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Disaster!

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.

By Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick

Concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci 

Additional Material by Drew Geraci

DISASTER! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, October 11th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 7:00 PM
Friday, October 18th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 20th, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, October 25th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 27th, 2019 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for Disaster!, by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 7/14/19 & 7/15/19 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 10/11/19-10/27/19

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on July 17, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

Chad
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 43
Vocal range top: B4

Scott
Goofy guy. A nerd who wants to be cool. Tenor with a sweet voice.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: B4

Ted
A disaster expert. Non-emotional. Dry. A serious, professorial type.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: G4

Marianne
An attractive and focused journalist. Insecure underneath it all. Great, high pop belt.
Gender: Female
Age: 33 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5

Tony
A very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man. A schemer.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4

Jackie
An aging but still sexy showgirl and now lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Godlie Hawn-esque.
Gender: Female
Age: 32 to 42
Vocal range top: D5

Ben / Lisa
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.
Gender: Both
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: D5

Sister Mary Downey
Awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Great high pop belt.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: B5

Shirley
Perhaps heavy set, lovable and jolly Jewish woman. Maury’s wife. Dancing a plus. Great comedic actress.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: B4

Maury
Lovable and jolly. Shirley’s dedicated husband.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: G4

Levora Verona
A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva. Pushy and sassy but in love with her sweet dog. Great pop belt.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E5

Ensemble Men
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, good dance ability and great voices needed.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40

Ensemble Women
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, wide range of dance skills.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40