, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30th, 2 p.m.