DISASTER! - Way Off Broadway Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 31, 2020
Audition Location: Baltimore, MD

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Producers for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre have announced auditions for its upcoming production of Seth Rudetsky’s hilarious 70s disaster movie musical Disaster! Casting will begin on Monday, February 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the theatre.

            Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films.  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.

            Those auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and resume, as well as 16 bars of prepared music and be ready to sing, read from the script, and dance. All roles are open and non-union paying.  Those auditioning must be at least 18 years old.  No appointments are necessary and an accompanist will be provided.

            For a specific character breakdown and rehearsal information, those interested can visit www.wayoffbroadway.com.

            Way Off Broadway’s staging of Disaster! will run May 8 – June 27, 2020, with performances every Friday and Saturday evening, and matinees on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month. A specific performance calendar can also be found at www.wayoffbroadway.com.

            Disaster! was written by Jack Plotnick and Seth Rudetsky, based on an idea conceived by Rudetsky and Drew Geraci. Way Off Broadway’s production will be directed by Bill Kiska, with choreography by Mallory Rome and music direction by Zane Oberholzer.

            To learn more about Way Off Broadway or any of its productions, visit www.wayoffbroadway.com.

            The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska family since 2002, is now in its 26th Season of producing live theatre. Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area’s theatre community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Mamma Mia!Disney’s Beauty & the BeastSister ActChitty Chitty Bang BangMonty Python’s SpamalotNoises OffThe Addams FamilyLes MisérablesSunset BoulevardLegally Blonde, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The MusicalHairspraySouth PacificDirty Rotten ScoundrelsThe Full Monty, Mel Brooks’ The ProducersCATS, The Wedding SingerEvitaThoroughly Modern MillieThe Sound of MusicFiddler on the RoofGreaseLa Cage aux FollesGuys & DollsSteel MagnoliasAnnieBye Bye, BirdieThe King & I, …ForumLend Me a TenorJoseph…, Blood BrothersMame, and 42nd Street. In addition to its regular season, Way Off Broadway produces a number of special events throughout the year, including family theatre productions and an annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus). Through its outside producing brand, WOB LIVE! Entertainment, the theatre also presents Marquee Mysteries - an interactive murder mystery series - not only at Way Off Broadway, but on the Walkersville Southern Railroad and at the Inn BoonsBoro. www.wayoffbroadway.com

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