The Toxic Avenger, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, is a musical based on the movie of the same name and both a playful parody of the superhero genre and of conventional musical theatre sensibilities. The plot revolves around a toxic dump of a fictional New Jersey town called Tromaville and its dark knight—Melvin Ferd the Third, a sweet, stereotypical nerd with a crush on his pretty (and blind—beware there are a lot of blind jokes that get old quickly) librarian friend Sarah and deep-seated convictions about cleaning up the town and calling out the corrupt mayor Babs Belgoody.
There is a place between heaven and hell— don’t need a map, just follow the smell— all the way up to Milburn Stone Theatre! New Jersey has come south for the back half of the Spooktacular Halloween repertory cycle at MST and it’s brought with it The Toxic Avenger! Loosely based on Lloyd Kaufman’s film The Toxic Avenger with Book by Joe Dipietro and Music &