Sunday, August 9, 2009

Toxie to invade T.O.

Dancap Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the Canadian Premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, an eco-monster musical comedy based on the 1984 Lloyd Kaufman classic cult film. The Canadian production will take place at The Music Hall (998 seats) on Danforth Avenue, currently undergoing renovations to accommodate the show.

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 on-the-take 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.

Toxie, 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 prettiest, blindest librarian in town, in a toxic love story with an environmental twist. THE TOXIC AVENGER features an on-stage rock band and such memorable songs as Thank God She’s Blind, You Tore My Heart Out, Big Green Freak, Hot Toxic Love and My Big French Boyfriend.

THE TOXIC AVENGER, winner of the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Off-Broadway Musical, continues at New World Stages in New York where the show celebrated its 100th performance on July 3.

THE TOXIC AVENGER features music and lyrics by David Bryan (Memphis, keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi), and book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Memphis, All Shook Up; Over the River and Through the Woods).

The Dancap Production will feature a Canadian cast and band, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer).

Toxic Avenger - Toronto Musical


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