A Super Hero Emerges on Sunset Players’ Stage in THE TOXIC AVENGER

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Brenden Blackburn as The Toxic Avenger & Jodi Zerbe as Sarah.

CINCINNATI, OH – June 26, 2017 — Calling all super hero fans for Sunset Players’ musical THE TOXIC AVENGER at the Arts Center at Dunham.

A Regional Community Theater Premiere 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 everyone else, from bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. Featuring a wailing rock score with the book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, this comical musical has something for everyone to enjoy and will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house.

Directed by Jerry Yearout with music and vocal direction by Allen Lindsey and produced by Amanda Borchers, the cast includes:

  • Brenden Blackburn as Melvin Ferd III/The Toxic Avenger
  • Jodi Zerbe as Sarah the Blind Librarian
  • Kat Reynolds as Mayor Babs Belogoody and Ma Ferd
  • Garrett Wallace as Black Dude
  • Christopher Ball as White Dude

Performances on July 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22. Cincinnati State’s Interpreter Training Program will provide sign language interpreting for the deaf community on Saturday, July 16. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 pm. Sunday matinee starts at 3 pm, and Thursday performance is at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $16 general admission or $14 for seniors, students or groups of 10 or more and can be purchased online at the Sunset Players website (www.sunsetplayers.org) or at the door. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 513-588-4988.

Sunset Players, Inc. is a community theater group located on the west side of Cincinnati. Founded in 1979, the group performs at the Arts Center at Dunham and has produced more than 120 plays. Its mission is to bring a smile, and its plays include comedies, farces, dramatic comedies and musical comedies—as long as there is some “comedy” in the performance somewhere. For more information about the next season, visit our website at www.sunsetplayers.org or like us on Facebook.

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