CLO’s ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Onstage at Cabaret; The Move Makers at the Meadows (Sat., 10/22/16)

 

Climate-change skeptics beware: The Toxic Avenger (Evan Ruggiero) will not be denied.

Climate-change skeptics beware: The Toxic Avenger (Evan Ruggiero) will not be denied. photo: Archie Carpenter.

1) For those who enjoy mutations, a cult horror-comedy movie from 1984 has been turned into a stage musical. The Toxic Avenger tells the story of a pollution-fighting nerd named Melvin Ferd the Third who is transformed to a slimy superhero after being soaked in toxic waste. Using his newfound superpowers, mutant Melvin wins the love of a blind librarian, and together they wage war on the nefarious characters responsible for corrupting the environment. The musical, which premiered off-Broadway in 2009, has a rock score with songs like “All Men Are Freaks” and “Who Will Save New Jersey?” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Continues through December 18. Pittsburgh CLO is performing The Toxic Avenger in the friendly confines of the Cabaret at Theater Square.

2) Do you like a band that can deliver a wide range of cover tunes with tightness and great musicality? If so, we submit for your approval The Move Makers Band. Songs from Motown, Michael Jackson, Rick James, as well as recent songs like “Blurred Lines,” “Moves Like Jagger,” and “Get Lucky” are all part of their repertoire. They will get the women (and men) up and dancing. So make that move right now to Headliners at The Meadows. 8 p.m. No cover. 210 Racetrack Rd., Washington.

In Off The Wall's "An Accident" Amy Landis is recovering from critical injuries she sustained after being run over by driver Kenneth Bolden who is now visiting her in the hospital.

In Off The Wall’s “An Accident” Amy Landis is recovering from critical injuries she sustained after being run over by driver Kenneth Bolden who is now visiting her in the hospital. photo: Heather Mull.

3) off the WALL productions opens their 2016-17 10th anniversary season with An Accident, written by Lydia Stryk. Loaded with cynical humor, it has an intense story line involving recovery, guilt, and forgiveness. The central character—Libby—was run over and critically injured in an accident with an auto. The vehicle was driven by Anton, who after the accident appears at her bedside. Now the two must confront and overcome a myriad of emotions, some old and some new, that arise in the aftermath of the accident. Will the two of them rise above the calamity to find better days? Drive very carefully to off the WALL and see. For mature audiences only. 8 p.m. Continues through October 29. Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie.