Toxic Avenger: Funny Rock Off-Broadway Musical

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Last week, my 19 year old son and I saw The Toxic Avenger, an off-broadway musical in NYC, and we had a ball. If was hilarious, the music was great and the performances by the five cast members were amazing. The best part was that it was something we both enjoyed together.

The Toxic Avenger is based on a 1985 cult film. This musical reminded me of a cross between “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Spamalot“. A brief description of the show:
“Armed with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming and woo the prettiest, blindest librarian in town.”

The show actually gets funnier as it goes on. The three other actors in the show (after the Avenger and librarian) play multiple roles. Instead of hiding it as most shows do, The Toxic Avenger actually uses this to great comedic effect.

The voices of all five cast members were fantastic, and they were given great rock music to sing.

“The Toxic Avenger features music and lyrics by David Bryan (keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi), book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown).”

The Toxic Avenger has been nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards. I give it an award for great show for parents to see with their older teens and twenty something kids. It is not for tweens or children. Check it out at the Toxic Avenger website.

If you will be in New York and think you might want to see The Toxic Avenger within the next few months, here is a discount code for show between now and July 31, 2009:
Valid on performances: Now – July 31, 2009
Code: TOBLOG409
Regular Price: $71.50 / $51.50
Discounted Price: $45(includes $1.50 facility fee)

Legal copy: This offer is valid for select performances thru 7/31/09 and is subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions; blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Limit eight (8) tickets per order. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Additional service fees may apply to phone and website orders.
Deep link: http://www.broadwayoffers.com/go.aspx?MD=2001&MC=TOBLOG409



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  1. thats great that you had a night on the town with your son. I hope at 19 my kids want me around.

  2. Hi John, most of the time they would rather be with friends but it always helps to do something special like this.

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