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The Toxic Avenger Musical

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

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CHE'RAE ADAMS certified reviewer June 04, 2016
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 04, 2016
tagged as: funny · dirty · musical · adult · comedy · gross · violence · cartoonish · humor
The Toxic Avenger is one of Troma's great films. This particular musical is one that's already been traipsing around before coming to Fringe, so it has the advantage of having been tested and tried in previous scenarios. But that also means that Fringe audiences should expect better because of that--and in this case, they will NOT be disappointed, because this show is fantastic. Really, truly fantastic. From the first number which truly set the tone--including how much profanity, what the level of humor and what the level of violence and special effects were going to be--the show was off and running. And it never stopped. The casting is great. Strong, smart choices. Great leads. Perfect back ups. Dynamic voices. Nailed harmonies. Dir... full review
IAN FEDERGREEN certified reviewer June 07, 2016
Generally strong performances buoy but can't really save this sort-of-amusing show that aims for the irreverence of Urinetown but is rarely that clever. Wesley Tunison and Danny Fetter have fun in multiple roles, Jared Reed distinguishes well between nerdy Melvin and his hero alter ego, and Kim Dalton displays sharp comic timing plus pulls off the neat trick of believably playing blind. Even the stage crew gets some laughs. But the book is more silly-dumb than silly-funny, the score is mediocre, and it does wear on. Excellent costumes. I saw show 1, so I assume sound issues will be fixed and pacing will tighten up.... full review
BRICE WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 14, 2016
I knew nothing about this movie/musical before tonight. And yet, the whole way home I could not stop quoting and singing through all of my favorite parts. Every single member of this cast, crew, orchestra, and team as a whole have created something truly memorable and I cannot wait to see it again! A definite "must see"!!... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 15, 2016
Here is my review: http://zahirblue.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-toxic-avenger-musical-review.html QUOTE: "Apart from the fact everyone can sing and act at the same time, all sell their characters 100% even at their most ridiculous..."... full review
KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla certified reviewer June 14, 2016
It’s a breezy entertainment whose goal is to get laughs and groans in equal measure, and it accomplishes that.... full review
SHARON PERLMUTTER certified reviewer June 15, 2016
Super Fun! Full Review linked.... full review
ANNA MAVROMATI certified reviewer June 05, 2016
tagged as: fun actors · funny · campy
A fun production with a stellar cast. This musical adaptation doesn't stick play-by-play to the original film's story line (as thin as that story line was) but the real essence of The Toxic Avenger is the comical and over-the-top tone of the film, which is definitely here. The musical has playfully added in elements of modern day anxiety about pollution and global warming, which fits this retelling of the story. Of course, at the end of the day the show is just a fun, campy, comic book-style romp--as it should be. It works.... full review
JIM WITOSZYNSKI certified reviewer June 07, 2016
tagged as: great show · funny · don't miss
Great show. Should be up for some Fringe awards. One of the shows you shouldn't miss for the Fringe Festival.... full review
DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 07, 2016
Wow. Full writeup at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=11604 , including pictures. ... full review