SHOW INFORMATION: Disaster! at ONSTAGE in Bedford is a new musical straight from Broadway which parodies and pays comedic tribute to 1970s disaster films. Directed by Lon Barrera, this musical, features some of the most unforgettable songs of the decade. A group of New Yorkers attends the opening of a floating casino and discothèque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. «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! REGIONAL PREMIERE
AUDITION INFORMATION: Bring a current headshot and resume. Prepare 32-bars of an up-tempo and a ballad in the style of the show to sing with accompaniment. Sheet music for piano required in correct key with cuts clearly marked. Be prepared to take a dance combination.
ONSTAGE in Bedford is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.
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CHARACTER INFORMATION: Casting up to 9 men, 9 women, and 1 child. All parts require strong singing and comedic abilities. Most parts require dance ability/willingness to learn.
TED SCHNEIDER – Male, 30-50, Baritone (High note: G4)A professor and «disaster expert» who works to warn others of impending doom.
CHAD RUBIN — Male, 25-40, Tenor (High note: B4) A flirtatious caterer at the casino, attempting to be a player while still mourning his broken engagement to Marianne. Rock/pop belt required.
SCOTT – Male, 25-40, Tenor (High note: B4) A less flirtatious caterer at the casino and Chad’s slightly geeky best friend.
TONY DELVECCHIO – Male, 30-60, Baritone (High note: Ab4) The deceitful owner of the casino and almost-charming scumbag.
MARIANNE WILSON – Female, 25-40, Soprano (High note: F#5)An investigative journalist with career goals that conflict with her love life. High pop belt required.
SISTER MARY DOWNY – Female, 20-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: B5)An awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Pop/rock belt preferred.
LEVORA VERONA – Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: E5) A flamboyant but faded disco diva who is bold, brazen, and in love with her pet dog. Pop/soul belt required.
JACKIE NOELLE – Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: D5) A ditzy but honest showgirl turned lounge singer. Mother of Ben and Lisa, she is on a quest to find them a new, better father.
BEN / LISA NOELLE – Male or Female, 8-16 (to look 12 or younger) Tenor/Mezzo (High note: D5) Smart and snarky, Jackie’s twin son and daughter are both played by the same actor. Pop belt preferred. (Actor must be willing to have short hair to achieve 1 of the looks.)
SHIRLEY WINTERS – Female, 40-70, Alto/Mezzo (High note: B4) Maury’s jolly and dedicated wife, who suffers from a terminal illness. Tap dance experience a plus.
MAURY WINTERS – Male, 40-70, Baritone (High note: G4) Shirley’s jolly and dedicated husband.
ENSEMBLE – Male and Female, 20-60, all vocal ranges, 4 — 8 glamorous party-guests/character roles. Strong dance ability preferred.
Location: ONSTAGE in Bedford on the grounds of the Bedford Boys Ranch. For Google GPS directions, please use 2821 RD Hurt Parkway, Bedford.