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Hot Toxic Love The Making Of The Toxic Avenger Musical

Date: 02/10/2010


Hot Toxic Love – The Making Of The Toxic Avenger Musical

Sunday, March 7th at 10pm, Citytv


HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is a multi-camera documentary of what it took for Dancap Productions Inc., to mount The Toxic Avenger Musical, the off-Broadway hit musical based on the Lloyd Kauffman cult-movie The Toxic Avenger, at The Music Hall in Toronto. HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL premieres Sunday, March 7 at 10pm on Citytv.
From auditions to opening night, HOT TOXIC LOVE takes the audience on a journey inside the world of theatre with its technical tricks, backstage antics and tales of heartbreak. The story is told from the intriguing perspective of two lead performers: Evan Alexander Smith, a newcomer making his debut; and Louise Pitre, a multi award-winner and veteran stage performer.
Louise Pitre earned a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Toronto and Tony Award® nomination in New York for her role as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!. Louise is also known for her passionate performances as Fantine in Les Misérables and as the title character in Edith Piaf. Days before rehearsals for The Toxic Avenger Musical began, Louise made her Carnegie Hall debut, singing the role of Ulrika in the concert version of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ musical Kristina.
Evan Alexander Smith graduated from George Brown Theatre School in May 2009 and by September he had been offered the titular role in a major commercial production, the Canadian premiere of The Toxic Avenger Musical.
“Our Canadian production of The Toxic Avenger was a first class musical,” said Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions. "We are very proud of having created this opportunity to showcase an incredibly talented group of performers, musicians and production personnel from across the country.”
Both the live show and documentary are produced by Dancap Productions Inc. with Citytv the broadcast partner for HOT TOXIC LOVE. The documentary was commissioned to record and promote the creation of The Toxic Avenger Musical in Toronto, from casting calls through to the production’s opening night, as well as to be used as a tool to further enhance the live theatrical experience.
HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is scheduled to premiere on Citytv, Sunday, March 7th at 10pm.
Media Contact:
FLIP Publicity, 416.533.7710 •
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Executive Producer

Aubrey Dan


Jeff Cipin


Caroline Harvey


Michael Burshtyn


Jim Aquila CSC
Jeff Cipin

Additional Original Music Composer

Mark Camilleri

Sound Recordist  

Ross Redfern

Re-Recording Mixer    

Grant Edmonds, The Dark Studio Sound Company

Supervising Producers 

Iris Nemani
Mike Forrester
Peter W. Lamb

Associate Producer    

Laura McLeod

Additional Editing     

Erin Carroll

Assistant Editor   

Jon Morrison

Graphics Supervisor 

Bruce Rees

Post Production Supervisor

Al Mitchell, Post Production Digital

Additional Cameras  

Rob Dollar
Bill Metcalfe, Troma Entertainment

Jib Operator    

Steve Lindsay

Additional footage 

Chocolate Box Entertainment

Additional Sound Recording   

Don Grunsten

Sound Editors  

James Bastable
Rainer Millar-Blanchaer

Legal Counsel     

Brenda Lazare


Based on the Lloyd Kauffman movie The Toxic Avenger
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Directed by John Rando
Original Canadian Cast Brittany Gray, Daren A. Herbert, Jamie McKnight, Louise Pitre,
Evan Alexander Smith
First Performance in Toronto October 20, 2009
Opening night on Halloween, October 31, 2009
Final performance Saturday, January 2, 2010
Dancap Productions Inc. Copyright, 2010