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Dancap Gets 'TOXIC' For Toronto In Fall 2009

Dancap Presents THE TOXIC AVENGER at The Music Hall! In a surprise announcement, Dancap Productions is planning to present the Canadian Premiere of The Toxic Avenger, an eco-monster musical comedy based on the 1984 Lloyd Kaufman classic cult film.  The Canadian production will take place at the 998-seat Music Hall on Danforth Avenue, which is currently undergoing renovations to accommodate the show.

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 on-the-take 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.

Toxie, 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 prettiest, blindest librarian in town, in a toxic love story with an environmental twist. The Toxic Avenger features an on-stage rock band and such memorable songs as "Thank God She's Blind," "You Tore My Heart Out," "Big Green Freak," "Hot Toxic Love" and "My Big French Boyfriend."

"Dancap is pleased to be moving into The Music Hall, with the intent of becoming an active member of an already vibrant community," remarked Dancap Productions President Aubrey Dan. "The Danforth Business Improvement Area has been wonderfully supportive and welcoming. Dancap's production of THE TOXIC AVENGER should create considerable additional business for the area's well-established restaurant and retail scene, furthering our goal of enhancing the cultural life of Toronto. I hope you will join us for "Dancap on the Danforth!"

The Toxic Avenger features music and lyrics by David Bryan (Memphis, keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi), and book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Memphis, All Shook Up; Over the River and Through the Woods). 

Dancap's production will feature a Canadian cast and will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer).

The Toxic Avenger, winner of the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Off-Broadway Musical, continues at New World Stages in New York where the show celebrated its 100th performance on July 3.

The Toxic Avenger
Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music & Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on Lloyd Kaufman's "The Toxic Avenger"
The Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue (at Broadview Avenue)
Opening Night: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tickets On Sale August 7, 2009

Photo by Peter James Zielinski

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