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Running May 27th-June 11th


Synopsis (P. 1)
Show Information (P. 2)
About the Creative Team
(P. 3)
About CK Theatricals &
the Richie Applebaum
Theater(P. 4)
Special Links & more
Information (P. 5)

Synopsis of DISASTER! a 70s Disaster Movie Musical

CK Productions will be presenting the Long Island Premiere of DISASTER! THE MUSICAL at CK Productions.
Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s.
"Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff" are just a few of the
scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM
Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.

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, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone
struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they've lost... or at least escape the killer

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Show Information

DISASTER! will play exclusively for 3 weeks only at The Richie

Applebaum Theater!
May 27th 8pm The Richie Applebaum Theater at CK Productions

May 28th 2pm 1021-1 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

May 31st 7pm

June 3rd 8pm TICKETS

June 4th 2pm $22 Adults, $20 for Students, $18 for Seniors

June 9th 8pm

June 11th 2pm

*To book a private showing, please email*


Director - Bruce Gotlieb

Choreographer - Catherine Sweeney

Musical Director - Vincent Donnadio

Stage Manager - Josh Bieling

Producer - Ethan Felizzari

Scenic Design - Rodrigo Escalante

Lighting Design - Ethan Felizzari

Technical Director - Jeremy Longley


Chad .. Matthew "Doza" Mendoza

Marianne .. Siobhan Townsend

Tony .. Dave Gunder

Ted .. Peter Scarpinato

Jackie .. Stephanie Schrader

Sister Mary Downey .. Sydnee LaBuda

Ben/Lisa .. Robert Eberle

Maury .. Lon Shomer

Shirley .. Karen Prikios

Levora Verona .. Shaina Stroh

Scott .. Zachary Zain

Jake .. Anthony Fava

Chef .. Marlon Quijije

featuring Nick Camacho and Nora Felizzari as The Wealthy Man & Woman


Robert Poole, Alexis Tedesco, Gabby Medeck, Josh Bieling & Olivia Diaz

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About the Creative Team

Bruce Gotlieb (Director) - is honored to be directing the LI Premier of Disaster! The Musical.
Thanks goes out to Ethan and everyone at CK for this opportunity. Thanks to his cast for coming
along this crazy ride and slaying it every step of the way. To Cat & Vin I'm in awe of your talents and
could not have done this as easily without you. Thanks to his friends, family and especially Matt for
their endless support.

Vincent Donnadio (Musical Director) - is thrilled to be part of the Long Island premiere of Disaster!
Past musical director credits include Godspell, CATS, A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, etc. He would
like to thank Ethan and the Felizzari family for all the amazing opportunities

Catherine Sweeney (Choreographer) - is thrilled to be choreographing such an exciting and

original piece. Catherine would like to thank the team at CK for the honor to work on this Long
Island Premiere after previously choreographing Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
Miracle on 34th Street the Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Once Upon a Mattress, Shrek the
Musical & All Shook Up. Catherine has also been seen on stage at CK Theatricals as Daniella in In
the Heights and most recently as Lucy in Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown & featured in
Godspell. Previous choreography credits include The Sound of Music, Annie, and Godspell. Much
love and thanks to the entire cast, creative team & fellow sta at CK Productions!

Joshua Bieling (Stage Manager) - is very thrilled to be stage managing this amazing show along
side one of his best friends Ethan Felizzari. Joshua has been involved in many CK shows as a
performer and part of the creative team for all of CK's departments. Joshua's previous producing
credits are Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree, Madagascar & more! Joshua is currently directing
and producing Wizard of OZ for our Theatre For Family department. Come and join us at CK for an
amazing show; DISASTER!

Ethan Felizzari (Producer) - producer & CEO of CK Productions Inc., has worked in many projects
ranging from theatrical ventures to films. Ethan founded CK in 2013. Mainly producing theatre, he
then ventured to film and other projects. Felizzari is a versatile producer whom is excited to share
his projects that he believes so fondly of. Ethan has been nominated on behalf of his film, La Sangre
en Nuestras Venas, for Best Short Film at the Queens World Film Festival and won an Honorable
Mention. Other Film Credits: Santi (Short) & Wild Minds Never Learn (Short). Theatre (Regional):Lost
in Yonkers(Prod./Dir.),Avenue Q(Prod./Dir.), Into the Woods(Prod./Dir.),Columbinus(Dir./Prod.)&
more.His love & passion for the arts had led him to create some very unique work & ideas. You can
catch some of his original works on the CK Theatricals stage this season. For more information on
upcoming projects,

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About CK Productions Inc.

CK Theatricals is Long Island's premier theatrical experience. With more aordable Main Stage
tickets than any other theater in Long Island, CK Theatricals oers a variety of theatrical productions
in forms of straight plays, dramas, comedy, musicals, concerts, shows for children and more! CK
Theatricals strives to create authentic and original versions of classic shows and create new and
exciting works that have never been seen before.

Our goal is to bring Long Island to the rest of the world. What do we mean? Well, we believe that
the entertainment industry would thrive out here in a place like Long Island (as many small
production companies and other large theaters have already seen). With our Theatrical division of
CK Productions, we hope to create a similar vibe to an O-Broadway Workshop house here in Long
Island to debut original scripts, shorts, plays, musicals, children's theatre & more. Part of what
makes Theatre in Long Island so special is the influence of the tight communities. Our Community
Theatre seasons are for all actors & artists to enjoy, work and create while putting on full scale
productions for you to watch. We hope you join us at the theater for one of our many shows. You
will not regret enjoying Broadway right here in your backyard.

To learn more about the entire production company including CK Productions films, dance projects
and more! Visit

The Richie Applebaum Theater

A Long Island Theatre House.

The Theater

The Richie Applebaum Theater (located at CK Productions Inc. in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New
York) is a black box styled theater with a 35 foot-long stage (larger than most typical black boxes).
The 165 seat theater is filled constantly with community theatre, youth productions and original
work that resembles that of a Broadway show.

The Goal

The goal with The Richie Applebaum Theater is to bring the industry into Long Island. We produce
original works with hopeful transfers to other Long Island Theaters, O-Broadway and potential
Regional or Tour premieres.

Who is Richie Applebaum?

Richie Applebaum was one of Long Island's most powerful community theatre actors, directors and
teachers. Loved by family, friends and strangers alike, Richie Applebaum delighted every single
person whom he performed for and whom he met. In his honor, we dedicate this theater to one of
our most involved sta members, audience members & friends. We love you Richie.

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Links, Resources & Contacts

Ocial Website:

Social Media:
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Contacts & Address:

Christina Fink - Head of Advertising Ethan Felizzari - Producer / CEO of CK Productions

631.974.0184, email: 631.255.3590, email:

Nora Felizzari - Box Oce Manager CK Main Line

631.496.9626, email: 631.496.9625 email:

Alternate Number - (631) 496-9626


in the American Arcade Shopping Center

1021-1 Portion Road

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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