OCTOBER 14 – 30, 2021

Shimberg Playhouse @ the Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Call the Straz Box Office for tickets – 813.229.STAR (7827)

Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult film and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play… well, everyone else … bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers.  With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, the show also features the most memorable and unbelievable duet you’ll ever see on any stage.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s film of the same name.

Direction by Shaun Rice
Music Direction by Mitchell Samuelson

October 14 – 30, 2021

Shimberg Playhouse @ the Straz Center for the Performing Arts



Toxie / Melvin Ferd III – Jonathan T. O’Brien
Sarah – Katie Voorhees
Mayor Babs Belgoody / Ma Ferd – Melissa Doell
White Dude – Richard Brown
Black Dude – Doug Buffaloe

The Toxic Avenger Band:
Conductor / Keyboards: Mitchel Samuelson
Bass: Alex Pasut
Drums: Nico Remy
Guitar: Tom Jemmott
Reeds: Julia Ford

Director – Shaun Rice
Music Director – Mitchell Samuelson
Artisitc Director – Tony Gilkinson

Production Manager – Cathy Hooten
Stage Manager – Jeron Dooling
Back Stage Crew – Jay Kollar, Lauren Clark Dykes
Scenic Designer – Dwayne Cline
Scenic Painting and Dressing: Chelsie Camaro Smith, Emily Cockerill
Set Building Lead – Alex Pasut
Lighting Design – Emily Cockerill, Chelsie Camaro Smith
Sound Designer – Jakob Nordstrom
Lighting Technician – Johnny Garde
Costume Designer – Deborah Lastinger
Photography – Chaz D Photography
Program Designer – Jessica Berger Vitalo

Marketing & Promotions – Justin Batten, Mark Creek, Erin Coalson, & Jessica Berger Vitalo