Laurel Mill Playhouse Presents DISCO INFERNO 5/22, 5/25

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for Disco Inferno, musically directed by Stu Knazik and directed by Patti Knazik. Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 22 at 1:30pm and on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00pm with call backs on Saturday, May 29 at 1:30 pm. Actors ages 10-18 may audition bringing sheet music for the accompanist that will be provided or a CD. Dress comfortably as it is possible there will be dance auditions, time permitting. No appointment necessary. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm and Saturday afternoons at 1:30 pm. Presented by special arrangement with MTI, Disco Inferno will open on Friday, July 30, and run through Sunday, August 22. Perfomances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm with possible performances on selected Thursday evenings.

The story of Faust is brought to life in an explosion of hit songs, high energy dance routines and glitter-ball spinning action. London in the Summer of 1976 and it's as hot outside as the fashion, hits and passion are on the dance floor - the hottest summer ever recorded. DISCO INFERNO, tells the story of an ambitious and talented hopefully, Jack Green and his 'burning' desire to make it in the music business at any cost. Working late in a London nightclub, DISCO INFERNO, Jack meets Lady Marmalade - a femme fatale and right-hand lady to the Devil himself. Dreaming of becoming successful, Jack strikes a 'Faustian' pact with her, trading his soul to fulfil his wildest fantasies. Sound like an ideal bargain? Think again...Jack Soon becomes an international success...a sensation - even travelling the Atlantic to make an appearance on Dick Clarke - but success proves hollow. He has the fame and fortune he'd ways dreamed of but is losing something far more important - his devoted girlfriend, Jane... One disaster quickly follows another. If only he could turn back time... If only he could make one more trade, trading all he has now for something far more important... the love of his life.

DISCO INFERNO is a spellbinding story that captivates audiences, making them laugh and cry. It's packed with over 30 classic seventies floor fillers and is a musical celebration of the perpetual spirit of the decade that brought us flared trousers, platform shoes and more glitter than can be found in Liberace's wardrobe. A hilarious script, fantastic characters and an electrifying score, combine to create a high energy musical guaranteed to warm hearts, get feet tapping and audiences leaving the auditorium with a daft grin of pleasure and the fondest memories of a sensational era. A show for all the family and whether it's your first experience of the life and music of the 1970's or whether you were there when it all began, this musical is a guaranteed hit...a night to remember and one not to be missed.

Songs from the 1970's including some performed or written by Air supply, Alicia Bridges, Dan Hartman, David Bowie, Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire, Elton John, Gloria Gaynor, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Racey, Suzie Quatro, Sweet, and the Trammps

PRINCIPLE ROLES

JACK, a young and impressionable wannabe 'superstar'

JANE, his devoted girlfriend / fiance

TOM, Jack's lifelong, but somewhat nerdish best friend

MAGGIE, Tom's girlfriend and female equivalent

HEATHCLIFFE, egotistical, malevolent singer in 'Disco Inferno'

KATHY, Heathcliffe's long-suffering girlfriend

TERRY, Jack and Tom's friend. Smooth talking DJ

DUKE (The Devil), ageing 'hippy' rocker, owner of the nightclub

LADY MARMALADE, a femme-fatale - the Devil's right-hand lady

NICK DIABLO, eccentric English fashion consultant and acolyte of the Devil

LILY, a 'camp' barman

SPEAKING ROLES

Dick ClarkE

PRODUCER

AGENTHA, from 'ABBA'

ANNI-FRID, from 'ABBA'

BENNY, from 'ABBA'

BJORN, from 'ABBA'

COMPARE, of The Roundhouse

GIRL IN CINEMA

A PRIEST

A PHOTOGRAPHER

VARIOUS VOICE OVERS

ENSEMBLE: Dancers, Screaming Fans, Audience Members, Secretaries, Devil's Acolytes, Kids in the Cinema, Executives & P.A's, Press / Photographers etc..

Laurel Mill Playhouse is located at 508 Main Street in historic Laurel.

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