Tony-winning director John Rando (Urinetown), who helmed the current Off-Broadway production of Avenger, will repeat his duties for the Toronto run. The Toronto engagement intends to work with the current Off-Broadway design team, but will feature an all-Canadian cast and band to be announced at a later date.
Dancap Productions produces the Canadian premiere, which will play the 998-seat Music Hall, which is currently being renovated for the production.
Based on the 1984 Lloyd Kaufman cult film, press notes for Toxic Avenger read: "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 on-the-take 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."
The Toxic Avenger opened Off-Broadway at New World Stages April 6 following a world-premiere engagement at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse. Tickets for the Toronto premiere will begin sale Aug. 7. For tickets, visit Dancaptickets.