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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 backup 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.

The Toxic Avenger is directed by Bob Parkhurst. The cast includes David Brown, Rose Blume, Dedra Kaiser, Adam Sitton, and Jarod Hazzard.

Tickets for The Toxic Avenger are $20 for adults and $14 for students and can be purchased online at www.cornstocktheatre.com or by calling the box office at (309) 676-2196 or visiting at 1700 N. Park Road, Peoria. Performances are October 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, & 23 at 7:30PM and October 17 at 2:30PM.

In response to COVID-19, Corn Stock constantly prioritizes the safety of all patrons, volunteers, and our community, we are following the current State Mask Mandate and masks are required of all individuals inside the building, regardless of your vaccination status. Extra masks are available upon request. If you are feeling sick, please stay at home.

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