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Westchester, Putnam Actors Take Stage For Musical In Irvington

The cast of The Toxic Avenger gets ready for shows on Friday and Saturday at Irvington Town Hall Theater.
The cast of The Toxic Avenger gets ready for shows on Friday and Saturday at Irvington Town Hall Theater. Photo Credit: Contributed by Patricia Bolgosano

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Actors from Westchester and Putnam counties hit the stage Friday for the award-winning musical, The Toxic Avenger, at Irvington Town Hall Theater.

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. It is produced by PMT Productions/Pleasantville Music Theatre.

  • What : The Toxic Avenger
  • When : Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
  • Where : Irvington Town Hall Theater
  • Who : Local actors and PMT Productions/Pleasantville Music Theatre
  • Tickets : http://www.irvingtontheater.com/

The cast features Najee Gabay-Knight of White Plains, Anthony Malchar of Yonkers, Joy Arzaga of Chappaqua, White Plains native and Stormville resident LisaMarie DeSanto, Justin Thomas of Hawthorne, Putnam Valley's Michelle Tendy and Stephanie Viegas of Bronxville.

The Toxic Avenger won the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The hot toxic love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all -- an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and an ensemble of four actors who play everyone else.

Melvin Ferd the Third turned Toxic Avenger is here to save New Jersey from toxic waste, clean up his neighborhood, and win the love of the blind librarian. It's a love story with an environmental twist.The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house, featuring an 80’s style score with a live rock band.

The show is based on Lloyd Kaufman’s campy cult classic movie, The Toxic Avenger, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It is composed by the award-winning writing duo behind the hit musical Memphis, with book and lyrics by Broadway veteran Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan.

The production is under the direction of the Jason Summers, with musical direction by the legendary rock composer and musician, Kinny Landrum.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.irvingtontheater.com or by calling the box office at 914-591-6602.

Pleasantville Music Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is well-known for mounting the more "quirky", "obscure" and "off-the-beaten-path" musicals that no other group will touch, such as Kiss of the Spider Woman, Assassins, The Who's Tommy, The Baker's Wife, and most recently, the Westchester premier of Monty Python's Spamalot, which won rave reviews.

Their productions are quite lavish, with beautiful costumes, scenery, and full orchestras, and run by a professional artistic staff. This production will feature two professionals from the original Off-Broadway production, specifically, Andrea Dockhorn as costumer and Brian McPartlan, as the sound designer.

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