Billing

Requirements

You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
DISCO INFERNO
 
by JUSTIN SEPPLE
 
By arrangement with Music Theatre International,
Josef Weinberger Limited and David Spicer Productions
 
Licensee further agrees to insert in each program of the Play the credit line for each of the compositions and the program notes as described below.
CREDITS FOR MUSICAL NUMBERS
 
1. "DISCO INFERNO"
Written by Leroy Green and Tyrone G Kersey.
Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc ( ASCAP), on behalf of Cherry River Music Co. ( BMI), on behalf of Dimensional Songs of the Knoll (BMI)
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
 

2. "CELEBRATION"
(Ronald D Bell, Claydes Smith, George Brown, James Taylor, Robert Spike Mickens, Earl Toon, Dennis Thomas, Robert Bell, Eumir Deodata) Copyright 1980 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI) and WB Music Corp. ( ASCAP) 
All rights onbehalf of itself and Old River Music Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp,
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
 

2b "A NIGHT TO REMEMBER"
Written by C.Sylvers, N. Beard, D. Meyers.
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC/ASCAP and Notingdale Songs
 

3. "ALL OUT OF LOVE"
Written By: Clive Davis/ Graham Russell. © 1980 Nottsongs Ltd (BMI).
All rights for the US on behalf of Nottsongs Ltd (BMI) administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI).
All rights for CA on behalf of Nottsongs Ltd (BMI) and Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI) administered by BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. (SOCAN).
Used by permission. BMG claims 100%
 

4. "CROCODILE ROCK"
Writers: John/Taupin Dick James Music Ltd
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 

5. "KISSIN' IN THE BACKROW OF THE MOVIES"
Writers: Macaulay/Greenaway
MacAulay Music Ltd Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

6. "HOT STUFF"
(Pete Bellotte, Keith Forsey, Harold Faltermeier)
Copyright 1979 WB Music Corp. ( ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.
Used by Permission
 

7. "SOME GIRLS"
Written By: Nicholas Chinn/ Michael Chapman
© 1979 BMG Songs (ASCAP). All rights for the World administered by BMG Songs (ASCAP).
All rights for the CA on behalf of BMG Songs (ASCAP) administered by BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. (SOCAN).
Used by permission. BMG claims 100%
 

8. "YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING"
By Ken Gold and Michael Denne.
Published by Colgems-EMI inc
 

9. "STREET LIFE"
Writers: Jennings/Sample Irving Music Inc.
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd and Chrysalis Music
 

10 "INSTANT REPLAY"
Written by Dan Hartman.
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc
 

11 "BALLROOM BLITZ"
Written By: Nicholas Chinn/ Michael Chapman
© 1978 BMG Songs (ASCAP) All rights for the World administered by BMG Songs (ASCAP).
All rights for the CA on behalf of BMG Songs (ASCAP) administered by BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. (SOCAN).
Used by permission. BMG claims 100%
 

12. "POP MUZIK"
Written by: Robin Scott/ Attrell Cordes/ Marcus Linial/ Jared Cordes.
© 2001 BMG Music Publishing International (PRS)/ Robin Scott Limited/ Publisher Unknown.
All rights for the World on behalf of Robin Scott Limited administered by BMG Music Publishing International (PRS).
All rights for the US on behalf of BMG Music Publishing International (PRS) administered by BMG Songs (ASCAP).
All rights for CA on behalf of BMG Music Publishing International (PRS) administered by BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. (SOCAN).
Used by permission. BMG claims 95%
 

13. "I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE"
Written by A. Bridges, S.Hutcheson.
Published by Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/BMI
 

14. "DISCO INFERNO"
(see above)
 

15. "US TV THEME MUSIC"
Written by Brett Foster.
Published by David Spicer Productions.
 

16. "STAR MAN"
Written by David Bowie.
Published by Chrysalis Music, Screen Gems EMI Music Publishing and TINTORETTO/RZO Music, Inc.
 

17. "I LOVE TO LOVE (BUT MY BABY JUST LOVES TO DANCE)"
Written by Jack Robinson and James Bolden.
Used by Permission of Peer music 11, Ltd. And Editions Robin Song Music
 

18a. "BOOGIE SHOES"
Written by Harry Casey and Richard Finch
Published by EMI Longitude music
 

18b. "LET'S GROOVE"
Written by Maurice White and Wayne Vaughan.
Published by EMI April Music inc and Music Sales.
 

