“Those who have seen the 1984 movie will know exactly why we chose to add The Toxic Avenger to our line-up this season,” said Blaine Clotfelter, president and co-founder of the Marietta Theatre Company. “Thanks to the support of our loyal patrons, we look forward to showing the people of Atlanta what we’re made of this season and bring them even more fun on the stage!”
The tongue-in-cheek musical follows the story of Melvin Ferd III, who wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey. A wrench is thrown into his plans when the goons who are working for the Mayor throw him into a vat of radioactive waste. Melvin reemerges as The Toxic Avenger, Jersey’s first super hero. Known adoringly as “Toxie,” he sets out on his journey to save New Jersey, end global warming and capture the heart of the town’s blind librarian.
The cast is full of hilarious characters that the audience will come to know and love including Melvin Ferd III/ The Toxic Avenger (Claudio Pestana); his girlfriend, the blind librarian Sarah (Sophia Decker) and the evil Mayor Babs Belgoody/Ma Ferd (Janine DeMichele Baggett). The show also stars (PJ Woods) and (John Jenkins), who show off their talents by playing multiple zany and memorable characters.
The Toxic Avenger will play at the Lyric Studio on the Square from October 19 through November 3 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Individual tickets ($25) and VIP tables for four with a bottle of wine ($125) are on sale now at www.mariettatheatre.tix.com. Audiences are also invited to purchase a season subscription and save 20 percent to enjoy the remaining four shows in Marietta Theatre Company's 2018-19 season, including The Toxic Avenger, I Love You Because, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Altar Boyz.