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Opens November 2:

The Toxic Avenger



Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on Lloyd Kaufman's movie The Toxic Avenger
directed by Jeffery Lesniak
choreographed by Heather Harris

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 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. It's a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house. Featuring a wailin' rock score, this comical musical has something for everyone to enjoy.

With Jessie Duggan, Matt Gray, Todd Hines, Michael Iacone, and Pamela Northrup

November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8PM
Sunday matinees: November 11 & 18 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Annual Meeting - November 18


The Greenbelt Arts Center Annual Membership Meeting will be held Sunday November 18, 2018, at 5:00 PM in the lobby at the theater, following the matinee performance of The Toxic Avenger

This year's slate of candidates up for election to the Arts Center Board are:
Win Britt - President
Bob Kleinberg - Administrative Vice President
Trix Whitehall - Member At-Large
Joe Wall - Member At-Large

Also, come celebrate another year of theatre at the Arts Center, share your thoughts, visit our updated Lobby and get a preview of what's in store for GAC in the upcoming season. Have a question? Want to suggest a program or activity for the Arts Center? Meet the Board of Directors? Partake in some excellent food and drinks?

So don your glad rags (or your comfy sweats and scuffs) and head on down to GAC and join the party. As usual, we will be holding a pot luck dinner in coordination with the Meeting. Please bring something to share.


Auditions

Auditions for Pefect Arrangement by Topher Payne, directed by Anne Lowe-Barrett, will be held at the theater on Monday November 5 and Tuesday November 6, at 7:00 PM at Greenbelt Arts Center. Callbacks on Wednesday November 8, if needed.

Imagine that it's 1950. The Korean War has started. McCarthyism, the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence, is rampant in the U.S. government. The House Unamerican Activities Committee is destroying careers and ruining lives.

Imagine also that you are gay (although that's not what they called it then). How do you survive? Maybe you come up with some sort of . . . arrangement.

Cast of characters:

Bob Martindale
30s-40s. A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man's man. Good-humored and well-mannered.
Millie Martindale
late 20s-30s - Bob's wife. Plays "the ditzy wife" when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant. Smart enough to maintain the act.
Norma Baxter
30s-40s. The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State. A wise woman who's great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.
Jim Baxter
20s-40s. Norma's husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy. A little wired, good with a plan.
Theodore Sunderson
40-60s. The boss. Bombastic, loud, a bit overbearing. A patriotic windbag.
Kitty Sunderson.
40s-50s. Ted's wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet, and very genuine. Just doesn't quite "get it."
Barbara Grant.
40s-50s - A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.



All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
Greenbelt Arts Center is a 100-seat blackbox theater, with plenty of free on-site parking.
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