ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost… or at least escape the killer rats.
Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ’70s, DISASTER! will have you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.
All ages are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting.
A handsome and winning man. Pretends to be a player, but is really still heartbroken over the loss of his first love. Tenor with a great rock and pop voice. Vocal range top: B4
Goofy guy. A nerd who wants to be cool. Tenor with a sweet voice. Vocal range top: B4
A disaster expert. Non-emotional. Dry. A serious, professorial type. Vocal range top: G4
An attractive and focused journalist. Insecure underneath it all. Great, high pop belt. Vocal range top: F#5
A very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man. A schemer. Vocal range top: Ab4
JACKIE: Female, 32-43
An aging but still sexy showgirl and now lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Godlie Hawn-esque. Vocal range top: D5
BEN / LISA: Both, 10-13
Smart boy and girl twins played by the same actor. Honest and direct. Jackie’s son and daughter. Amazing pop voice. Belt to a high D. With vibrato! A young Michael Jackson/Andrea McArdle. Vocal range top: D5
SISTER MARY DOWNEY: Female, 30-50
Awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Great high pop belt. Vocal range top: B5
Perhaps heavy set, lovable and jolly Jewish woman. Maury’s wife. Dancing a plus. Great comedic actress. Vocal range top: B4
Lovable and jolly. Shirley’s dedicated husband. Vocal range top: G4
LEVORA VERONA: Female, 30-50
A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva. Pushy and sassy but in love with her sweet dog. Great pop belt. Vocal range top: E5
ENSEMBLE MAN  (Supporting), Male 20-40
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, good dance ability and great voices needed.
ENSEMBLE WOMEN  (Supporting): 20-40
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, wide range of dance skills.