The Barnstormers Theater  "The oldest continuously operating community theater in Pennsylvania..."

One Act Festival

You will be auditioning for all 6 shows at one time. 

Actors are expected to prepare a 2 minute monologue and be prepared to do a cold reading by one or more of the directors.

Toxic Avenger, The Musical

Cast: 5, 3M & 2W.  All must be physically fearless and agile


New Jersey's first Superhero takes the stage in this monster of a comedy based on the classic cult film.


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 back up 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.

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.


Character Breakdown

Black Dude
Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female, such as PROFESSOR KEN, SLUGGO the bully, LITTLE OLD LADY, and SHINEQUA the friend. Physically versatile with strong dialects.
Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: A3


Mayor Babs Belgoody / Ma Ferd / Nun
As the Mayor, she is corrupt and scheming. Accepts loads of cash in return for storing the toxic waste. Set on one day being the governor of New Jersey by any means necessary.
Gender: Female, Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Melvin Ferd The Third/Toxic Avenger
Always trying to be the hero, but he isn't very good at it until he is turned into the Toxic Avenger. Determined to save New Jersey from toxic waste. He is a nerd but prone to bouts of rage in the face of corruption. Unattractive and sensitive. In love with Sarah.

Gender: Male, Age: 24 to 32, 

Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: D4


Sarah The Blind Librarian
Blind. The classic heroine. Very sexy and sensual. Always speaks exactly what's on her mind. An aspiring writer of graphic romance novels.
Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 28
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3


White Dude
Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female, such as DR. FISHBEIN, BOZO the bully, SAL the cop, and LORENZO the hairdresser.
Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3