COUPON: Superhero comedy ‘The Toxic Avenger’ opens at BAT Friday, Sept. 30

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Burien Actors Theatre’s next production, the musical comedy The Toxic Avenger, opens Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 30.

The Burien Actors Theatre production features live musicians, specialty drinks themed to the show and free on-site parking, plus an opening night party.

Winner of Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all—an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two actors who play…well, pretty much everyone else…bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing backup singers.

Melvin Ferd the Third wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey. When the mayor’s bullies dump Melvin into radioactive toxic waste, he reemerges as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero. A mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, “Toxie” is out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the town’s blind librarian.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

Here’s a $5 Off Coupon – to use, click image then print:

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20:

  • Student tickets are just $10
  • Dinner and show packages are $35

For tickets, special deals or other information, go to or call 206-242-5180.

The Toxix Avenger is sponsored by 4Culture and the Mark Restaurant & Bar.

Stage director Marc “Mok” Moser and music director Paul Linnes are directing a talented cast:  Britt Boyd (Mayor Babs Belgoody/Ma Ferd/Nun), Rico Lastrapes (Ethnic Dude in various roles) John Lynch (White Dude in various roles), Kyla Roberts (Sarah) and Lance Zielinski (Melvin Ferd the Third/The Toxic Avenger).

Live music will be performed by Michael Kelly (drums), Paul Linnes (band leader/keyboards), Darren Olson (bass), Anthony Pooley (guitar), Jordan Cope (guitar) and Tim Webster (reeds).

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Rob Falk, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Audrey Herold, costumes; and Tony Cochran and Eric Dickman, sound.

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

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