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Old Courthouse Theatre’s Disaster! is a Much-Needed Laugh During Tough Times

Sep 13, 2017 02:46PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Photo credit – Kerstin VanHuss

Gallery: Old Courthouse Theatre’s Disaster! Photo credit – Kerstin VanHuss [6 Images] Click any image to expand.

What do you get when you combine an earthquake, tidal wave, casino boat/discotheque, and 70s music? Why, a Disaster! of course!
 
Old Courthouse Theatre’s opening musical Disaster! features pop music hits from the 1970s that include: “Hooked on a Feeling”, “I am Woman”, “Knock on Wood”, “Saturday Night”, and “Hot Stuff”, just to name a few. In fact, 34 hits from the 1970s are featured, so OCT created a “dance section” so patrons can boogie during the show.
 
Newcomer Guest Director John David Welch takes a snappy script and smart stage design that gives the audience a chance to reminiscence with the music and spoof the disaster movies from the 1970s. Laughter starts about 15-seconds into the show and doesn’t stop until you drive away.
 
Disaster! opens with New York City A-Listers (Robin Nichols, Cheryl Opel, Samantha Pack, Laura Raynor, Daniel Sanchez), attending the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending are a faded disco star (Veda Covington), a sexy nightclub singer (Mindy Hudson), with her 11-year-old twins (Blake Barrier), a disaster expert (Jonathan Ewart), feminist journalist (Heather Baynes), and a celebrating couple with a secret (Cassandra Barrier, Billy Sumner). An untrustworthy businessman (Emilio D’Addio) uses his staff (Justin Colasacco, Nick Asa) to hide the boat’s shortcomings, while other wait staff (Jeremy Whitener, Madison Lee) are more focused on scoring a pick-up. And if that’s not enough, there’s a nun (Sonia Rosales) who succumbs to her gambling addiction.
 
OCT extends its thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Arts has the ability of taking a tragic event and bring laughter to help heal, even if that laughter is only for a short time.

Disaster  - start Sep 07 2017 0800PM

Disaster! - Sep 7 - 24, 2017

Disaster! features 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 h... Read More » 

 
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.octconcord.com or by calling the OCT Box Office at 704-788-2405.

Content courtesy of Old Courthouse Theatre's Press Release.

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