First Date

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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 during this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected musical theatre 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 with 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?

“A winning crowd-pleaser delivered with comic verve and charm."

- The Hollywood Reporter

“Funny, full of action with a generous helping of a timeless musical."

- Roger Ebert

Introductory Video

First Date

MUSIC AND LYRICS

ROLES

Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

4F, 5M
ensemble

BOOK

Austin Winsberg

DURATION

90

ACTS

1

ROLES

4f, 3m

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adults,
Teens
(14-18)

Casting

Man #1 (Jewish Chorus / Gabe / Youtube / Edgy British Guy)
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida / Lauren / Facebook / Female with Megaphone #2 / Aaron's Mother)
Man #2 (Reggie / Aaron's Future Son / Instagram / Edgy Rocker Guy)
Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus / Allison / Google Girl / Female with Megaphone #1)
Man #3 (Waiter / Casey's Christian Father / Twitter / Friendly Therapist)
Aaron
Casey

Instrumentation

Piano-Conductor/Keyboard 1
Reed/Keyboard 3 (Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxphone, Clarinet, Flute, Keyboard)
Guitar 1 (Acoustic, Electric, Nylon)
Guitar 2/Keyboard 2 (Acoustic, Electric, Keyboard)
Drums
Bass (Electric, Acoustic)