The Barn Theatre Proudly Presents Disaster!


Opening Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 PM. Playing through June 9

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 back the earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and unforgettable songs of the 70s in DISASTER! Back by popular demand, this campy, side-splitting homage to classic disaster films runs just ONE WEEK June 4 – 9.

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 (guest artist Shinnerrie Jackson), a sexy nightclub singer (Samantha Rickard) with her eleven-year-old twins (both portrayed by local 7th grade Parchment student, Aiden Wall), a disaster expert (Hans Friedrichs), a feminist reporter (Melissa Cotton Hunter) an older couple (Charlie King and Penelope Alex), pair of young guys who are looking for ladies (Jamey Grisham and second-year apprentice Christian Edwards),an untrustworthy businessman (Jonnie Carpathios) and a nun with a gambling addiction (first year apprentice Luiza Vitucci). 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, 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” which 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, adults 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 Jamey Grisham and Kasady Kwiatkowska. Set design by Steven Lee Burright. Costumes are designed by Michael Wilson Morgan & Lauren Alexandra. Properties are by Sam Rudy. Puppets designed by Michael Wilson Morgan. Lights are designed by Lauren Gallup, Kenze Carlson has designed the sound and wigs/hair is designed by Arianna Krenk and Crysta Menefee Gsellman. Technical Director is Russ Skell.

The Barn Theatre School is proud to offer an American Sign Language interpreted performance of DISASTER! on Thursday, June 7.

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. Make your bar show reservations online – now, for the entire summer! No need to wait in line before the show. Have dinner at the Barn are Tuesday – Saturday! Catering by GMC of Galesburg. Call Box office for dinner reservations at (269) 731-4121.

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, via phone or in person. Call today: (269) 731-4121 or visit our Box Office Online Now.