Disaster! – Auditioning Grades 6-12 – Frisco

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Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie Musical
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In Phase III+, NTPA’s “standard” production method will be to mimic some professional theatre environments by employing “sweet-tracks” that allow ensembles to pre-record group vocal elements such that during live performances they may project at less than 100% of volume. This enables the performer to focus on choreography and other activities, compensates for volume loss due to masks, and provides a better online audio experience. Studies have shown this approach also reduces “transmission risk” by up to 95% versus regular full-volume onstage singing.

Synopsis

Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff” are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.

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. Larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ’70s!

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Credits

By SETH RUDETSKY and JACK PLOTNICK. Concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci. Additional Material by Drew Geraci. Musical Arrangements and Scoring by Joseph Joubert. Song Arrangements by Seth Rudetsky. Vocal Arrangements by Michael McElroy. Dance Arrangements by David Dabbon. Piano/Vocal Score Arrangements by Steve Marzullo. Originally Produced on Broadway by, Robert Ahrens. Mickey Liddell/LD Entertainment, Hunter Arnold, James Wesley, Carl Daikeler, Burba Hayes.

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