18c. "BOOGIE WONDERLAND"
Written by: Jon Lind and Allee Willis Copyright 1979.
All rights administered by Big Mystique Music, EMI Blackwood and Irving Music/ASCAP.
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 

19. "I WILL SURVIVE"
Writers: Perren/Fekaris Bibo Music Publishing Inc/Perren-Vibes Music Inc.
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 

20. "SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD"
Writers: John/Taupin
HST Mgt. Ltd/Rouge Booze Inc Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 

21. "DON'T GIVE UP ON US"
Writers: Macaulay MacAulay Music Ltd.
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 

22. "DEVIL GATE DRIVE"
Written By: Nicholas Chinn/ Michael Chapman
© 1974 BMG Songs (ASCAP) All rights for the World administered by BMG Songs (ASCAP).
All rights for the CA on behalf of BMG Songs (ASCAP) administered by BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. (SOCAN).
Used by permission. BMG claims 100%
 

23. "FIRE"
Written by Brown/Crane/Finesilver/Kerr.
© Onward Music Ltd
 

24. "SPIRIT IN THE SKY"
Written by Norman Greenbaum
Published by Great Honesty Music.
 

25. "SATURDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING"
Writers: John/Taupin Dick James Music Ltd.
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 

26. "PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC WHITEBOY"
Written by Robert W Parissi.
Copyright 1976 by Bema Music co a division of Sweet Records Inc and RWP Music.
All Rights Reserved
 

27. DISCO INFERNO
(see above)
 

28. FINALE - various.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited

Included Materials

ItemQuantity Included
LIBRETTO/VOCAL BOOK25
PIANO VOCAL SCORE ACT 12
PIANO VOCAL SCORE ACT 22

Production Resources

Resource
PERFORMANCE ACCOMPANIMENT CD (STD)

STANDARD ORCHESTRATION

InstrumentationDoubling
DRUMS
ELECTRIC BASS
GUITARACOUSTIC GUITAR , ELECTRIC GUITAR , SEMI-ACOUSTIC GUITAR
KEYBOARD 1
KEYBOARD 2
REED 1ALTO SAXOPHONE , BARITONE SAXOPHONE , OBOE (OPTIONAL) , TENOR SAXOPHONE
REED 2BARITONE SAXOPHONE , OBOE (OPTIONAL) , SOPRANO SAX , TENOR SAXOPHONE
SONG PACKET
TROMBONE
TRUMPETFLUGELHORN , TRUMPET
Disco Inferno
The classic tale of the soul-selling Faust is set to the greatest disco hits of the 1970s.
Show Essentials
10
Roles
+ Ensemble
PG
Rated
2
Acts
Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Jack
The young and impressionable wannabe 'superstar'. Confident, humble, determined. A true "good guy" who loves his girlfriend and adores his friends.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: A3
Jane
Jack's devoted girlfriend/fiancé. Loves and supports him whole-heartedly. Pretty and sweet, she stands up for herself when she thinks Jack is taking advantage of her.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Tom
Jack's lifelong best friend and Maggie's boyfriend. Somewhat nerdish and always one step behind in whatever is going on. Always trying to be smooth with the ladies.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Maggie
Tom's girlfriend. She is a fanatic for 'The Beatles.' Emotional and controlling at times.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Heathcliffe
The egotistical, malevolent singer in the 'Disco Inferno' club. Loves the spotlight and is jealous of anyone who might take it. Very handsome.
Gender: male
Age: 22 to 30
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3
Kathy
Heathcliffe's long-suffering girlfriend. She is a shallow seductress and only with Heathcliffe for the material possessions she hopes it will bring.
Gender: female
Age: 21 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Terry
Jack and Tom's friend. He is a smooth-talking DJ who is there to support his friends in their time of need.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Duke (the Devil)
The ageing, 'hippy' rocker. He is the owner of the local nightclub who tries to offer Jack advice. Father-figure type. Perpetually nostalgic.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Lady Marmalade
The Devil's right-hand lady. A femme fatale sent to seduce Jack into signing away his soul. She is well spoken, persuasive, and domineering.
Gender: female
Age: 28 to 35
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Nick
An eccentric English fashion consultant and acolyte of the Devil. He is overly glamorous and the epitome of camp. Talks fast and makes decisions even faster. A self-labeled genius.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
Dancers; Screaming Fans; Audience Members; Secretaries; Devil's Acolytes; Kids In The Cinema; Press/Photographers

Show History

Inspiration


Disco Inferno is inspired by the classic German legend of Faust. In the legend, Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and talent. In Disco Inferno, Jack Flash sells his soul in exchange for becoming a famous singer. The music of the piece draws from the canon of disco music that was popular in the 1970s.

Productions


Disco Inferno was first performed in 1999 by Stage One Theatre Company in England.

Since Disco Inferno was published in 2003 by David Spicer Productions, it has been performed by hundreds of theatre companies and schools in the United States. Internationally, Disco Inferno has been produced in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, China, Norway, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Cultural Influence

  • Disco Inferno features a number of hit songs, such as: "Celebration," "All out of Love," "Crocodile Rock," "Hot Stuff," "Instant Replay," "Ballroom Blitz," "I Love the Nightlife," "Spirit in the Sky" and "Play That Funky Music, White Boy".


Trivia

  • In the original production, Disco Inferno writer, Justin Sepple, played the leading character, Jack Flash.

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