The Toxic Avenger Musical

musicals and operas · good people theater company · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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June 13, 2016 original article

What I liked

A blind baby doll librarian, a nerd-turned-toxic-super hero, and a maniacal mayor clash in this campy musical by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Add two crazy utility players and it’s a recipe for non-stop laughs.

What I didn't like

My overall impression

For most theatregoers in LA this will be the first opportunity they’ve had to see the off-Broadway hit and it is hilarious. Nothing serious here. It’s all big comedy and big fun by an irresistible cast of five that really delivers the goods. Director/choreographer Janet Miller wins with this silly 2-hour rock musical where everything is a send-up and nothing is safe from a joke, not even New Jersey (especially New Jersey). Corey Hirsch’s live 5-piece onstage band is a bonus.

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