In the category of Most Unlikely Films To Be Made Into Broadway Musicals EVER, few titles have raised our eyebrows higher than The Toxic Avenger.
The super-low-budget cult classic from the 1980s was schlocky fun at its finest. The reason midnight movie screenings exist. (The reason fast-forward buttons on VCRs exist.)
Yet somebody thought the tale of a nerd who becomes a superhero after a little toxic waste encounter was prime for a little song-and-dance action. The result is one of the most bizarrely funny shows you’ll see all year, if not ever, from Uptown Players.
Starring John Campione, Clint Gilbert, Walter Lee, Sara Shelby-Martin and Kathryn Porterfield and directed by Jeremy Dumont, it’s the best show about the Garden State since Jersey Boys.
And we’re pretty sure you’ll have a new favorite song in the catchy “Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore.”
Just rolls off the tongue.
The Toxic Avenger Musical
August 26 – September 11, 2016
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
(no performance Sunday, August 28)
Tickets: $30 – $50
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas