A “Disaster!” Hits Rock Island July 22
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films in “Disaster!” opening July 22 at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island!
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. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive … or at least escape the killer rats.
Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ‘70s — such as as “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Hot Stuff,” and “I Will Survive” — “Disaster!” will leave you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.
Previews begin July 20 and it opens July 20 and runs through September 10! For details and tickets visit Circa.21.com!