Auditions

First Date 

Book by Austin Winberg
Music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Directed by Nathan Jacques

 

Audition Dates:   June 25 - 27, beginning at 7PM
Call Backs:   Saturday, June 30, at 10AM
Performance Dates:   September 7 - September 30, 2018; Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2:30PM


What to expect: Actors should prepare 32 bars of music and bring sheet music for their selection. Actors will also be asked to read excerpts from the script. These excerpts can be found here.


Show Description:

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

(First Date contains strong language and adult themes)

 

Characters:

Aaron (Male; age 20-30) A jewish investment banker who is new to the blind dating scene. He is way out of his comfort zone, incredibly nervous, and tries way too hard to be "cool". High baritone/tenor.


Casey (Female; age 20-30) A tough, bold, daring, and somewhat controversial young woman who has a bad track record with men. She puts up walls, but secretly wants to meet the perfect guy; great belt/mix voice.


Woman #1 (Female; age 25-35) Plays  Grandma Ida, Lauren, Facebook, female with megaphone #2, and Aaron's mother. Lauren, Casey's sister, is for the most part content with her marriage. She takes it upon herself to be Casey's dating coach. Lauren tends to be more focused on making herself feel good through her own advice than actually helping Casey. Grandma Ida is Aaron's dead Jewish grandmother who is not too pleased to hear that Aaron is dating someone outside of their faith. Must be a strong performer who can play multiple characters! Belt/mix with soprano.


Woman #2 (Female; age 18-30) Plays Jewish chorus, Allison, Google girl, and female with megaphone #1. Allison is Aaron's ex-fiance. She is incredibly attractive, conservative, uptight, and manipulative.


Man #1 (Male; age 18-30) Plays Jewish chorus, Gabe, YouTube, and edgy British guy. Gabe, Aaron's best friend since childhood, is a charismatic, sex-driven, self-acclaimed expert on women. Edgy British guy is one of Casey's exes; he is cock(ne)y, self-serving, and overcompensates a bit. Must be a strong performer who can play multiple characters! Bari-tenor vocal range.


Man #2 (Male; age 18-30) Plays Reggie, Aaron's future son, Instagram, and edgy rocker guy. Reggie is Casey's fabulous, flamboyant, and fierce gay best friend who tends to overthink her not returning his bailout calls. Reggie is easily made jealous and over-dramatic. Edgy rocker guy is one of Casey's exes; he is a slob, uncouth, and selfish. Must be a strong performer who can play multiple characters! Tenor vocal range.


Man #3 (Male; age 30-45, a younger actor can be aged up) Plays waiter, Casey's Christian father, Twitter, and friendly therapist. The waiter is a hopeless romantic who has seen many potential connections fail during his long career in foodservice. He simply wants to find love, and for others to find love in his restaurant. He is also a songwriter and poet. Casey's Christian father is a disapproving, very conservative older man who is unhappy with his daughter for dating someone outside of his faith. Must be a strong performer who can play multiple characters! MUST BE A GOOD DANCER! Bari-tenor vocal range.



Questions?

Contact the director: nathan3986@aol.com


FIRST DATE is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and Two Knights Rights Limited. www.rnh.com