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Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents Disaster! The Musical – A Hilarious Journey Through the 70s

[Peoria, AZ, July 26, 2023] – Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is thrilled to announce its latest production, Disaster! The Musical, a side-splitting comedy that will take audiences on a groovy journey back to the 1970s. Running from August 18 to September 15, this sensational musical promises an evening of laughter and music.

Disaster! The Musical was written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, with additional material by Drew Geraci. The show premiered off-Broadway in 2012 and features a book and score filled with hilarious references. Disaster! The Musical is a rollicking tribute to the disaster movies of the 1970s —Jaws, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake — packed with outrageous characters, calamitous situations, and unforgettable hits from that iconic era. Set on a floating casino and discotheque, the show’s plot revolves around a group of eccentric and star-crossed characters whose fates become intertwined amidst a series of hilarious and, well, disastrous events.

Disaster! The Musical capitalizes on the dire tropes of these movies in an extremely smart and campy way, supported by songs that we all know and love. It is a boy–meets–girl, boy–saves–girl–from–impending–doom story that has earthquakes, tidal waves, fiery explosions, man-eating piranhas, sharks, and killer rats. Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, “ says production director, Danny Gorman. “The real challenge which is also one of the most exciting things about directing is figuring out how to go through all of that on stage eight times a week.”

The production is unique in its requirement of a variety of eclectic elements, from executing a sinking ship, to tidal waves and explosions, all while the performers are disco-dancing, panicking, and transporting the audience back to one of America’s most iconic decades. With stunning sets, dazzling costumes, and toe-tapping tunes, Disaster! The Musical guarantees a night of entertainment that will have patrons dancing in their seats.

Disaster! The Musical is highly-anticipated as the final production in ABT’s 22 | 23 Season, before the new season begins with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, opening Friday, September 29, 2023.

Don’t miss out on this uproarious, feel-good extravaganza before the summer ends! Choose from two experiences at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Enjoy time with friends and family and dine prior to curtain with a two-course meal with appetizers, entree upgrades and desserts available for additional purchase. Or simply enjoy one of ABT’s specialty beverages in the lobby before production with a performance ticket. Dining prior to the show is available for the matinee or evening performances. Runtime: 2 hours with one intermission. Performance Tickets (does not include dining or table service) start at

$64 plus service fees. Tickets are available now at the Box Office or at

AZBROADWAY.org. Discounted Dinner and Show tickets are offered for groups of 12 and more and are available by calling 623.766.8400 ext. 0. It’s a musical that’s bound to make you laugh, dance, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Special Promotional Nights

Industry Night | August 29, 2023

$15 + fees will be available for performing arts employees and cast. Performing arts employees and cast need to provide a recent program with their name listed, a current business card, or a name tag. Available for purchase in-person only at the Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. the night of the performance. Limited availability. Excludes premier seating and Dinner & Show tickets.

First Friday | September 1,2023

Enjoy a themed cocktail at the bar, socialize with friends, and enjoy ABT’s iconic Golden

Age Mural featuring 100 iconic stars of stage and screen. Mention “First Friday” at the Box Office, beginning at 6 p.m. to receive $35 + fees performance tickets for that evening’s production.

*Must visit the Guest Services at the Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. to receive this offer. Does not apply to subscription purchases, nor is it applicable to prior purchases. ONLY available for First Friday, 7:30 p.m. performance. Excludes premier seating and Dinner & Show tickets. Does not apply to subscription purchases nor applicable to prior purchases. May not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply.