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The Toxic Avenger

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On Stage Now!
Held Over by Popular Demand! On Stage Through July 17 

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger

Showtimes:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
* There will be no 7:00pm performance on Sunday, July 3.

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FORTH OF JULY SPECIAL! 

The Hippodrome celebrates Independence Day weekend with FREE tickets to THE TOXIC AVENGER for all active duty military, veterans and first responders for all showtimes Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd.*  Free Tickets can be reserved over the phone at 352.375.4477 or in person at the Hipp Box Office. No online option. Must present valid ID when picking up tickets. * There will be no 7pm performance on Sunday, July 3rd.  

If you loved Hipp’s summer musicals like The Great American Trailer Park, Honky Tonk Angels, and Avenue Q, you’ll go crazy over THE TOXIC AVENGER! This rockin’ hot toxic love story and musical comedy is a summer must-see that will leave you laughing in the aisles! Rock the night away in Downtown Gainesville, have some good green fun and never let love go to waste! Don’t miss what Time Out NY calls “Infectious…Hard to resist!”  The Toxic Avenger is an intoxicating blast of fun and will be your best night out of the summer!

 

 

CAST

(Cast, In order of Appearance)

White Dude………………………………………………Jordan Silver
Black Dude……………………………………………….Nathaniel Tenenbaum
Mayor Babs Belgoody/Ma Ferd /Nun…………Kelly Atkins*^
Melvin Ferd the Third/The Toxic Avenger…..Dave Schoonover* (Final performance June 26th) 
Melvin Ferd the Third/The Toxic Avenger…..James Gish ( Starting June 28th )
Sarah……………………………………………………….Maria Kerrigan*

^Member of the Hippodrome Acting Company
*Member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

To view the program and cast bios, click here

 

CREATIVE

Director Lauren Caldwell
Music Director Bryan Mercer
Choreographer Stephanie Lynge
Stage Manager Amber Wilkerson
Assistant Stage Manager Katie Grayson
Production Manager Michael Eaddy
Costume Designer Alyssa Courturier
Costume Shop Supervisor Jessica Kreitzer
Costume Coordinator Tyranny Dugué Griffith
Wardrobe Erin Jester
Lighting Designer Bob Robins
Master Electrician Jed Daniels
Scenic Designer Mihai Ciupe
Sound Designer Amanda Yanes
Props Designer Rob Leach

 

 

PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Lake & Emerald Publishing

Alter Ego Fitness Downtown

Bevis Chiropractic

Carrsmith

Gator Domino’s Pizza

Target Copy

PRODUCTION CO- SPONSORS

Celebrations Catering

Florida Cancer Specialists

Gator Moving & Storage Company

Pride Community Center

The Law Offices of Robert Rush

Sica Taylor Salon Studio

Square 1 Burgers and Bar

The Toxic Avenger contains corrupt politicians, mild adult language and innuendo, gobs of green goo, and rats. It’s campy, slapstick fun, with a badass environmental superhero who takes on polluters and (spoiler alert!) prevails over evil.