Auditions Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Sunset Players

SSP_logoThe Sunset Players announces auditions for their summer musical, the regional community theater premier of THE TOXIC AVENGER.

March 12 and 13, 7-9pm

Directed by Jerry Yearout, Music Director Allen Lindsey

Show dates are July 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22nd.

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.

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.

It’s a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house. Featuring a wailin’ rock score, this comical musical has something for everyone to enjoy.


  • 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: able to play early 20’s to early 30’s
    Vocal range top: C6
    Vocal range bottom: D4
  • 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: able to play early 20’s to early 30’s
    Vocal range top: E5
    Vocal range bottom: G3
  • 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: Able to play 45 to 55
    Vocal range top: G5
    Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Black Dude
    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
  • White Dude
    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

Auditions will be held at the Arts Center at Dunham.  1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238

Sign up for audition times by going to

Walk ins will be auditioned in any open slots that may be available.

Please prepare 16-20 bars of an upbeat song preferably in the pop/rock genre.  Call backs if needed will be held 7-9pm on March 16th.

Any questions please contact the director, Jerry Yearout, at



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4 responses to “Auditions Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Sunset Players

  1. Ann O. Nymous

    Just a friendly FYI…I don’t believe this the “regional community theatre premiere” of this show. Wasn’t it just performed by…hmmm…Falcon, I think?


  2. Ann O. Nymous

    I genuinely apologize for my error. I honestly didn’t realize that about Falcon, and was trying to be helpful. Thank you for your work and time on this site.


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