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General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume

It’s time to get your groove on with Disaster!!

Directed by Gary Crumm

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.

AGES 16 and older

Sunday November 18th

Monday November 19th

Bring headshot and resume
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a style appropriate song (accompanist will be at the audition)



CHAD [Male, 25-40, Rock/Pop Tenor]
A handsome, flirtatious caterer at the casino. Pretends to be a player, but is still heartbroken over the loss of his first love, Marianne.

SCOTT [Male, 25-40, Sweet-sounding Tenor]
The goofy nerd who wants to be cool. Is friends with Chad and also a caterer at the casino.

TED [Male, 35-50, Tenor]
A professor and disaster expert who tries to warn everybody of the impending doom. The dry, serious, non-emotional type.

MARIANNE [Female, 25-40, Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano w/ High Pop Belt]
An attractive and focused journalist hiding insecurity beneath the surface. Chad’s ex-fiancée who left him to pursue her career.

TONY [Male, 35-50, Tenor]
The deceitful, somewhat sleazy owner of the casino. A charming & attractive schemer who lacks morals.

JACKIE [Female, 30-40, Mezzo-Soprano]
An aging but still sexy showgirl turned lounge singer. Dumb but honest (a la Goldie Hawn). She is hoping that Tony will propose to her.

BEN/LISA [Male or Female, 9-13, Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano Belt]
Smart boy and girl twins played by one actor. Jackie’s son and daughter; honest and direct, with an amazing pop voice. Belt to D5… think a young Michael Jackson/Andrea McArdle.

SISTER MARY DOWNEY [Female, 25-50, Soprano w/ High Pop Belt)
Hilariously awkward, judgmental nun desperately trying to hide her gambling addiction. Top note is B5.

SHIRLEY [Female, 50-65, Alto]
Lovable and jolly Jewish woman. Maury’s wife. Tap dancing and great comedic instincts are a plus.

MAURY [Male, 50-65, Tenor]
Lovable, jolly, and devoted to his wife, Shirley.

LEVORA VERONA [Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano Pop Belt]
A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva, hoping to hit it big at the casino. Pushy, sassy, and in love with her precious dog named “Baby”.

ENSEMBLE [Males and Females, 20-50, All Voice Types]
Able to play various glamorous party guests/featured character roles. Should be proficient dancers and singers with a lot of personality.