Auditions

Monologue and song sides may be downloaded here:

Aaron song     Aaron monologue     Casey song     Casey monologue     
Woman #1 song    
 Woman #1 monologue     Man #3 song     Man #3 monologue  

**Video submissions (deadline Jan 13) should be sent to garretstorms [at] stagewest.org.**

FIRST DATE

Book by Austin Winsberg
Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

Directed by Harry Parker          Musical Direction by Alan Shorter

When tightly-wound Aaron is set up with laid-back Casey on a blind date, a casual drink turns into an uproariously high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds, this mismatched pair’s inner critics take on a life of their own, as other patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents, who sing and dance them through icebreakers, appetizers, and potential conversational land mines. The result is a gleefully awkward evening as these two romantics try to turn a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives.

Roles: Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All available roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.

Aaron - Male. Tenor. 30ish, charmingly awkward, conservative, wears glasses and a suit

Casey - Female. Mezzo. 30ish, funky, pretty, considerably more cool-looking than Aaron

Woman #1 - Mezzo. (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Facebook/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)

Man #3 - Baritenor. (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Blaze/Twitter/Friendly Therapist)

Note: The roles of Woman #2, Man #1, and Man #2 are not available.

Audition Dates/Times:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Video Submission deadline is January 13, 2019.

Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00PM. Please prepare one of the selected monologues from the show (monologue selections available at stagewest.org/auditions) and one of the provided vocal selections of a song from the show (song selections available at stagewest.org/auditions). An accompanist will be provided. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. It is strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.

Rehearsals:
Begin Monday, August 19, 2019. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.

Performances:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 through Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00]

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