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Everybody Gets Into the Act at the Raucous 'Club Disco'

November 06, 1998|F. KATHLEEN FOLEY

If you have an allergy to polyester, you might want to give "Club Disco" at Hollywood Moguls Theatre a miss. If not, you might find this amazingly accurate re-creation of a 1970s Brooklyn disco as purely fun as it is intended to be.

Creator Amy Lord Blumsack, who co-authored the piece with director Gary Blumsack and Ellen Gerstein, co-created "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral," another environmental "you are there" theater event that is still going strong in New York. A raucous, involving melange of a spectacularly vulgar era, "Club Disco" could prove to be a similarly popular ticket.

The plot, from what little can be heard above the cacophonous period music, consists mostly of hormone-fueled fracases between the various disco denizens. Don't fret if you miss some dialogue. The actors circulate freely, filling you with drinks, pizza and, of course, the salient dish.

Be forewarned: This disco madness, which includes vintage line dancing by choreographer Gene Anthony Ray and a wet T-shirt contest, is highly interactive, so be prepared for a wild boogie night. Or, if you want to just sit back and people watch, you'll find enough colorful characters--among the cast and audience alike--to satisfy the most voyeuristic appetite.

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* "Club Disco," Hollywood Moguls, 1650 Schrader Blvd., Hollywood. Fridays, 8 p.m. Ends Dec. 18. $20. (310) 289-2999. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.

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