Miguel Montez will play the title role for “The Toxic Avenger,” the next production by Aloha Performing Arts Company. The plot revolves around a nerd who wants to clean up Tromaville but gets dumped into a vat of toxic waste by the mayor’s goons and emerges as a giant green mutant with superpowers. Johnny Gomez will play Melvin before his superhuman transformation. Gomez also plays The Folk Singer. Sara Hagen will play Sarah, the town’s blind librarian. Sue Boyum plays three roles: a nun, Tromaville’s Mayor Belgoody and Melvin’s mother, Eunice. Boyum has a memorable musical duet in which she plays both Belgoody and Eunice. The cast is rounded out by Sam Valenti and Binti Bailey, who play more than a dozen characters each, including little old ladies, hairdressers and town bullies.
“The Toxic Avenger” is loosely based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1985 movie of the same name, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, and music and lyrics by David Bryan, of Bon Jovi. APAC is the first nonprofessional theater anywhere to be granted the performance rights. It will run on weekends at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, Oct. 5 through 20.
Dale Ross will lead the live rock band assembled for the show, with Jerry Tracy as director, Boyum as vocal director and Lee Vinson as choreographer. Designers include Ariana Bassett, technical and sound; Bob Gage, lighting, and Gerald Lucena, set. Merry Harth, Cathy Riehle and Elizabeth Sharma will create the show’s makeup, hair, costumes and props.
For more information, visit alohatheatre.com or call 322-9924.