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!Synopsis complet
Génèse du musical
The musical was first produced under the direction of John Rando at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey and opened after previews officially on October 10, 2008. The title role of Melvin Ferd the Third/The Toxic Avenger went to Nick Cordero. Audra Blaser played Sarah, and Nancy Opel played Mayor Babs Belgoody and Ma Ferd. It received a generally favorable press.
The New York City premiere opened at New World Stages on April 6, 2009. The New York Times called the production "exuberantly silly", while New York Post called it "hilariously funny". The show opening night cast included Sara Chase, Nick Cordero, Demond Green, Matthew Saldivar and Nancy Opel. Erin Leigh Peck and Nicholas Rodriguez are the original understudies. The musical closed on January 2, 2010 after over 300 performances, in which the production left for a tour across the United States.
Time–Life and the cast recorded and released the Original Cast Recording on April 6 in the New World Venue and nationwide on May 5, 2009.
Under Rando's direction, a Toronto production of the musical premiered on October 31, 2009 at the Danforth Music Hall. The show was produced by Dancap Productions. It starred Evan Alexander Smith as Toxie, Brittany Gray as Sarah, Louise Pitre as Mayor Babs Belgoody and Ma Ferd, Jamie McKnight as White Dude, and Daren A. Herbert as Black Dude. Peter Deiwick was the male swing and Cara Leslie was the female swing.
A production opened in January 2012 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. The cast included Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel and Mara Davi.
The show was brought to Oahu, Hawaii where it was shown at Manoa Valley Theater in September 2013. It was extended for two weeks into October 2013.
An Australian production was held in April 2016 in Melbourne, Victoria. The first production in Europe opened at the Southwark Playhouse in London. The production began in April 2016 for a limited run of 5 weeks. The production will play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival ahead of a transfer to the Arts Theatre in the West End, where it will open on October 2 2017 following previews from September 28. It is scheduled to play a limited run until December 3.
At the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles, the musical was produced by Good People Theater Company.
Liste des chansons
"Who Will Save New Jersey?" – Melvin and Company
"Jersey Girl" – Mayor and Waste Management Executives
"Get the Geek" – Mayor, Sluggo and Bozo
"Kick Your Ass" – Toxie
"My Big French Boyfriend" – Sarah, Shinequa and Diane
"Thank God She's Blind" – Toxie
"Big Green Freak" – Little Old Lady, Dr. Fishbein, Mayor, Professor Ken, Toxie
"Choose Me, Oprah!" – Sarah, Shinequa and Diane
"Hot Toxic Love" – Toxie and Sarah
"The Legend of the Toxic Avenger" – Folk Singer and Toxie
"Evil is Hot" – Mayor and Professor Ken
"Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore" – Mayor and Ma Ferd
"Everybody Dies!" – Toxie
"You Tore My Heart Out" – Toxie
"All Men Are Freaks" – Ma Ferd, Sarah, Shinequa and Diane
"The Chase" – Company
"Hot Toxic Love" (Reprise) – Sarah
"A Brand New Day in New Jersey" – Toxie, Sarah and Company
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