Equinox Theatre Company Announces
Auditions for the Regional Premiere of
The Toxic Avenger Musical
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Based on the film by Lloyd Kaufman
Directed by Colin Roybal
Music Direction by Adam White
Equinox Theatre Company is excited to announce auditions for the regional premiere of The Toxic Avenger Musical. Auditions will be held June 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Callbacks will be June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. also at The Bug Theatre.
To audition: Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song in similar style to the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please no a cappella or recorded auditions. Bring a headshot and resume, plus all your conflicts through September 3, 2016.
Performances will be August 12 through September 3 at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. All performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM plus one industry night, TBD. Rehearsals will be evenings and weekends at The Bug Theatre or the John Hand Facility in Lowry. Please note this is a non-equity production, though a stipend may be available at the end of the run.
About the show: Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult film, The Toxic Avenger, 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. 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 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. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero 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 blind librarian in town.
Melvin Ferd The Third/Toxic Avenger: Always trying to be the hero, but he isn’t very good at it until he is turned into the Toxic Avenger. Determined to save New Jersey from toxic waste. He is a nerd but prone to bouts of rage in the face of corruption. Unattractive and sensitive. In love with Sarah. Gender: male Age: 24 to 32
Vocal range top: C6 - Vocal range bottom: D4
Mayor Babs Belgoody / Ma Ferd / Nun: As the Mayor, she is corrupt and scheming. Accepts loads of cash in return for storing the toxic waste. Set on one day being the governor of New Jersey by any means necessary. Gender: female Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: G3
Sarah The Blind Librarian: Blind. The classic heroine. Very sexy and sensual. Always speaks exactly what’s on her mind. An aspiring writer of graphic romance novels. Gender: female Age: 20 to 28
Vocal range top: E5 – Vocal range bottom: G3
Dude 1: Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female, such as PROFESSOR KEN, SLUGGO the bully, LITTLE OLD LADY, and SHINEQUA the friend. Physically versatile with strong dialects. Gender: male Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D6 – Vocal range bottom: A3
Dude 2: Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female, such as DR. FISHBEIN, BOZO the bully, SAL the cop, and LORENZO the hairdresser. Gender: male Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: B5 – Vocal range bottom: A3