(Photo courtesy of 2nd Street Theater)
A Shark Infested, Cheese Filled Mash-up of 1970’s Disaster Movies at 2nd Street Theater
Stage Right Productions presents Disaster! a 70’s disaster movie musical by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, opening Friday, April 13 running through May 5 at 2nd Street Theater.
If you are a fan of 1970’s disaster movies such as “The Poseidon Adventure”, “Jaws”, and “Earthquake” you won’t want to miss Disaster! Set on a floating casino on the Hudson River, sleazy casino owner, Tony Delvecchio not only built his casino on an active fault line, he cut many corners aboard the ship as well. It’s opening night, and what promises to be a glamorous night at the disco turns into hilarious mayhem, filled with earthquakes, sharks, bell bottoms, fire, and yes, even piranhas.
Disaster! features songs from the 70’s, including hits from Donna Summer, Chicago, Helen Reddy, Michael Jackson and more. Directing the show is Dennis Giacino, co-creator and Off-Broadway director of Disenchanted, which had a successful run at 2nd Street Theater last May. His partner, Fiely Matias is directorial consultant. “I’m so thrilled to have Dennis and Fiely as guest directors for Disaster!” says Stage Right Director, Sandy Klein. “They bring incredible knowledge and humor to the show, and combined with the talented actors and musicians, Disaster! will have the audiences in stitches and singing along from start to finish.” Heading up the music direction, is Rick Buckley from local band, FunBobby. The cast of 14 features some of Bend’s favorite actors, including Rachel Thompson (Deegan) and Megan Flanagan.
In an ongoing effort to create community partnerships and enhance the live theatre experience, Stage Right Productions is teaming up with The American Red Cross during the run of Disaster!. Volunteers will be on hand during the performances to talk about the Red Cross disaster relief services and offer information about “Sound The Alarm,” a large-scale smoke alarm installation and fire safety education event being held in Madras on May 5. The Saturday evening performances will be designated Disaster Relief Nights and a portion of the proceeds from those performances will be donated to support Red Cross disaster relief services.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 Students/Seniors and are available by calling the box office at 541-312-9626 or at www.2ndstreettheater.com. There will be an Opening Night champagne reception from 6:30-7:30pm on Friday the 13th. Performances are Thursday through Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.
*Stage Right Productions is a nonprofit organization that runs 2nd Street Theater. Founded in 2011, Stage Right Productions’ mission is to cultivate the performing arts and provide a venue, support, entertainment and education to both the creative individuals and audiences in Central Oregon.