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The Toxic Avenger Musical

Performances April 27 through May 14, 2017

Brunish Theatre, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts


Based on Lloyd Kaufman's cult film, The Toxic Avenger, 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 the most memorable and unbelievable duet you'll ever see on any stage. 


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 everyone to enjoy.


Run time is approximately 2 hrs, including a 15 minute intermission.






Melvin Ferd the Third/ The Toxic Avenger


Black Dude


White Dude




Mayor Babs BelGoody/

Ma Ferd/Nun


*Ben van Diepen


Raphael Likes


Steve Coker


Kelly Stewart


Elizabeth Hadley



*member of Actors' Equity Association













Mak Kastelic


Dominic Casciato


Dan Hinman


Dianna Hnatiw


Eric Vandervall

Production Team




Musical Director




Production Stage Manager


Assistant Stage Manager


Assistant Stage Manager


Technical Director/Scenic & Lighting Designer


Projection Designer


Sound Designer 


Assistant Sound Designer 


Sound Engineer


Costume Designer


Wardrobe Consultant


Wardrobe Assistant




Hair & Makeup Designer


Properties Master


Running Crew


Running Crew


Running Crew


Production Manager 


House Manager


Volunteer Coordinator


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Kirk Mouser


Mak Kastelic


Katelyn Ford


Amanda Kishlock


Trevor Jackson


Jessica Perry


Demetri Pavlatos



Jen Olson


Terry Franceschi


Ben Franceschi


Maya Brown


Margaret Chapman


Janet Mouser


Raquel Calderon


Elizabeth Ball


Jane Holmes


Bruce Tolonen


Kate Perri


Joe Rogers


Briana Fisher


Gordon Mouser


Sandra Vincent


Pam Knight


Jen Olson


Paul Fardig

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