Disaster! Register
By Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, Concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci, Additional Material by Drew Geraci
Audition Date(s):
Sun, June 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
Mon, June 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Production Dates: September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Directed by: Scott Angehr & Tracey Hawthorne

THE SHOW: Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70s take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. Featuring the music of The Captain & Tennille, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Carly Simon, Queen, The Jackson 5, The Commodores, Bay City Rollers, Gloria Gaynor, Chicago, and many more!

Please prepare 32 measures of music from the show or in the style of the show. An accompanist and CD/MP3/IPod compatible device will be provided. NO A CAPELLA AUDITIONS PERMITTED. *Please be prepared to dance.*

This is a non-Equity, non-paying production. Strong performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. All rehearsal conflicts must be presented at the time of auditions.

Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

Character Breakdown
Casting up to 10 men, 10 women, and 1 youth actor. All parts require strong singing and comedic abilities. Most parts require dance ability/willingness to learn. Tap dance experience is a plus. Ages are approximate.

TED SCHEIDER – Male, 30-50, Baritone (High note: G4)
A professor and "disaster expert" Non-emotional. Dry. A serious, professorial type. Pop voice to a G. Mix to a B

CHAD RUBIN - Male, 25-40, Tenor (High note: B4)
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/Pop voice. Has to sustain a belted B.

SCOTT – Male, 25-40, Tenor (High note: B4)
Goofy guy. A less flirtatious caterer at the casino and Chad’s slightly geeky best friend. Pop voice to a B

TONY DELVECCHIO – Male, 30-60, Baritone (High note: Ab4)
A very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man. A schemer. Pop voice to an Ab

MARIANNE WILSON – Female, 25-40, Soprano (High note: F#5)
An attractive and investigative journalist with career goals that conflict with her love life. Insecure underneath it all. Pop style. Great, high pop belt. Has to sustain and F#!

SISTER MARY DOWNY – Female, 20-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: B5)
An awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Great high Gospel/Pop belt.

LEVORA VERONA – Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: E5)
A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva. Pushy and sassy but in love with her sweet dog. Gospel/Pop voice. High belt to and E, soprano/gospel notes above that.

JACKIE NOELLE – Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: D5)
A ditzy but honest showgirl turned lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Mother of Ben and Lisa. Goldie Hawn-esque. Pop belt to a D

BEN / LISA NOELLE – Male, 8-16 (to look 12 or younger), Tenor/Mezzo (High note: D5)
Smart and snarky, Jackie’s twin son and daughter are both played by the same actor. Pop belt preferred. (Actor must be willing to have short hair to achieve 1 of the looks.) Pop belt to a high D

SHIRLEY SUMMERS – Female, 40-70, Alto/Mezzo (High note: B4)
Maury’s lovable, jolly and dedicated wife, who suffers from a terminal illness. Tap dance experience a plus. Great comedic actress.

MAURY SUMMERS – Male, 40-70, Baritone (High note: G4)
Shirley’s lovable, jolly and dedicated husband.

ENSEMBLE – Male and Female, 20-60, all vocal ranges
6-10 glamorous party-guests/character roles. Strong dance ability preferred. Great comedic chops!

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.

Disaster! will have you dancing in your seats and rolling in the aisles.

Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

For more information or questions, please e-mail the production team at [email protected]