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  The Toxic Avenger: The Musical at Silver Spring Black Box Theater

The Toxic Avenger: The Musical

Silver Spring Black Box Theater
8641 Colesville Road Silver Spring

Rorschach Theatre's first musical follows Melvin Ferd the Third, who is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, a superhero hell-bent on cleaning up America. A seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he's out to end global warming, woo the blind librarian in town, and save the world. Based on the cult classic Troma film, The Toxic Avenger, and directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Tracy Lynn Olivera, this show takes Rorschach's one-of-a-kind aesthetic and spins it in a whole new direction. Classic B-movie tropes of monsters-run-amok, star-crossed lovers and comically evil politicians collide with an 80's Hair Band Rock aesthetic to tell a tale that's both gruesome and glorious.

Presented by Rorschach Theatre

Thru - Mar 1, 2020

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Box Office: 240-644-1100

  The Toxic Avenger: The Musical Reviews
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Washington Post - Recommended

"...Under the guidance of Tracy Lynn Olivera, a gifted performer making her directorial debut with Rorschach’s first musical, the actors indulge in the absurdity by letting awkward silences hang in the air of Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. It’s the stroke of a director confident in her comic convictions, which are well suited to this twisted tale of a monstrous, misunderstood vigilante."
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Thomas Floyd

BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...Rorschach Theatre is not only taking a chance producing a musical based on The Toxic Avenger Marvel Comics series they have chosen to make it their debut musical production. Some might say that the company is asking for it but let me tell you here is a case where everything is done right with a very pleasing result for all that choose to come and see."
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Elliot Lanes

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Now, if you are wondering to yourself “did that campy ’80s horror movie really merit a musical version?” then I have good news for you. Absolutely! If you are a fan of demented silliness, then this is the musical you didn’t know you needed in your life."
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Nicole Hertvik

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Simon dons a mass of curls and puffy shirt to portray the Folk Singer who strums out "The Legend of the Toxic Avenger" (much to the chagrin of the Mayor) and beseeches you to tell your children and your children's children's children about the legend. Essex's Professor Ken, who is wooed by the whorish Mayor into betraying Toxie's Kryptonite, is wonderful in their interlude, "Evil is Hot," but yet somehow outdone by his Sheniqua-Sarah's friend. Together, Simon and Essex are also Ma Ferd's hairdressers, Lorenzo and Lamas (LOL), while wearing zebra striped jumpsuits. Love it."
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Kelly McCorkendale

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