Photo of Brittany Gray as Sarah and Evan Alexander Smith as Toxic by Paula Wilson
HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL
Sunday, March 7 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.
Photo of Louise Pitre as Mayor Babs Belgoody and Evan Alexander Smith as Toxie by Paula Wilson