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DISASTER!
AUDITIONS

When

Wednesday, May 1, 6-8pm and Saturday, May 4, 1-4pm  
 

Location     
On Stage Playhouse, 215 High School Avenue, Monroe, GA.

Directed by Marc Hammes

Vocal Music Director: Mandy Stertzbach

Choreographer: Amanda Gibson

Ages 16 & Up
 

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THE STORY

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.  Rated PG-13.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Please come any time during the audition dates and times.  Auditions will last about 30 minutes.  Prepare about 1 minute of a song to sing.  You can sing with a track or acapella. There will be cold readings from the script and there may be a dance audition taught.  

 

*Bring your calendars and be prepared to note any rehearsal conflicts from the information below.
 


REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Rehearsals will generally be Tuesday and Thursdays evenings from 7-9pm, and Saturdays from 2-5pm.  No absences allowed during tech weeks (June 24-29, July 8-12) and during performances.  No rehearsal July 2-6.  A more specific rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.   

 

PERFORMANCES

July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 8pm.  July 21 & 28 at 2pm.  July 23 at 7:30pm. 

CASTING INFORMATION
Age 16 & Up.  Actors of ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Ages listed below are approximate and are a suggestion ONLY. 

 

ROLES
 
Chad
He is handsome and winning. 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.
Age: 35 to 43
Vocal range top: B4

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

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

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

Tony
He is a very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged schemer.
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4

Jackie
An aging but still sexy showgirl and now lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Goldie Hawn-esque.
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.
Age: 15-17
Vocal range top: D5

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

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

Maury
Lovable and jolly. Shirley’s dedicated husband.
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.
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E5

Ensemble
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, good dance ability
and great voices needed.
Age: 18 and up

 

NOTE: Roles that call for a specific ethnicity or type will be open for consideration of actors of other ethnicities. The characters in this show are on the binary and written with he/him or she/her pronouns as you will see in the following descriptions. However, we seek to be as inclusive as possible and ask gender non-conforming, gender queer, transgender and non-binary actors to list on the audition form the roles they most identify with. We also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

More information and music samples

Questions: Contact the Director at director@onstagewalton.org
 
*Disaster! The Musical is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

 

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