DISASTEROID! tells the tale of Alfred Edgley, a career tax auditor who's given a shot at some excitement when astronomers at the local observatory trick him into thinking the end of the world is rapidly approaching. Naturally, he runs off and travels the world with the wealthy philanthropist, Mabel Bellcoat, much to the chagrin of his boss. His co-worker, Petty, meanwhile, dreams only of finding a nice backyard. Featuring music and lyrics by the vivacious and charming one-man band, The Bicycats.
The show opened this past weekend, and if you have a pulse, you'll want to check it out before it closes on Sunday.
From the talented Mr. Poirier: "Opening night. It came ever so quickly. The nerves run through you like butterflies before a first date. It's good to have butterflies. The butterflies mean you care. It means you have a 50/50 cocktail of anxiety and excitement. Just two months ago, we were all strangers wondering if this script would eventually transform into an actual show that audiences would enjoy. The process can be arduous for the lead actors and sometimes tedious for the supporting players practicing in a white room with folding chairs lit by florescent lights, watching the same scenes being rehearsed time and time again. You practice songs with the musical director and an acoustic guitar. You attempt to follow the choreography for the first time while trying not to trip over your feet. You imagine what your prop or costume will look and feel like. You can flub your lines and laugh about it. It still isn't real. It's all fantasy.
Fantasy gets a swift kick into reality when tech week arrives. Finally it has come together. Eight weeks ago, we were not sure what would become of DISASTEROID! The Musical. With a snap of our fingers it's opening night and we have all contributed to a show that we're proud of. Strangers have become family, and this is our baby."
DISASTEROID! now runs through August 19 at The Underground in Holllywood.