Cast members for CLT’s Disaster! are left to right Dan Kane, Ashleigh Meaghan St. Pierre, Sophie Messina, John Nutting, Justin Morin, Danielle Eaton, Gregory Judd, Jennifer Fox, and Ainsley Watson. Submitted photo

L/A Community Little Theater’s next production is bound to be a disaster – “Disaster! The Musical,” that is.

CLT takes a hilarious trip back to the disco era aboard an ill-fated floating casino as “Disaster! The Musical” opens on Thursday, April 7. Show times are April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and April 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Director Brandon Chaloux said “‘Disaster!’ pokes fun at all the disaster movies from the the 70’s such as ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ and ‘The Towering Inferno.’ If you’ve seen these movies and, if you grew up in the 70’s, you’ll get a lot of the references like Lite-Brite and shag carpets.” He added that “Disaster!” was chosen because it’s lighthearted, fun, easy to watch, and family friendly. “That’s what we all need right now.”

The story takes place in 1979 at the opening celebration of a floating casino and discotheque. The colorful guest list includes the hottest New York A-listers, along with 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 looking for ladies, 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, including, but not limited to, earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos.

Cast members are Justin Morin, Connor Davis, Annabeth Treadwell, Jeffrey Fairfield, Dan Kane, Tracy Kuklinski, Marlena Lantos, Danielle Eaton, Ashleigh St. Pierre, Sophie Messina, Gregory Judd, Jennifer Fox, Ansley Watson, Renee Davis, John B. Nutting, Walks Tall Keith, and Alex Venturelli.

L/A Community Little Theater, located at 30 Academy Street in Auburn, has been producing live theater since 1940. A volunteer, non-profit organization, our goal is to provide affordable and quality entertainment in the performing arts as well as education, training, and experience in theater for area youth. For more information (including the theatre’s new COVID policy) and to purchase tickets, call 207-783-0958 or visit

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