- Published on Monday, 02 December 2013 17:04
- Written by Clover Lalehzar
You don’t have to go too far to burn some unwanted calories post-gorge. And no monastic fasting or treacherous exercise regimen is needed. Your svelte self is within reach Off-Broadway at the St. Luke’s Theatre. You can slough it off while you laugh it off with Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick’s new scream, “Disaster.” Dubbed a 70s disaster movie musical, the hairbrained plot follows a diverse group that boards a disco/casino attached to a New York City pier, that eventually gets levelled by myriad natural disasters such as an earthquake, tidal wave, and attack of killer bees.
All the while, they’re singing, and they ain’t singing just anything. This is an homage to 70s cheese, and by God, they’re gonna do that era justice with familiar tunes, even ones you wanted to forget, if you had the privilege of living back then. “Alone Again, Naturally,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “I Am Woman,” and “Feelings” are some of the croon-worthy bits that crop up.
If you yearn for over-the-top parody paired with songs that should have been vaulted shut years ago, then “Disaster” is your speed. You’ll certainly have a chuckle, a guffaw, and a belly-laugh before night’s end.
- Published on Saturday, 30 November 2013 14:47
- Written by Corine Cohen