Opening Tuesday, August 28 at 8:00 PM Playing through September 2nd
By Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick
Concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci
Additional Material by Drew Geraci
Produced by Brendan Ragotzy
Directed by Patrick Hunter
(Augusta, MI) The Barn Theatre brings earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and unforgettable songs of the 70s in DISASTER! This campy, side-splitting homage to classic disaster films runs just ONE WEEK August 28 – September 2.
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 (second year apprentice Abbey Brooks), a sexy nightclub singer (Samantha Rickard) with her eleven-year-old twins (both portrayed by Braeden Davis), a disaster expert (Hans Friedrichs), a feminist reporter (second year apprentice Rachel Mahar) an older couple (Charlie King and Penelope Alex), pair of young guys who are looking for ladies (Jamey Grisham and second-year apprentice Eric Fredrickson), an untrustworthy businessman (Jonnie Carpathios), and a nun with a gambling addiction (fourth year apprentice Kasady Kwiatkowska). 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! 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. (Language, adult situations).
DISASTER! began its life Off Broadway at the Triad Theatre and moved to St. Luke’s Theatre. The show and had a short run of 72 performances on Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre in March of 2016.
DISASTER! is directed by Patrick Hunter. Musical Direction by Brent J. Decker and Choreography by Kasady Kwiatkowska. Set design by Steven Lee Burright. Costumes are designed by Lauren Alexandra. Properties are by Sam Rudy. Specialty Props designed by Michael Wilson Morgan. Lights are designed by Michael McShane, Luke Ragotzy has designed the sound and Crysta Menefee Gsellman is wig/hair master. Technical Director is John Dobson.
Thank You Sponsors
The Barn Theatre would like to thank DISASTER! sponsor Forensic Fluids.
The Barn Theatre School and Eaton are proud to present an American Sign Language interpreted performance of DISASTER! on Thursday, August 30th.
The Rehearsal Shed
Enjoy refreshments in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge with friends before, during intermission and after the show. Enjoy a light snack while being entertained by the cabaret-style show in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge after the main stage performance.
*NEW THIS SEASON* Make your bar show reservations online – now. No need to wait in line before the show.
Dinner’s Nightly! Rotated catering by GMC of Galesburg, Millennium Events and Kitchen House of Richland, and a special end of season cookout this week, too. Call the Box Office for dinner reservations at (269) 731-4121 or view menus here.
Location & Details
The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets range from $39 – $48 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under for all performances. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Group rates available. The Box Office is open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm. Tickets may now be purchased online anytime. To reserve tickets at the Box Office – Call today: (269) 731-4121 or visit our box office now.