Catastrophic Musical Disaster! Opens at New Braunfels' Circle Arts Theatre This Weekend

click to enlarge Courtesy of Circle Arts Theatre, which oThe musical's creators, Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, plotted their cult hit to draw on catastrophe films such as Airport (1970) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) but pepped things up by adding period musical gems like "Hooked on a Feeling," "Hot Stuff," "I Am Woman" and 25 or 6 to 4.Event Details Disaster! @ Circle Arts Theater 124 Elizabeth San Antonio New Braunfels, TX When: Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 23 Price: $22 Theater MapThe jukebox musical comedypens Friday at the Circle Arts Theatre in New Braunfels, pairs '70s tunes with tropes from one of the decade's other cultural hallmarks disaster flicks.The action commences at the height of boogie fever in 1979 New York on the opening night of a floating casino and discotheque. Of the cast of ten wacky characters aboard the inevitable deathtrap, some are looking to get lucky, while others are investigating rumors of shoddy construction practices and the possible disturbance of a seismic fault-line. Pretty soon, bodies are falling from the ceiling as every conceivable worst case scenario unfolds with increasing absurdity, from explosions to animal attacks.Circle Arts Theatre Artistic Director Robin Williams told thethat the production leans heavily into '70s era chic. When the costumes made their grand debut at the first dress rehearsal big collars, loud patterns and all the cast and crew realized just how much their characters "have been amped up by these ridiculous costumes," he added.Whether it's the leisure suits or the disco tunes that draw them there, theater-goers are in for a cataclysmic evening of high stakes drama with this quirky, crowd-pleasing spectacle.

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